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Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:54:00 +0100

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 15:24:00 +0100

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.

Volcanologists study recent eruptions on Mt Etna

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:28:00 +0100

Researchers use new technology to track the causes and consequences of the latest eruptions on Europe's most active volcano, Mt Etna. Francis Maguire reports.

Trump backs Keystone pipeline, but challenges remain

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:10:13 +0000

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 17:39:23 +0000

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 20:40:00 +0000

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 17:35:47 +0000

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 16:01:22 +0000

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 15:17:00 +0000

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 14:06:00 +0000

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 11:39:00 +0000

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 10:52:00 +0000

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 22:54:00 +0000

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 12:56:47 +0000

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 10:51:00 +0000

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 17:59:00 +0000

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 10:29:00 +0000

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 09:59:00 +0000

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 10:44:00 +0000

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

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 02:04:00 +0000

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 16:42:00 +0000

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 16:33:00 +0000

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 18:47:00 +0000

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 23:59:00 +0000

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 11:38:00 +0000

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.