Tag Archives: Environment

13Nov/17

Earthquake kills 348 in Iran, destroys only hospital in worst hit area – state TV

SARPOL-E ZAHAB COUNTY, KERMANSHAH PROVINCE, IRAN (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (IRINN) – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake on Sunday (November 12) killed at least 348 people and injured some 6,600 in Iran with death toll likely to rise as rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in remote, mountainous areas, state media said. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Great Barrier Reef bursts into life during annual coral spawning

MOORE REEF, GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA (FILMED OVER TWO NIGHTS) – The Great Barrier Reef showcased its annual spawning last week, with underwater footage captured on November 8 and 9 showing the moment future generations of coral reef are created. Continue reading

12Nov/17

White truffles – how to find them, eat them and sell them

ALBA, ITALY (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alba in the north western region of Piemonte is known as Italy’s white truffle capital. Licensed truffle hunters forage from autumn through late February with dogs trained to recognize their scent. Growing spontaneously in the earth in just a few regions of Italy and central Europe, white truffles have a unique flavour and aroma. Continue reading

11Nov/17

State government calls off car rationing in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, INDIA (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (ANI) – The Delhi government on Saturday (November 11) called off the “odd-even” car rationing scheme after country’s top environmental court had allowed the same but denied any relaxation for women drivers.
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10Nov/17

UCLA basketball players suspected of shoplifting in China confined to hotel

HANGZHOU, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, CHINA (NOVEMBER 10, 2017) (REUTERS) – Three UCLA men’s basketball players, detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, have been confined to their hotel pending legal proceedings, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe sacks VP seen as top succession candidate

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president after he showed “traits of disloyalty”, his information minister said on Monday (November 6), removing a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old leader. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Speech analyser could tell if you’re too tired to drive

Speech scientists are developing a system that can monitor fatigue levels by looking for signs of tiredness in the voice, with plans for its initial use by heavy construction vehicle drivers. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Headwinds for climate change conference

A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

28Oct/17

Spain’s El Pais newspaper rolls off the presses after historic day

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolls off the presses after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation.

MADRID, SPAIN (Reuters)

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolled off the presses late Friday (October 27) after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.

The Spanish daily’s front page ran with the headlines of “State Moves to Suffocate Insurrection,” to mark a critical day the country’s four-decade old democracy.

A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.

23Oct/17

London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading