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.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
The Canadian government on Friday announced an agreement with the European Union that will let Inuit people resume the exportation of seal products, which have been the subject of an EU ban since 2009.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The world's largest toymaker Lego caved in to pressure Thursday from a hugely successful Greenpeace campaign targeting a deal with oil giant Shell and linking the iconic plastic bricks to catastrophic Arctic oil spills.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Many U.S. coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become “chronic” in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.