Environment

China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues

A handful of damaged fuel rods is behind a build-up of radioactive gases at a nuclear power station in southern China, authorities said Wednesday,...

‘No time to waste’ warns Japan climate activist

Kimiko Hirata has spent nearly half her life fighting to wean Japan off its dependence on coal, and now isn't the time to slow down, the award-winning...

China says radiation levels normal at Taishan nuclear plant

China said Tuesday radiation levels remained normal at one of its nuclear power plants and there were no safety concerns, after the station’s...

China’s trekking elephants wait for youngster to catch up

A herd of elephants on a mammoth trek across China is taking an enforced break -- as they wait for a wayward youngster to catch-up.

Swiss snub synthetic pesticide ban plan

Switzerland on Sunday rejected proposals that would have made it the first European country to ban synthetic pesticides following a divisive...

Switzerland votes on pesticides ban

Switzerland votes Sunday on proposals to ban synthetic pesticides following a campaign that has shattered the idyllic image of peaceful Swiss...

Oil spill drifts away from Corsica coast

Fears two oil slicks would pollute eastern Corsica's holiday beaches eased Saturday after French officials prepared for the worst and naval boats...

Looking for love, white rhino ‘Emma’ lands in Japan

Like many of us, Emma has had her travel plans derailed by coronavirus. But after months of delay, the white rhino has arrived in Japan and is...

Blocked by Biden, Canadian company drops Keystone pipeline

Blocked by US President Joe Biden, Canada's TC Energy said Wednesday it had officially terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline project, throwing...

Historic drought threatens Brazil’s economy

The worst drought in nearly a century to hit two key regions in Brazil is wreaking havoc on hydroelectric dams and crops -- and threatening the...

Chile inaugurates Latin America’s first thermosolar plant

Chile on Tuesday inaugurated Latin America's first-ever thermosolar energy plant, a vast complex dubbed Cerro Dominador in the Atacama desert...

Heavy sleepers : elephants on epic trek take nap

A herd of wild elephants in southwestern China have been captured on camera taking a breather from a 500-kilometre march of chaos that has caused...

Yemen’s Socotra, isolated island at strategic crossroads

Only goats seeking shade now use the long-abandoned lines of Soviet-era T-34 tanks, but the rusting relics point to the strategic value that...

Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat

Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon's blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen's Socotra -- a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago's...

Swiss mired in poisonous row over pesticides

The idyllic image of peaceful Swiss Alpine pastures is being shattered by upcoming votes on pesticides which have sharply divided opinion in...

Indonesian women take on plastic waste brick by brick

Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia's waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning...

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