Environment

China’s State Grid to invest $5.7 billion into pumped hydro storage…

China’s State Grid to invest $5.7 billion into pumped hydro storage…

Published 09/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s State Grid Corp [STGRD.UL] will invest 38.7 billion yuan ($5.66 billion) to build five pumped hydro storage plants across the country, [more…]

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

Published 27/12/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor [more…]

Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

Published 14/12/2018

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he [more…]

Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

Published 13/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man was caught at New York’s JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the [more…]

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Published 10/12/2018

JINAN, China (Reuters) - In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks [more…]

New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste,…

New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste,…

Published 29/11/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could [more…]

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town

Published 10/07/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to stop [more…]

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Published 08/07/2018

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring “fissure 8,” which has been spewing [more…]

Scientists hope test-tube embryos can save near-extinct white rhino

Scientists hope test-tube embryos can save near-extinct white rhino

Published 04/07/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have created hybrid embryos from the sperm of near-extinct northern white rhinoceroses in the laboratory, hoping they can ultimately help save [more…]

Oil from sunken Iranian tanker may have reached Japan shores: Coast Gu

Oil from sunken Iranian tanker may have reached Japan shores: Coast Gu

Published 02/02/2018

The oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker Sanchi that sank on Sunday is seen in the East China Sea, on January 16, 2018 in [more…]