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Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:01:00 +0100

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 20:18:23 +0100

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 17:26:00 +0100

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 23:13:00 +0100

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 11:20:00 +0100

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 12:07:00 +0100

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 14:55:43 +0100

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 16:18:00 +0100

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 15:06:00 +0100

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 14:31:00 +0100

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 19:43:54 +0100

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 16:00:00 +0100

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 13:08:00 +0100

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 14:40:00 +0100

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 12:06:00 +0100

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 16:19:00 +0100

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 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.