Environment

‘The ducks have won’: French court says they may keep on quacking

‘The ducks have won’: French court says they may keep on quacking

Published 20/11/2019

DAX, France (Reuters) - The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint [more…]

China’s huge mysterious extinct ape ‘Giganto’ was an orangutan cousin

China’s huge mysterious extinct ape ‘Giganto’ was an orangutan cousin

Published 13/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genetic material extracted from a 1.9 million-year-old fossil tooth from southern China shows that the world’s largest-known ape - an extinct creature [more…]

On Singles’ Day, green groups warn of China’s surge in packaging waste

On Singles’ Day, green groups warn of China’s surge in packaging waste

Published 11/11/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Accumulated waste from China’s e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein [more…]

New Zealand base for methane-measuring satellite mission

New Zealand base for methane-measuring satellite mission

Published 06/11/2019

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand, the government said [more…]

Czech lab grows mustard plants for Mars

Czech lab grows mustard plants for Mars

Published 01/11/2019

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as Mars. [more…]

As wildfire rages, LA’s ‘fire proof’ Getty Museum sees no risk to art

As wildfire rages, LA’s ‘fire proof’ Getty Museum sees no risk to art

Published 29/10/2019

(Reuters) - When a fast-moving wildfire licked up to the fringes of the sprawling Getty Center complex on Tuesday, the staff of the Los Angeles [more…]

Getty fire in LA likely caused by tree branch falling on power lines: fire officials

Getty fire in LA likely caused by tree branch falling on power lines: fire officials

Published 29/10/2019

(Reuters) - A major wildfire burning in Los Angeles near the famed Getty Center art museum was likely sparked by a tree branch falling on [more…]

Russia’s Lukoil, Hungary’s MOL to sign dirty oil settlement: sources

Russia’s Lukoil, Hungary’s MOL to sign dirty oil settlement: sources

Published 28/10/2019

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President [more…]

Solar powered cars set off for Australia’s outback race

Solar powered cars set off for Australia’s outback race

Published 15/10/2019

(Refile changes to biennial from biannual in paragraph 2) MELBOURNE (Reuters) - More than 40 racing teams from 21 countries left Darwin on Sunday to [more…]

U.S. regulators allow genetically modified cotton as human food source

U.S. regulators allow genetically modified cotton as human food source

Published 12/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light for genetically modified cotton to be used for human consumption, paving the way for [more…]