Category Archives: Environment

05Aug/17

‘Lucifer’ heat wave holds eastern Europe in fiery grip

BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
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26Jul/17

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10 years later, according to the UK government, in a move that follows a similar announcement by the French government. David Doyle reports. Continue reading

10Jul/17

France may close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025

France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix. Julian Satterthwaite reports Continue reading

12May/17

Study finds sea salt is contaminated with microplastics

Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.
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02May/17

Vulture vision study reveals raptor-like hunting ability

Researchers find that white-headed vultures have a surprisingly predatory foraging technique, and could explain why they’re less prone to flying into man-made objects like wind turbines. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

29Apr/17

Climate protests to mark Trump’s 100 days in office

Demonstrators weather rain, snow, and heat in various U.S. cities to protest President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment.
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18Apr/17

Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

Women in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola are making a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and usable household products like baskets for sale. The project aims at empowering members while at the same time reducing the number of plastic bags dumped indiscriminately.
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02Apr/17

Survivors face tragic first night after deadly landslide

Roads and bridges lay in destruction as the death toll following a landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province rises to over 200 with hundreds more injured. Saskia O’Donoghue reports Continue reading