Fukushima owner to allow overseas staff to work on disast...
Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa program to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power s...
Brazil president says he wants the Amazon to be exploited...
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he wanted the country's vast Amazon rainforest to be exploited "in a reasonable way" and criticized t...
Street sweeping underway in Barrie
The sweeping will take about 10 weeks to finish, depending on the weather, and is expected to be completed by mid-June.
Climate-change protesters say they will target London's H...
The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in...
Librarians archiving Alberta’s scientific reports before ...
An Alberta librarian has been archiving much of the provincial government's online content — including studies on health and climate change policy — to prepa...
How the hepatitis B virus establishes persistent infection
New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses. The findings potentiall...
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods
Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tes...
Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California eart...
A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earth...
Highway 75 staying open for now, says province
The province said Thursday that based on updated information on the Red River's water levels from the U.S., the highway will remain open as long as possible.
Extinction Rebellion targets Heathrow as activists held i...
Climate campaigners plan to disrupt London airport at start of Easter bank holiday The organisers of this week’s Extinction Rebellion climate protests have v...
Spring cleaning time in Hamilton as the Escarpment Projec...
The Escarpment Project will be taking place from 10 a.m. until noon, followed by a volunteer barbecue.
Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger
Fish warn each other about danger by releasing chemicals into the water as a signal, research has found.
Flies smell through a Gore-Tex system
Scientists have gained important insights into how the nanopores that allow the fruit fly to detect chemicals in the air, and has identified the gene respons...
Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic woun...
Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbi...
New immune pathway involved in resistance to parasite wor...
Scientists have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a roun...
McMaster corpse flower is about to bloom
The plant – affectionately named Magnus – first bloomed in 2015, but didn’t open all the way.
Scotland Yard defends response to climate change protests
Met comes under pressure to crack down on the Extinction Rebellion demonstrators Scotland Yard has defended its response to the rolling protests in London th...
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of clim...
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over...
Sajid Javid calls for 'full force of law' against Extinct...
Home secretary asks police to be firm against demonstrators ‘disrupting the lives of others’ Sajid Javid has called on police to use the “full force of the l...
RUSSIA: Polar bear gets lost hundreds of miles from home
Residents of a village in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula were stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food hundreds of miles from its usu...
GREECE: Acropolis closed for the day after lightning inju...
Authorities in Greece have closed the Acropolis in Athens to visitors for the day due to a severe weather warning, a day after a lightning strike at the anci...
NEW HAMPSHIRE: As bear challenges persist, officials hit ...
New Hampshire wildlife officials have the same message every spring when it comes to bears.
ALASKA: Legislature confirms public safety chief despite ...
A divided Alaska Legislature yesterday confirmed Amanda Price to lead the Department of Public Safety as she fended off allegations of absenteeism in a prior...
MICHIGAN: Environment department will soon get a new name
Michigan's environmental agency is days away from having a new name.
EMISSIONS: Europe to set CO2 caps for trucks for the firs...
The European Union agreed to impose caps on carbon dioxide from trucks for the first time, stepping up the fight against climate change with a challenge to m...
WATER POLLUTION: Italian shipping firm fined $4M in U.S. ...
An Italian shipping company admitted in the U.S. to dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will p...
DRINKING WATER: Flint getting $77.7M loan to help with im...
Flint is getting $77.7 million in loan assistance that it was promised in 2017 for infrastructure improvements as it deals with the aftermath of its crisis w...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY: N.M. looks for savings with state buil...
New Mexico is pushing forward with multimillion-dollar, energy-saving upgrades to its portfolio of agency buildings in the state capital, as part of an emerg...
RECYCLING: Ralph Lauren unveils polo made with only plast...
Polo Ralph Lauren today launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water.
NATURAL GAS: Energy company employee faces uncertain futu...
An energy company employee who suffered critical injuries from last week's fatal gas explosion in North Carolina faces an uncertain future.
CLIMATE: Trump DOT acknowledges warming in report on Musk...
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao rarely talks about climate change, but the National Environmental Policy Act has forced the department she leads to addr...
NATIONAL MONUMENTS: DOJ defends cuts as 'wholly consisten...
The Justice Department yesterday doubled down on its defense of President Trump's reductions to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as it respond...
NUCLEAR: DOE wants plutonium suit dismissed, says no quak...
The Department of Energy is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss Nevada's lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to the state, adding that the material...
CLEAN WATER ACT: Greens take coal ash contamination case ...
Environmentalists are pushing another Clean Water Act case at the Supreme Court, this one involving coal ash contamination in Tennessee.
INTERIOR: Judges reject challenge to BLM wild horse plan
A new appeals board decision shows it takes more than mere passion for wild horses to upend Bureau of Land Management plans.
HURRICANE MARIA: Data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico popula...
New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the...
OIL AND GAS: Massive Wyo. project rouses sage grouse conc...
The Bureau of Land Management is advancing a major new natural gas and oil development project in west-central Wyoming that raises concerns about impacts to ...
PESTICIDES: Gillibrand bill would ban chloropyrifos in sc...
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a presidential candidate, has introduced legislation to keep food treated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos out of schools.
CHEMICALS: Green groups call for probe of formaldehyde as...
Several environmental groups sent a letter to EPA this week asking the agency to investigate whether there were "losses of scientific integrity" related to a...
BIOFUELS: Iowa advocate: Exemptions could 'rip the heart ...
Giving small refineries a pass on ethanol blending requirements could "rip the heart out" of the federal law encouraging the use of renewable fuels, a leadin...
FERC: Chatterjee rejects allegations he helped scuttle no...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee pushed back today against reports that he participated in the scuttling of the potential nomina...
CAMPAIGN 2020: 'Great environmentalist' Weld dives into r...
On a clear summer day in 1996, Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R) signed the Rivers Protection Act, an aggressive environmental policy that put a developmen...
NATIONAL PARKS: Former Grand Canyon boss lands job in Calif.
Chris Lehnertz, who resigned last month as superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, has landed a new job in San Francisco as head of the Golden Gate Nat...
REGULATIONS: Agencies can comply with Trump guidance, but...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other independent agencies appear well-positioned to comply with new White House guidance on regulatory reportin...
CONSERVATION: Secretive 'harbor master' steers Colorado R...
For six years, a coordinated campaign has fought to save the Colorado River, influencing policy decisions like a recent interstate drought plan. But you can'...
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near ...
Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction
The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding ...
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