Magpie wins Australian bird of the year poll – as it happ...
Australian magpie pips the ibis and laughing kookaburra in the Guardian Australia/BirdLife Australia poll after weeks of controversy, a powerful owl voting h...
California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought ...
Magpies: how I learnt to grudgingly admire – and then lov...
They’re feared for their fierce protection of sovereignty and dive-bombing trespassers, but all is forgiven listening to a pair magpies warbling in a gumtree...
The mighty ibis did not win Australian bird of the year b...
It fell short of victory by a few hundred votes. For a bin chicken, that’s something to celebrate What happened? Am I missing something, do people actually “...
Magpie wins Australian Bird of the Year poll – live
Australian magpie pips the ibis and laughing kookaburra in the Guardian Australia/BirdLife Australia poll after weeks of controversy, a powerful owl voting h...
Pollutionwatch: not much cheer from online Christmas shop...
As more of us shop online, more vans make more deliveries, with competing delivery companies duplicating journeys and causing even more pollution Vans, up by...
Green Leader Andrew Weaver recall campaign of NDP energy ...
The battle over the Site C dam marks the biggest policy split yet between the NDP and the Greens, whose backing allowed the New Democrats to form government.
Green Leader Andrew Weaver suggests recall campaign of ND...
The battle over the Site C dam marks the biggest policy split yet between the NDP and the Greens, whose backing allowed the New Democrats to form government.
Australian Bird of the Year 2017: the top 10 – video
So how did your feathered favourite fare? Meet the winners of the 2017 Guardian Australia/BirdLife Australia Bird of the Year poll. After weeks of controvers...
New evacuations ordered as winds reinvigorate California ...
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California's largest wildfire pushed toward prosperous coastal cities on Sunday, prompting a new wave of evacuations as firefight...
Delays causing needless exposure to dangerous toxins in A...
A process to review air pollution standards for two toxins began two years ago but consultations are only just starting Australians are being placed at risk ...
Northern Territory land-clearing approvals increase nearl...
Exclusive: environmental groups call on government to freeze land-clearing permits and enforce stricter controls Australia’s deforestation and land-clearing ...
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record
Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says Australia’s emissions over the past year w...
New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditi...
Crews battling California wildfires gird for return of hi...
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Santa Ana winds that have stoked wildfires across Southern California, destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing evacuations o...
Trains canceled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain
LONDON (Reuters) - Some trains were canceled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off on Sunday after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in s...
Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Pu...
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cairo on Monday for the country's first nuclear po...
North Atlantic right whales could become extinct, US offi...
Noaa scientist: ‘You do have to use the extinction word’ Study suggests whales leave protected areas to feed US federal officials say it is time to consider ...
France to push for European financial transactions tax
PARIS (Reuters) - France will push for an European financial transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers said...
China looks to nuclear option to ease winter heating woes
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heati...
The eco guide to Christmas trees
Do you keep it real or try and fake it? When it comes to Christmas trees try and find an organic one and, if possible, a living one so you can dust off the t...
California firefighters make gains ahead of strong winds
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters across Southern California made progress on Saturday battling a slew of scattered wildfires that have killed at leas...
As Britain’s birdlife takes flight, skies of my youth are...
Birds that were once rare visitors to Britain are becoming a regular sight in England, but in Scotland, Arctic species are likely to vanish Even though almos...
Christmas tree harvest helps tackle invasive spruce trees
A Christmas tree harvest was held by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which gave people a chance to take a tree home by removing invasive spruce trees.
‘Firefighting at Christmas’ may become normal in Californ...
“This is the new normal,” Gov. Jerry Brown warned Saturday. “We’re about ready to have firefighting at Christmas. This is very odd and unusual.”
Stay warm with winter projects from home!
This week we are highlighting projects that help advance research on penguins, seals, the Antarctica and more. Cheers! The SciStarter Team FjordPhyto Maria S...
Strong winds pose fresh threat in California wildfires
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown will survey the destruction of the state's devastating wildfires on Saturday, as firefighters rus...
Footage of starving polar bear exposes climate change imp...
Video filmed in the Canadian Arctic provides graphic evidence of the impacts of climate change on polar bears in the region, showing an emaciated animal scro...
Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as wind...
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundred...
China's Xinjiang halts mining in nature reserve to curb p...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's far western Xinjiang region has suspended mining in one of its big nature reserves, the official Xinhua news agency reported, ami...
Country diary: the cold is bitter, but the views are entr...
The Chevin, Otley, West Yorkshire In the waning light the massed black-headed gulls move like a cloud of incense The light that drenches the far side of Whar...
Weather eases the battle as California wildfires grow
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retiremen...
Anesthetic: as it puts you out, it puts out into the atmo...
“It means that surgeries are approximately equal to 2 million cars on the road every year."
Heart-wrenching video of emaciated polar bear shows stark...
The sight of a gaunt, emaciated polar bear scavenging for food left filmmakers in tears when they came across it.
No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California ...
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South Cal...
Earth Rangers visit southern Alberta with animals in tow
Elementary students in Lethbridge welcomed some special visitors Friday when Earth Rangers, The Kids' Conservation Organization, brought live animals into th...
'Soul-crushing' video of starving polar bear exposes clim...
Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears’ Video footage captured in Canad...
We love birds more than we think we do – video
Michael Shiels, supervisor of the bird department at Taronga zoo says birds are an integral part of Australian life.  Shiels is unable to give a single ...
Feed the birds: stop the demonising and tell us how to do...
It’s maligned in Australia but if some simple rules are observed, bird feeding is a great way to connect with the wild world Vote in the Australian bird of t...
Share your best Australian bird pictures for bird of the ...
We’d like to see your best – or indeed most underwhelming – bird images of the year, whether or not the subject features on our shortlist As we prepare to re...
Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines has canceled more than 600 flights due to inclement weather at its Atlanta hub, the carrier said on Friday, as a winter ...
High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters tried to take advantage of diminished winds on Friday while battling six major Southern California wildfir...
Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration, ion...
Nanometer-scale pores etched into layers of graphene can provide a simple model for the complex operation of ion channels, researchers have demonstrated.
SaskPower exploring geothermal power plant in efforts to ...
SaskPower signed a power purchase agreement with geothermal developer DEEP Corp. in May.
Sandy claws: Like holiday enthusiasts, majoid crabs decor...
Majoid crabs -- known as decorator crabs -- adorn themselves with items secured from their surroundings such as sponges, algae and other marine debris. Scien...
Guiding decisions about Spirit Lake and Toutle River at M...
A new report offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups, and other interested and affected parties in making dec...
Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight in...
A new study brings together scientists from land hydrology, glaciology and climate modeling to unravel a meltwater mystery. Researchers discovered that some ...
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