ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

Norway to review electric car subsidies

2015-04-20 21:04

Norway is reviewing its subsidies for electric vehicles after generous government incentives made the country the biggest user of battery powered cars in the world.

Kerry to visit Arctic amid concern over ice melt

2015-04-19 09:36

Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Arctic Circle for key ministerial talks on climate change amid global concerns about rising seas and accelerating ice melt.

Apple digs in on green with China solar

2015-04-16 22:03

Apple is looking for greener paper and is investing in solar power in China in an endeavour to fight climate change.

Headman who opposed mining bid dies 'under mysterious circumstances'

2015-04-16 16:52

Suspicions of foul play are running rife among the communities that would be affected by a titanium mining project along the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast, after the sudden death of one of their local headmen.

Oil spill leaves half million Mexicans without water

2015-04-15 22:28

Authorities in southern Mexico are scrambling to restore potable water to more than half a million people after rivers were contaminated when thieves punctured an oil pipeline.

Florida takes aim at cat-eating African lizards

2015-04-10 22:09

A cat-eating lizard native to Africa is being targeted by Florida state wildlife officials who say the creatures, known as Nile monitors, could be dangerous to pets and people.

Blaze hits Mexico oil platform

2015-04-01 17:30

Mexican state-run oil company Pemex is fighting a fire on oil platform in Campeche Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

 

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

2015-04-20 09:26

Five years after the worst US offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.

Attempt to create SA’s greenest student res

2015-04-17 13:35

Stellenbosch University’s new student residence, which is currently under construction, has set its sights on being the greenest residence in Africa.

Spain tows burning fishing boat out to sea

2015-04-16 19:05

Greenpeace has criticized Spain for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel from a Canary Islands port.

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

2015-04-16 09:07

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the US when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group says.

Indonesian leader 'committed to environmental'

2015-04-15 13:47

Indonesia’s president has assured Norway, which has pledged up to $1bn in aid to help preserve the Southeast Asian country’s forests, that he is as committed to the environment as his predecessor, the Norwegian PM says.

LA plans to go green

2015-04-09 21:13

Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.

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.

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