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‘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…]

U.S. to raise age limit for vaping to 21, Trump says ahead of action next week

U.S. to raise age limit for vaping to 21, Trump says ahead of action next week

Published 09/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to raise the age limit for vaping to 21, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that [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…]