Archive for May 20th, 2017:

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

Media captionPesticide spraying has not solved the problem on Agios Efstratios Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there. The island has about 200 residents who rely on agriculture and fishing. Locust infestation is a recurring problem. A member

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UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Birds have long been a concern in relation to wind turbines but the expansion of green energy has increased the urgency The global boom in renewable energy is posing new threats to birds say experts. At the UN climate conference in Bonn, researchers said wind turbines and power lines

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China claims breakthrough in mining ‘flammable ice’

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Methane hydrate, or ‘flammable ice’, is a highly energy-intensive fuel source China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply. Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough. Methane hydrates, also called “flammable

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