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Coffee grounds to help power London's buses

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:17:00 +0000

A new biofuel, which contains part coffee oil, is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain where it can be used without the need for modification. Matthew Stock reports.

Ex-cops jump into Canada's legal weed business

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:55:40 +0000

A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business.

Fake faecal sludge could help improve sanitation

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:15:00 +0000

University of Bath researchers say testing of their fake faecal sludge could help teach those in the developing world how to safely dispose of raw sewage. Jim Drury reports.

Donald Trump overshadows climate talks

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:23:00 +0000

Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out. Pascale Davies reports.

'Suspicious package' in Florida turns out to be gator on front porch

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:37:00 +0000

A "suspicious package" was reported to police in Cape Coral, Florida, but it turned out to be an alligator hanging out on a resident's porch. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Guppy fish have personalities, say researchers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:43:00 +0000

Tiny guppy fish have individual 'personalities', according to a laboratory study by scientists at the University of Exeter in Penryn. Jim Drury reports.

Lead poisoning lurks in NYC neighborhoods

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Areas of high lead exposure risk remain throughout America’s largest and richest city, a Reuters exploration of blood testing data found.

UN works with refugees to fight deforestation around camps in Ethiopia

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:08:00 +0000

UN agencies are working with South Sudanese refugees living in Ethiopia to fight deforestation around camps hosting them by planting trees in the country's western Gambella region. Elly Park reports.

Coral spawning spectacle on the Great Barrier Reef

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:45:00 +0000

Underwater footage captures the moment future generations of coral reef are created on the Great Barrier Reef during recent coral spawning. Matthew Stock reports.

Father-son team set for 'green' Antarctic trek

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:20:00 +0000

Veteran polar explorer Robert Swan and his 23-year-old son Barney are hoping to become the first team to trek to the South Pole relying solely on renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.

Tiny crocodiles hatch at California zoo

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 01:11:00 +0000

Tiny West African dwarf crocodiles hatch at San Diego Zoo. Rough cut - No reporter narration

First commercial Seabin begins cleaning UK waters

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:19:00 +0000

The first commercial Seabin has begun sucking plastic pollution out of the sea in Portsmouth harbour, on the UK's south coast, from where Stuart McDill reports.

Contradicting Trump, report says humans cause climate change

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:22:47 +0000

The rapid pace of global climate change is almost certainly driven by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, according to a U.S. government report that contradicts assertions by President Donald Trump and members of his administration.

U.S. scientists use 'internet of water' to manage floodwaters

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:44:00 +0000

Stormwater management systems in the U.S state of Michigan could be getting a hi-tech upgrade designed to reduce the impact of flooding in American cities. Amy Pollock reports.

Robotic eel seeks out water pollution

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:37:00 +0000

Envirobot - a robotic eel that can swim through contaminated water to find the source of pollution - is being developed at EPFL in Switzerland. Jim Drury reports.

Recycling charity gets creative with trash diverted from landfill

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:48:00 +0000

A US charity that has been recycling waste materials for artists and teachers to use for more than forty years has diverted the equivalent weight of a thousand school buses away from landfill and into classrooms. Stuart McDill reports.

After Sandy, Staten Islanders move to higher and safer ground

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:39:14 +0100

Superstorm Sandy swamped the New York metropolitan area five years ago and revealed its vulnerability, convincing state officials to offer to buy out homeowners in flood-prone areas.

Clever cockatoos knock crows off their perch

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:19:00 +0100

Research by a team in Vienna indicates that the Goffin's cockatoo is smarter than crows by demonstrating genuine creative thinking. Matthew Stock reports.

Solar car to recharge its batteries from sun's rays

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:34:00 +0100

A solar-powered electric vehicle from the Dutch team behind the Eindhoven University of Technology's Stella cars will be able to run for months by charging its batteries using the sun's rays, according to its developers. Amy Pollock reports.

Silent nuns center of drama in "Novitiate"

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:07:00 +0100

Critically acclaimed "Novitiate," goes on limited release in the US

Domestic biodigester designed for flood prone countries

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:47:00 +0100

A domestic biodigester, developed for households in the developing world, has attracted $1-million investment to fund further expansion in Cambodia and elsewhere, as Stuart McDill reports.

Mouse song recorded with ultrasonic microphones

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27:00 +0100

Normally inaudible to human ears, researchers in Vienna are using ultrasonic microphones to listen to 'mouse song'. Matthew Stock reports.

Solar energy production moving to Republican states

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:07:07 +0100

Solar energy production in the United States is moving away from Democratic states and into Republican states, for purely economic reasons.

California wine country races to save grapes, wine from wildfire

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:28:33 +0100

California's high-end vintners are rushing to pick end-of-the-harvest grapes and save this year's production from one of the worst wildfires that's ravaged the wine country.

Jane Goodall celebrated in Hollywood

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:04:00 +0100

Jane Goodall, who became world renowned for her study of chimpanzees' behavior in the wild, is guest of honor at the Hollywood Bowl premiere of the documentary "Jane". Rough Cut - no reporter narration.