Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

Ecology

Fantastic without plastic: Hawaii’s plastic bag ban leads US in eco-consciousness
While Hawaii was the last state to join the union, it recently became the first state to ban plastic bags at supermarkets. All county-level laws prohibit stores from handing out non-biodegradable bags.

07.07.2015 16:57

Climate Change: Russian factsheet
Climate change is one of major global challenges in the 21st century, which goes beyond pure science and represents a complex interdisciplinary problem that covers environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable development in the world.

05.07.2015 11:16

Radiation spikes after wildfire in Chernobyl exclusion zone
Ukrainian nuclear inspectors have measured a significant increase in radiation in the Chernobyl exclusion zone caused by heavy wildfires raging in close proximity to the crippled nuclear power station.

01.07.2015 17:59

Explosive helium leaking from deep earthquake fault zone in S. California – new study
An American geologist has discovered high levels of the explosive helium-3 leaking from the Southern California’s earthquake fault zone which appeared deeper and more significant than previously thought , a new study shows.

30.06.2015 18:36

Heat & drought fuel Washington state wildfires
Wildfires in central Washington State have torched about 3,000 acres, or four square miles, around the town of Wenatchee. At least 24 homes and four local businesses have been burned, but no serious injuries have been reported.

30.06.2015 15:12

Crude oil leaks into water supply after pipeline rupture in Siberia
A breakage of a pipeline operated by Russia’s state Rosneft oil company could spell ecological disaster after it caused crude oil to spill into the floodwaters of a local river.

30.06.2015 11:05

Flooding, heatwaves forecast unless UK urgently tackles climate change
Britain must take more action to prepare for the effects of climate change and introduce more structured planning rather than focusing on mitigating the results of catastrophes, a new report has warned.

30.06.2015 10:30

Study reveals how world's largest lake turned into Sahara desert dust
In its heyday some 6,000 years ago, a lake called Mega-Chad was the largest body of fresh water on the planet, with an area of 360,000 square km. A few hundred years later it's reduced to Lake Chad at only 355 square km, and an air of faded grandeur left.

30.06.2015 11:50

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone
A wall of smoke was seen rising over the exclusion zone around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Tuesday as Ukrainian emergency services scrambled helicopters to extinguish a wildfire.

30.06.2015 09:56

It’s official: New York bans fracking
New York State officially banned fracking for natural gas by issuing its final environmental impact statement, concluding a seven-year review. The environmental agency said fracking posed risks to land, water, natural resources and public health.

29.06.2015 23:42

Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.

29.06.2015 19:55

Bitcoin accused of wasting shocking amount of electricity
It may be an alternative to fiat currencies and traditional banking, but Bitcoin is using up entirely too much electricity. One critic claims the online crypto-currency uses 5,000 times more power per transaction than VISA and is not sustainable.

29.06.2015 21:14