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Climate protesters march through Washington as Trump marks milestone

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:28:46 -0400

Protesters marched in Washington on a second consecutive Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and call on him to stand by policies to stop climate change championed by his predecessor.

Trump expands offshore drilling with executive order

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:52:00 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order that seeks to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to areas currently off limits, reversing the Obama administration's 'Arctic-leasing ban.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Scientists storing solar energy for future use

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:54:00 -0400

Researchers in Sweden work on how to efficiently store solar energy in a chemical liquid which can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. Francis Maguire reports.

California's 'super bloom' in full view from space

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:35:00 -0400

Satellite images capture an unusually dense 'super bloom' of wildflowers sprouting up across California.

Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:34:00 -0400

It's that time again. After the first spring rains in Cuba, crabs are invading the Bay of Pigs, returning to the waters to reproduce. Nathan Frandino reports.

Coldest city can now grow tomatoes all year round

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:53:00 -0400

Greenhouse invented by a Japanese company allows what's often called the coldest city on earth to grow tomatoes when temperatures drop to -50 Celsius, as Francis Maguire reports.

High density dwelling helping oysters reproduce

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:19:00 -0400

A research programme hopes to restore the overfished population of oysters off the south coast of England with high density dwelling to encourage the mollusc to make babies. Stuart McDill reports.

Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Women in Nigeria make a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and household products like baskets for sale. Roselle Chen reports.

U.S. scientists rally to protest on Earth Day

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:18:23 -0400

U.S. scientists are staging a March for Science rally in Washington, D.C., in outcry over steep cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for science and research budgets.

U.S. scientists rally in Washington to protest Trump policies on Earth Day

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:26:00 -0400

U.S. scientists are staging a March for Science rally in Washington, D.C., in outcry over steep cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for science and research budgets. Nathan Frandino reports.

Robots and chefs hope to bring lion fish to a restaurant near you

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:13:00 -0400

A newly developed unmanned robot capable of hunting and catching invasive lionfish is being tested in Bermuda where celebrity chefs have gathered for a cooking competition aimed at raising awareness to the threats the marine eco-system killing predator poses. Ben Gruber reports.

UV-blocking algae could be nature's own sunscreen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:20:00 -0400

Growing algae to harvest nature's own sunscreen could replace synthetic varieties, sometimes blamed for adverse effects on human skin. Matthew Stock reports.

Rich mining legacy is poisonous future in parts of South Africa

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:07:00 -0400

Waste from South African mines dug more than a century ago, stretching along one of the world's largest gold deposits, has left communities exposed to radiation, contaminated dust and water that can contribute to life threatening health conditions like TB and cancer. Stuart McDill reports.

Oil prices force Riyadh to cut billions in spending

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:55:43 -0400

Saudi Arabia's government is ordering its ministries and agencies to review billions of dollars' worth of unfinished infrastructure and economic development projects with a view to shelving or restructuring them.

Bubble-like water bottle you can eat

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0400

Ooho is an edible jelly-like sphere filled with drinkable liquid and made of natural, biodegradable materials that the makers hope could one day replace plastic bottles. Matthew Stock reports.

Finnish climate becoming more like Hungary's due to warming

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:06:00 -0400

Finnish researchers say that if warming continues Finland's climate will be more like Hungary's is now by the end of the century. Edward Baran reports.

California governor declares end to drought emergency

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:31:00 -0400

One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. Nathan Frandino reports.

Mexican farmers set to cash in on heirloom corn

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:43:54 -0400

Breeds of corn that have grown in Mexico for centuries will be given the same special status as fine chocolate and coffee - a fair trade label - and that may mean a boom for the country's farmers.

A U.S. conservation program hurts farmers in Iowa

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400

A U.S. government program designed to boost havens for honey bees and butterflies has inadvertently led to the surge of the Palmer Amaranth weed that threatens to destroy fields of corn and soybeans in Iowa.

Dead whale washes up on New York City beach

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:08:00 -0400

Officials are trying to determine what happened to a humpback whale after it washed up on Rockaway Beach in Queens.

Study reveals Britain's ice age "Brexit" from Europe

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:40:00 -0400

Scientists find evidence of Britain's original split from Europe where a two stage mega-flooding event breached the chalk rock ridge that used to join Britain to France. They've dubbed it "Brexit 1.0". Matthew Stock reports.

Pollution in deep Pacific devastating earth - UK study

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:06:00 -0400

Man-made pollutants found in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the earth are having a devastating impact, say British researchers. Jim Drury reports.

Scientists map Arabica coffee genome

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:19:00 -0400

Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future. Ben Gruber reports.

Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:54:00 -0400

A new waste collection plant near Tel Aviv has begun processing trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory. Edward Baran reports.

Fashion trending footwear made from recycled water bottles

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:24:00 -0400

A San Francisco start-up is embracing environmental sustainability and cashing in with a line of woman's shoes made of recycles water bottles. Ben Gruber has more.