Environment

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda- hospital official

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda- hospital official

Published 30/08/2019

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A nine-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she [more…]

As Dorian looms, Florida’s Space Coast braces for possible…

As Dorian looms, Florida’s Space Coast braces for possible…

Published 30/08/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace companies are [more…]

New Jersey officials speed up Newark lead pipe replacement with…

New Jersey officials speed up Newark lead pipe replacement with…

Published 27/08/2019

(Reuters) - New Jersey unveiled a $120 million plan on Monday to speed up the replacement of old lead pipes in Newark in response to [more…]

Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say

Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say

Published 26/08/2019

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Seven eggs from the world’s last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially, reviving hopes of saving the endangered [more…]

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for…

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for…

Published 23/08/2019

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an [more…]

China provides $1 billion in ‘green’ finance to coal projects in…

China provides $1 billion in ‘green’ finance to coal projects in…

Published 19/08/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a [more…]

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

Published 19/08/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country [more…]

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

Published 15/08/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather [more…]

Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestation

Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestation

Published 05/08/2019

SRAGEN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesia man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation [more…]

Grasshoppers take Vegas by swarm, disrupting weather radar, tourism

Grasshoppers take Vegas by swarm, disrupting weather radar, tourism

Published 28/07/2019

(Reuters) - Swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon America’s Sin City in unusual abundance this week, disrupting weather radars, deterring tourists and invoking hysteria on [more…]