Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

World / Science & Health Jul 31, 2019

Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another rhino species from extinction. San Diego Zoo Global announced that mother Victoria gave birth Sunday ...

Green-tech megacity taking shape in China

Asia Pacific Jun 21, 2019

Green-tech megacity taking shape in China

Entrepreneur Tony Verb is on a mission to promote technology that can help make cities greener and smarter in China's Greater Bay Area, now being shaped as a low-carbon megalopolis. Hong Kong-based Verb, co-founder of the investment firm GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, plans to back ...

Brussels' Manneken-Pis statue becomes a conservation whiz

World / Offbeat Apr 6, 2019

Brussels' Manneken-Pis statue becomes a conservation whiz

Brussels authorities recently discovered that a fault in the 400-year-old plumbing of its Manneken-Pis landmark was causing it to pee away 2.5 tons of water a day. In 2019, such waste is an environmental no-no. A missing part in the guttering under the diminutive statue's fountain ...