Environment

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Published 21/08/2017

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. [more…]

No oil pollution reported after U.S. warship, tanker collide off Singapore

No oil pollution reported after U.S. warship, tanker collide off Singapore

Published 21/08/2017

No oil spill was reported after a collision between a U.S. guided-missile destroyer and a merchant vessel in Singapore waters, authorities in the city-state said on Monday. [more…]

Millions of Americans await awe-inspiring total solar eclipse

Millions of Americans await awe-inspiring total solar eclipse

Published 21/08/2017

Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses are taking positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. [more…]

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday`s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday`s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Published 20/08/2017

Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. [more…]

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

Published 20/08/2017

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land. [more…]

Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

Published 17/08/2017

When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal behavior and radio signals bouncing around the atmosphere. [more…]

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

Published 16/08/2017

Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages. [more…]

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Published 13/08/2017

The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation. [more…]

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Published 12/08/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure jobs, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions scandal. [more…]

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Published 11/08/2017

What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. [more…]