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 ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 15, 2019

Tasmania fires may wipe out ancient species

Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bush fires consumed vast tracts of wild bush land. As authorities downgraded emergency warnings Friday, with wetter weather — and even some snow — bringing respite from more than ...