ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

Buy an electric car online from Amazon

2015-04-01 11:01

First it was books, then household products; now you can buy an electric car from online shopping giant Amazon.

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast

2015-03-31 08:14

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special US envoy to the Arctic says, but gave no details as to when.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:46

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

The Salton Sea a time-bomb

2015-03-27 16:30

The Salton Sea looks putrid, with dead fish scattered among patches of foetid water in a vast salty lake in the middle of the Californian desert.

30 new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate

2015-03-25 18:28

Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of "heat-beating" beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming, researchers say.

Electric cars combat urban heat problem

2015-03-20 05:00

Electric vehicles are a useful tool for fighting sweaty city summers, according to a study.

Hidden paths could be behind Antarctic glacier melt

2015-03-17 07:58

Scientists have discovered two pathways that are likely channelling warm ocean water under a massive Antarctic glacier, which could contribute to rising global sea levels, a study reveals.

Huge ice chunks are giving parts of Cape Cod an arctic vibe

2015-03-13 12:40

Icebergs aren't a common sight in Massachusetts, but massive chunks of ice have washed up on some beaches, and they're drawing curious onlookers.

Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska

2015-03-06 09:47

Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.

Arson to blame for Argentine forest fires

2015-03-03 14:23

Fires that have ravaged some 20 000ha of forest in Argentina's remote Patagonia region were deliberately set, according to Argentine officials.

 

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

2015-04-01 10:02

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:49

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

Earth Hour kicks off in style

2015-03-28 16:51

The first major event to mark the ninth annual global Earth Hour event to highlight climate change was a performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.

Antarctic ice has shrunk by almost 20% - study

2015-03-27 06:34

The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20%, according to the latest research published this week.

Smog-choked Paris forces half of cars off roads

2015-03-23 05:00

French authorities are set to put in place emergency traffic-limiting measures in Paris, as the City of Light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog.

Paris pollution shrouds Eiffel tower in smog

2015-03-18 18:47

The Eiffel Tower has disappeared behind a brown smog as Paris and much of northern France suffered a spike in pollution.

Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef

2015-03-16 10:58

Australia has detailed how it will ban dumping of all dredge soil in the Great Barrier Reef as it looks to step up protection of the world's largest reef and avoid having it listed by Unesco as 'in danger'.

Train carrying crude derails in Ontario

2015-03-08 12:07

A train carrying crude oil has derailed in northern Ontario, but no injuries are reported although it is burning.

Senate fails to override Obama pipe veto

2015-03-04 22:22

The US Senate has failed to override Obama's veto of the bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Nepal: Human waste on Everest is a major problem

2015-03-03 10:00

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says.

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