Environment

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…]

Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

Published 06/12/2017

Artist's conception of the most-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang [more…]

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study

Published 06/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies in the Arctic Ocean in [more…]

Singapore researchers’ underwater robot inspired by manta ray

Singapore researchers’ underwater robot inspired by manta ray

Published 04/12/2017

NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering researcher Chew Chee Meng showcases their aquatic robot manta ray "Mantadroid" at their faculty premises in Singapore November 27, 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…]

Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for ‘propaganda’ over spill

Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for ‘propaganda’ over spill

Published 27/11/2017

A court in Vietnam jailed a blogger on Monday for seven years for "conducting propaganda against the state", the latest action against a critic of the one-party state. [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…]

Shell and carmakers aim to go the distance with highway charging

Shell and carmakers aim to go the distance with highway charging

Published 27/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: The charging plug of an electric Volkswagen Passat car is pictured at charging station at a VW dealer in Berlin, Germany, February 2, [more…]

Monsanto says Mexico revokes permit to market GMO soy in seven states

Monsanto says Mexico revokes permit to market GMO soy in seven states

Published 24/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto logo is displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in [more…]