6.1 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia

6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit British Columbia's north coast but no initial damage reported.


Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

2015-04-24 20:11

Ministers from Arctic nations have gathered in northern Canada to shine a spotlight on one of the planet's most remote regions.

EU clears 19 genetically modified products

2015-04-24 17:03

The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products including human food, animal feed and cut flowers.

Lionfish found in Brazil is related to Caribbean invasives

2015-04-24 13:04

A lionfish with relatives in the Caribbean has been speared off the coast of Brazil, marking the furthest point south ever documented for the invasive species and raising new concerns about its range, scientists say.

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

2015-04-24 13:26

Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another.

Scientists get better view of magma under Yellowstone

2015-04-24 11:18

A big reservoir of hot, partly molten rock has been discovered beneath the famed Yellowstone National Park in the US, but researchers say there is no added risk of volcanic eruption.

Colorful macaws bring beauty to chaotic Caracas

2015-04-24 10:25

In the 1970s Vittorio Poggi was inspired to breed macaws and release them across Venezuela's capital. Forty years later, hundreds, perhaps thousands of macaws colour the sky giving residents a moment of quiet respite from chaos and crime.

First carbon auction to help Australia meet pledge

2015-04-24 08:47

Australia says its plan to pay polluters to reduce carbon emissions blamed for climate change was off to a good start and would help the nation become a world leader.

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Woolly mammoths die lingering death

2015-04-23 22:43

The most complete genetic information assembled on woolly mammoths is providing insight into their demise, revealing they suffered two population crashes.

Chinese scientists 'edit' human embryos

2015-04-23 20:26

In a controversial new research paper, Chinese scientists have described how they were able to manipulate the genomes of human embryos for the first time.

Fishermen sceptical Thailand can clean up in time after EU threat

2015-04-23 14:06

Thailand's lucrative fishing sector has been tarnished by a barrage of negative publicity, ranging from allegations of overfishing to rights abuses of the thousands of migrant workers who crew its fleet.

Obama warns of damage from climate neglect

2015-04-23 10:44

President Barack Obama has warned of growing damage from climate change, saying the problem can no longer be denied.

How do you tell a boy dinosaur from a girl dinosaur?

2015-04-23 07:56

For extinct creatures like dinosaurs known only from fossils, it is notoriously difficult to differentiate the males from the females of a species because sex distinctions are rarely obvious from the skeletons.

India plans more tiger reserves

2015-04-22 20:13

India is planning more tiger reserves across the country, bolstered by a recent survey that shows the big cats' numbers are growing.

US scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work

2015-04-22 13:37

Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency say.

Top experts call for zero-carbon world by 2050

2015-04-22 10:00

A group of top international experts has urged governments to stick to their promises to combat climate change and said the aim should be to create a "zero-carbon society" by 20150.

White House releases energy plan

2015-04-21 22:35

The White House has released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy.

Man-made quakes shake US

2015-04-23 21:36

Man-made quakes linked to energy drilling shakes more than a dozen areas in the US.

Oceans worth $24 trillion or more

2015-04-23 16:32

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources.

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

2015-04-23 12:12

A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for 50-plus years has suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours with tremendous force, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of some 5 000 people.

Activist abandons Earth Day swim in polluted New York canal

2015-04-23 09:10

An environmental activist have given up less than halfway through his attempt to swim the length of a notoriously polluted New York City canal, but not before comparing it to 'swimming into a dirty diaper'.

Coyote roaming Manhattan triggers massive hunt

2015-04-22 23:56

A coyote spotted in an exclusive Manhattan neighbourhood has touched off a massive police hunt that has shut down Riverside Park.

North Korea solar panel boom gives power to the people

2015-04-22 20:13

In a country notorious for a lack of electricity, many North Koreans are taking power into their hands by installing cheap household solar panels to charge mobile phones and light up their homes.

'Arrogant' rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison

2015-04-22 18:13

Four Mpumalanga men convicted of trespassing and illegal hunting in the Kruger National Park have each been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

Beijing says air had less pollution in 1st part of year

2015-04-22 15:53

Beijing authorities say a key measure of air pollutants show a 19% drop in the first three months of the year.

China's choking air pollution goes west - Greenpeace

2015-04-22 11:08

China's choking air pollution is moving to the country's west, environmental group Greenpeace says, though air quality may have modestly improved in eastern cities such as Beijing.

Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018

2015-04-22 08:15

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space, Nasa and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.

Nobel winners help Asian cities tackle climate change

2015-04-21 21:10

Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.


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