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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:18:34 -0400

OSLO (Reuters) - The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday.(image)

German politics split over diesel refit burden

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:19:34 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German transport minister Andreas Scheuer is asking carmakers to tell him how they plan to complete by the end of the year software upgrades on diesel vehicles to reduce emissions, he told a newspaper.(image)

Fashion and the environment, an uncomfortable fit for McCartney

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:53:53 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said.(image)

German prosecutors may widen Bosch emissions probe

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:06:17 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors may widen an investigation into auto supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] over its suspected involvement in emissions test cheating to include dealings with Fiat , Ford , General Motors and Hyundai , according to the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office.(image)

HSBC to stop financing most new coal plants, oil sands, arctic drilling

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:31:50 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's largest bank HSBC said on Friday it would mostly stop funding new coal power plants, oil sands and arctic drilling, becoming the latest in a long line of investors to shun the fossil fuels.(image)

Trump administration begins review process for drilling in Alaska refuge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:27:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration this week will begin the environmental review process for oil and gas drilling on a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region in northern Alaska rich in crude but prized by conservationists.(image)

Fire dancers hope to keep flame alive during Boracay closure

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:00:01 -0400

BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - As night falls on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, beach-goers eat, drink and watch a troupe of fire dancers twirling flames and performing acrobatics.(image)

Belgium to double offshore wind energy capacity as it exits nuclear power

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:28:25 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will double the area of its North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020, the government announced on Friday, as part of its exit strategy from nuclear power.(image)

China says accidentally reported two major quakes which never happened

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:50:34 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's earthquake administration said on Friday that it had accidentally reported two major quakes which in fact had never happened, saying they were drills which had been unintentionally released to the public.(image)

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:05:29 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company said.(image)