Science & Health
Researchers have warned that an uninhabited island in the South Pacific, one of the worlds most remote places, is one of the worst affected by pollution from plastic debris.
May 17, 2017
A scientist from the University of Tasmania has captured rare footage of dragon-skin ice on an expedition to the Antarctic. Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) researcher Guy Williams drone video shows the rippled edges of the sea ice, which were formed by hurricane force winds. Williams witnessed the icy phenomenon on an expedition to the Ross Sea in western Antarctica.
May 11, 2017
A study has found that waste and contamination in the oceans is piling pressure on dolphins immune systems. The pollution is putting their immune system on constant alert, which makes it less able to fight off bacteria, fungus, viruses and parasites in the water, according to a study in the journal PLOS ONE.
May 3, 2017
Three-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing on 3 May 2007, when her parents left her in their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, to go for dinner. In the 10 years since she went missing, many theories about her disappearance have arisen. Initially, parents Kate and Gerry McCann became key suspects in the case but their suspect status was later dropped.
Apr 29, 2017
On the 100th day of US President Donald Trumps presidency, thousands of protesters attended the Peoples Climate March in Washington to speak out against Trumps environmental policies.Trumps administration already reversed many Obama policies aimed at tackling climate change. Trump also threatened to pull out of the Paris Agreement.
Apr 29, 2017
French President Francois Hollande on 24 April, called on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election. Hollande gave a warning of dangerous consequences if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen were to win, and said he would vote for his former economy minister as he believes Macron was best placed to unite France.
Apr 24, 2017