The Otter is back in Flanders and breeding


nsnbc : The Belgian Institute for Nature and Forest Research, on the first Belgian Mammal Day, announced that the otter is back in Flanders and reproducing there. Otters were endemic to Flanders and indeed to Belgium as a whole but the species went extinct in Flanders at the end of the 1980s. However, the Institute for Nature and Forest Research conveyed More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 11th, 2017

Greenpeace sends Belgian ministers notice of default over air pollution

nsnbc : The environmental NGO Greenpeace has sent a notice of default about air quality to the Flemish and Walloon Environment Ministers Joke Schauvliege (Christian democrat) and Carlo Di Antonio (Christian democrat). Greenpeace More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Belarusian Energy Minister claims nuclear power plant project complies with all safety standards

nsnbc : Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk claimed that the Belarusian nuclear power plant project complies with all safety requirements. The statement was made during a “tour for the press”. More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Mozambique is harvesting first batch of controversial Monsanto WEMA GMO maize

nsnbc : Mozambique is currently harvesting its first genetically modified maize on an experimental plot. The so-called WEMA maize was developed by the scandal-ridden transnational Monsanto. Not everybody is buying More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Even a ‘minor’ nuclear war would be an ecological disaster felt throughout the world

David McCoy (TC) : President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Taiwanese youth organization demands timetable for removal of nuclear waste from Orchid Island

nsnbc : The Lanyu Youth Action Alliance, on August 1, demanded that the government of Taiwan provide a timetable for the removal of nuclear waste from Lanyu (Orchid Island) and demanded action instead of lip service More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Seventy “new cracks” discovered at Belgium’s ageing Tihange nuclear power plant

nsnbc : Experts discovered new, additional cracks in reactor 2 at the Tihange nuclear power plant, located near the city of Liege, said Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon. The discovery of some 70 new cracks contradicts More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Battling to save the Ethiopian wolf – Africa’s rarest carnivore

Claudio Sillero (TC) : Most members of the Canidae family, such as wolves, dogs and foxes, are versatile and opportunistic animals, thriving in many habitats and some even living in urban and suburban settings. More...

By nsnbc On Monday, March 13th, 2017

New Reusable Sponge Material Could Revolutionize Cleanup After Oil Spills

nsnbc : Researchers at Argonne National Lab have developed a sponge material that could revolutionize the cleanup of oil spills, reduce the adverse environmental effects and make it possible to clean up spills More...

Popular tourist destination Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, is regularly covered in waste, most of it plastic that washes ashore during the rainy season. This picture was taken on February 15, 2016. Wira Suryantala/Antara/Reuters
By nsnbc On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Indonesia vows to tackle marine pollution

Thomas Wright (TC) : It is wet season in Bali, Indonesia, a popular tourist destination for Australian, Russian, German, Chinese and Japanese visitors. Popular tourist destination Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, More...