Environment

German minister backs culling of wild boars to fight swine fever: pape

German minister backs culling of wild boars to fight swine fever: pape

Published 12/01/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt is backing an “intelligent reduction” of Germany’s growing wild boar population to prevent a further spread of [more…]

Lobsters must be comfortably numb before cooking: Swiss government

Lobsters must be comfortably numb before cooking: Swiss government

Published 10/01/2018

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has banned the common culinary practice of throwing fresh lobsters into boiling water as part of an overhaul of its animal [more…]

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no t

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no t

Published 10/01/2018

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but [more…]

Prickles and a paunch: Israel’s overweight hedgehogs go on diet

Prickles and a paunch: Israel’s overweight hedgehogs go on diet

Published 04/01/2018

RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) - Ten overweight hedgehogs have had to go on strict diets and exercise regimes after they ate so much on the [more…]

Oasis star Liam Gallagher lends voice to Christmas climate change camp

Oasis star Liam Gallagher lends voice to Christmas climate change camp

Published 14/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Musician Liam Gallagher poses for a portrait while promoting his solo album "As You Were" in Santa Monica, California, U.S., July 25, 2017. [more…]

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Published 01/12/2017

French farmer Marc Leprince pulls up a dead weed in an alfalfa field non-treated with weedkillers during an interview with Reuters in Greneville-en-Beauce, France, November [more…]

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Published 01/12/2017

An old windmill stands in front of wind turbines in a paddock near the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made [more…]

Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Published 27/11/2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. [more…]

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Published 27/11/2017

A Balinese man sits as Mount Agung volcano erupts at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. ChristoDENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - [more…]

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Published 27/11/2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rising ozone pollution in China’s cities has emerged as a major health risk, causing a rise in deaths from strokes and heart [more…]