Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday.
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Climate change and wildfires–how do we know if there is a link?
Once again, the summer of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires.
Image: Smoke obscuring large portions of Northern California and Oregon
The West and Northwest are experiencing very difficult fire seasons this summer and there seems to be no end in sight for the fires that are plaguing Oregon and California.
Cigarettes account for half of waste recovered on Vancouver and Victoria shorelines
Plastic waste—particularly from smoking– still dominates litter collected from B.C. coastlines, a recent study from the University of British Columbia has found.
Japan website offers anonymity for variety of grievances
A cartoon cat in a purple robe brandishes a tiny gavel as it comforts another cat yowling from abuse: The images welcoming visitors to Sorehara, a Japanese website for anonymous complaints about harassment and other grievances, are deceptively endearing.
Why you shouldn’t be a ‘straw-man’ environmentalist
The “straw bubble” has burst.
Volte-face: Research advises selling electric vehicles to untapped market of women
More focused marketing of electric cars to women could be more effective in creating the required revolution away from more polluting vehicles than universal government intervention, a new study has said.
Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 84
Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84
Experimental forecasts could help Guatemala recover from volcanic eruption
Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego erupted in early June, killing at least 110 people, while hundreds more remain missing. Streams of lava and plumes of smoke and ash have displaced thousands of Guatemalans, and destroyed an estimated 21,000 acres of crops.
OMG, the water’s warm! NASA study solves glacier puzzle
A new NASA study explains why the Tracy and Heilprin glaciers, which flow side by side into Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland, are melting at radically different rates.