Environment

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…]

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Published 23/11/2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north [more…]

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

Published 22/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A nighttime view of Europe made possible by the "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a [more…]

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's research farm is pictured near Carman, Manitoba, Canada August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Prong/File Photo (This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to [more…]