Saturday, October 18, 2014
It was just a feather: but in the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats.
A local environmental group said Thursday that it will initiate a second referendum aimed at curbing nuclear power use in Taiwan following the rejection of its previous proposal by the Cabinet.
Fracking technology has driven a boom in natural gas that many hope will prompt a switch away from coal use and put the brakes on the rise in Earth-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Soaring eagles tuck in their wings when encountering turbulence to avoid damaging their muscles, scientists suggested on Wednesday.
Embryonic stem cells transplanted into 18 patients with deteriorating eyesight restored some vision in more than half the volunteers, the longest study into the fledgling technology reported Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台灣電力公司) are to team up and launch a project to deal with the fuel rods used in the First and Second Nuclear Power Plants. A total of 1,200 fuel rods will be transported to France next year to be reprocessed and held for 20 years before being sent back to Taiwan., 3 Comments
Scholars said Tuesday that advanced satellite altimeters can help unveil the secrets of the seafloor.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.