U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

Aug 25, 2017

U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

The Energy Department, in a long-anticipated report on the security of the U.S. electric grid, makes the case for rescuing America's coal industry from widespread plant shutdowns but stops short of the assault on renewable power that environmentalists had feared. The study, commissioned by Energy ...

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Aug 23, 2017

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Japan is set to remove goshawks from its scarce species list after a government subcommittee approved the move Wednesday following an increase in their population. Goshawks, whose numbers were estimated at 9,000 in a survey conducted by the Environment Ministry at the turn of the ...

Indigenous group seizes Peru oil field facilities

Aug 23, 2017

Indigenous group seizes Peru oil field facilities

Indigenous people living on Peru's largest oil field concession have seized some facilities operated by Frontera Energy Corp. demanding that the government apply an indigenous rights law before signing a new contract with the Canadian company, a tribal chieftain said on Tuesday. The so-called prior ...

Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979

Aug 17, 2017

Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979

A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture's Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 years, a University of the Ryukyus team said Thursday. It is not known whether the observed otter was a Japanese ...