By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

Global electric car sales up over 50 percent in 2017: IEA

Electric car sales around the world rose by 54 percent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold, the International Energy Agency said in a report Wednesday. In China, the world's biggest market for electric vehicles, sales also grew by about half -- but their market share rem...

science / science - 5 years ago

Long-haul fight: Japan farmers battle Narita airport

You can't choose your neighbours, as Japanese organic farmer Takao Shito knows all too well after a decades-long battle against Narita -- the country's second busiest airport. "You get used to the noise," the soft-spoken 68-year-old told AFP on his farm, most of which is only accessible via tunnels...

science / science - 5 years ago

Japan whale hunt killed 122 pregnant minkes

Japan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedition that Tokyo defends as scientific research but conservationists call "gruesome and unnecessary". The four-month expedition in the Antarctic ended in March after the fleet killed 333 minke whales, according...

science / science - 5 years ago

Evacuations urged in Hawaii as lava flow advances

Authorities urged people in Hawaii Wednesday to evacuate an area at risk of being cut off by a flood of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano. "Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to advance toward the Kapoho area," a Civil Defense message said, referenci...