Space debris problem now urgent - scientists
26/04/2013 8:33 am
Governments must start working urgently to remove orbital debris, which could become a catastrophic problem for satellites a few decades from now, a space science conference heard on Thursday.
India uses drones to fight rhino poaching
09/04/2013 9:08 am
India said Monday it is deploying drones over a reserve to safeguard the rare one-horned rhino from poachers, the first time the country has employed aerial technology to protect wildlife.
New SimCity game addresses climate change
05/03/2013 10:06 am
A 10-year wait ends Tuesday with the arrival of "SimCity", a computer game that challenges players to build thriving cities in the face of conditions such as limited funds and climate change.
Online plan to boost Philippine eagle numbers
28/02/2013 4:46 pm
The mating rituals of two captive Philippine eagles are being broadcast live over the Internet to rally global support for saving of the world's rarest and biggest raptors, conservationists said Thursday.
Europe is asking for your opinion on organic farming
20/01/2013 12:31 pm
The European Commission has launched an online questionnaire for European citizens to say what they think of organic farming.
First world atlas on renewable energy launched
14/01/2013 9:52 am
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday launched the world's first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries' renewable energy potential.
Six million people help global garbage clean-up
14/01/2013 9:20 am
More than six million volunteers from 96 countries collected an unprecedented 100,000 tonnes of garbage last year as part of a global, web-driven clean-up campaign, cyber-environmentalists said Friday.
Canadian astronaut appeals for peace from space
11/01/2013 8:30 am
Reflecting on a recent photo he snapped from outer space of war-torn Syria, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appealed for peace from his perch in the sky, saying Thursday: "We're all in this together."
UN climate panel denounces fresh data leaks
10/01/2013 12:01 pm
The UN's climate science panel bemoaned Wednesday a fresh leak of data from a landmark report on global warming that it will start releasing this year.
Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earths
10/01/2013 10:25 am
Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed, an official said, hoping to find rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China.