Irish company challenges scientists to test free energy technology
An Irish company, Steorn, threw down the gauntlet on Friday to the worldwide scientific community to test a technology it has developed that it claims produces free energy.
Seabed dying in the Baltic Sea
An increasing lack of oxygen at the bottom of the Baltic Sea is causing animal and plant life to die, with parts of the Gulf of Finland seabed resembling a desert, a European study published on Thursday showed.
French fries and fat kids - Asia’s next epidemic
Asia has a new epidemic on its hands – obesity – and the food industry should accept some of the blame. Now, governments need to respond to protect their citizens, says Roger Tatoud, but questions whether they have the courage to challenge big business.
Spain's water reserves fall further
Spanish reservoirs are now only 43.9% full, 1.4 percentage points less than a week ago, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday, indicating that drought and high temperatures were continuing to take their toll.
54,700 casualties in worst-ever North Korean floods
About 54,700 people were dead or missing and 2.5 million others homeless after last month’s floods in North Korea, the worst in the country’s history, an independent humanitarian group said Wednesday.