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Trump backs Keystone pipeline, but challenges remain

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:10:13 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, but the controversial project still faces a number of hurdles.

California rebukes Trump on emissions standards

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:39:23 -0400

As the Trump administration works to shrink the EPA and reverse environmental policies, states like California are fighting back.

Oil soaking sponge could help clean up serious spills

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:40:00 -0400

Scientists have invented a new foam which could be used to help mop up serious oil spills, like that caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Roselle Chen reports.

Trump sets Keystone pipeline construction in motion

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:35:47 -0400

The U.S. State Department has approved the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama.

Exclusive: Lead poisoning plagues California

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:01:22 -0400

Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.

China’s surface ozone pollution damaging rice yields, threatens global food security

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:17:00 -0400

Researchers find that high levels of surface ozone, a type of pollution, is damaging rice yields in China, and if left unchecked could threaten global food security. Ben Gruber has more.

Scientists finally figure out why pandas are black & white

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:06:00 -0400

Biologists in California say they've figured out why the most loveable bears in the world are black and white, as Ben Gruber reports.

Tiny predator is Top Gun of the insect world

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:39:00 -0400

A tiny fly, the size of a grain of rice, could be the Top Gun of the insect world after Cambridge scientists identified its remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, as Stuart McDill reports.

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon to harness British sea power

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:52:00 -0400

The British government looks set to green-light a vast tidal lagoon hydro-electricity power plant in Swansea Bay, south Wales. Matthew Stock reports.

John Goodman given star in Hollywood

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:54:00 -0500

Hollywood actor John Goodman is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Save the Data: Hackers work to save research in Trump era

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:56:47 -0500

Volunteer coders and researchers recently convened at Yale University, joining a grass roots Data Rescue movement to save and protect the U.S. government's digital records they fear could vanish under Pres. Trump.

Renewable energy storage gets boost from Namibian meteorite

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:51:00 -0500

Meteorite fragments could be used as a high performing catalyst to help store renewable energy cheaply and efficiently, according to Swiss scientists. Amy Pollock reports.

Robot leopard spotted in London

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:59:00 -0500

An animatronic leopard is spotted in London's Trafalgar Square, in a bid to highlight the plight of the species. Amy Pollock reports.

Most primate species at risk of extinction, says report

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:29:00 -0500

Some of the world's leading primatologists have warned that more than half of the world's primate species are at risk of extinction, due to increasing anthropogenic pressures on their habitats. Jim Drury reports.

Face masks for kids to counter toxic city air

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 04:59:00 -0500

A London-based designer has developed pollution face masks for children to protect them from the city's toxic air, as Stuart McDill reports.

Foreign diplomats in North Korea plant trees in downtown Pyongyang

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:44:00 -0500

Foreign diplomats in North Korea plant trees in downtown Pyongyang and visit an apartment construction site to mark tree-planting day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Trump proposing to slash a quarter of EPA's budget: Source

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:04:00 -0500

The White House is proposing to slash a quarter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget, targeting climate-change programs and those designed to prevent air and water pollution like lead contamination, according to a source. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Cameroonian girls turn waste into watts

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:42:00 -0500

Cameroon based non-governmental organization Green Girls Project trains young girls and provides solutions to turn waste into biogas, to provide cheap renewable energy in areas where electricity is out of reach. Elly Park reports.

Egyptian researchers turn prawns into plastic

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:33:00 -0500

Researchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic in a bid to make environmentally-friendly grocery bags.

Robocar - a self-driving electric AI car - unveiled at MWC

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:47:00 -0500

A self-driving electric racing car powered by artificial intelligence is unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Amy Pollock reports.

Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:59:00 -0500

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Coral reef images show new bleaching at Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:38:00 -0500

Images taken by divers and released by the Australian Marine Conservation Society show severe coral bleaching near Palm Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Jim Drury reports.

World's tallest wooden building could herald 'age of timber'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:50:00 -0500

High-rise wooden buildings, such as 14-storey apartment building "The Tree" in Norway, are altering city skylines in what the timber industry is heralding as a new era that will dent the supremacy of concrete and steel. Jim Drury reports.

Firefighters battle blaze at Australian recycling plant

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:16:00 -0500

A thick plume of black smoke is blazing across Sydney's skyline after a fire broke out at a recycling plant on Thursday.

Wooden "plyscrapers" challenge concrete and steel

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:38:52 -0500

High-rise wooden buildings, led by "The Tree", a 52.8 metre (173 feet) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel.