Environment

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…]

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A destroyed home is seen from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey surveying the aftermath from Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands [more…]

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Published 10/11/2017

The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. [more…]

India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency

India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency

Published 10/11/2017

India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. [more…]

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

Published 08/11/2017

Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. [more…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

Published 23/10/2017

A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. [more…]

Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

Published 13/10/2017

At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday. [more…]