Environment

Prehistoric ochre mining operation found in submerged Mexican caves

Prehistoric ochre mining operation found in submerged Mexican caves

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers diving into dark submerged caves on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula have found evidence of an ambitious mining operation starting 12,000 years ago [more…]

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

Published 02/07/2020

NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour [more…]

Broadway theaters to remain closed through early January 2021

Broadway theaters to remain closed through early January 2021

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - Broadway theaters will remain closed through Jan. 3, 2021, industry group the Broadway League said on Monday, extending their coronavirus-related shutdown for another [more…]

Siberian heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate scientists say

Siberian heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate scientists say

Published 26/06/2020

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Pine trees are bursting into flames. Boggy peatlands are tinderbox dry. And towns in northern Russia are sweltering under conditions more typical [more…]

Baby dragons take their bow in a Slovenian cave

Baby dragons take their bow in a Slovenian cave

Published 12/06/2020

POSTOJNA, Slovenia (Reuters) - Three rare aquatic creatures known as baby dragons are going on display in an aquarium at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave, one of [more…]

World’s largest green turtle colony nearly twice as big as thought

World’s largest green turtle colony nearly twice as big as thought

Published 10/06/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The world’s largest population of nesting green turtles is nearly twice as big as previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday, after drones [more…]

Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans as they once were

Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans as they once were

Published 08/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eleven years ago, environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel dreamed aloud in a commencement speech: What if scientists could record the sounds of [more…]

Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie

Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie

Published 05/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - American actress Whoopi Goldberg has leant her voice to an Extinction Rebellion animated film highlighting the precarious state of the planet’s natural [more…]

Protesters stage day of action against Britain’s planned high-speed rail link

Protesters stage day of action against Britain’s planned high-speed rail link

Published 04/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Protesters blocked construction sites along the route of a planned high-speed rail link on Monday, aiming to stop swathes of British woodlands [more…]

In dress of giant inflatable roses, Chinese artist marks Earth Day

In dress of giant inflatable roses, Chinese artist marks Earth Day

Published 22/04/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wearing a dress she made of eight giant plastic inflatable roses over a wire structure and a headpiece crowned by a globe, [more…]