Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

(Reuters) – A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook a wide swathe of eastern and northeastern Japan on Tuesday, including the capital Tokyo where buildings swayed, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

(Reuters) – A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook a wide swathe of eastern and northeastern Japan on Tuesday, including the capital Tokyo where buildings swayed, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Fears for environment as automatic legal ‘cost cap’ scrapped

Environmental groups have launched a legal challenge to the government’s rule change.

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Can Spraybot make your home warmer?

Spraybot can fit under floorboards to help insulate homes.

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Marshall Islands first to ratify global HFC greenhouse gas pact

OSLO (Reuters) – The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change.

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Afghan capital’s thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse

KABUL (Reuters) – A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan’s capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table.

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Asda to sell ‘free range’ milk from cows reared outside for six months

Exclusive: Milk will carry Pasture Promise logo indicating cows grazed for 180 days and nights and farmers were offered fair priceA supermarket chain is to be the first major UK retailer to sell “free range” milk – from cows that have been kept o…

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Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling

European countries using deposit return schemes, such as Estonia, have recycling rates far better than the UKMore firms are expected to announce bottle deposit return services after Coca-Cola unexpectedly came out in favour of the idea.Pepsi, Nestlé, …

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Chance of El Nino at 50 percent in 2017: Australian weather bureau

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The chance of an El Nino in 2017 has increased in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday, indicating a 50 percent chance the weather event resurfaces over the next six months.

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What Shell knew about climate change in 1991 – video explainer

In 1991, Shell produced a public documentary on global warming called Climate of Concern. It warned that trends in global temperatures raised serious risks of famines, floods and climate refugees. But in the quarter century since, Shell has continued t…

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Shell’s 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’ • ‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change dangerClimate ch…

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‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger

Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say criticsFilm warned of climate change ‘at rate faster than at any time since end of the ice age’The oil gian…

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