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Mexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spill2/9/2014 10:47
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed part of a huge copper mine at the heart of a major chemical spill last month which prompted officials to turn off the water supply in several towns and forced dozens of schools to shut.
Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon2/9/2014 9:08
Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico on Monday to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.
UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix2/9/2014 9:00
UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.
Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan1/9/2014 11:27
The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.
Women more addicted to cellphones than men: Study1/9/2014 7:45
Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found.
Obama administration says no deal reached on climate change31/8/2014 16:41
Asserting that countries like India and China need to play a significant role in addressing the challenges of climate change, the Obama administration has strongly refuted reports that it has reached any international agreement to combat the critical global issue.
Soon batteries to run on sugar31/8/2014 15:21
In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity.
A robotic arm to help neurology patients31/8/2014 9:28
Soon, software and hardware will be available for tailor-made rehabilitation programs for people suffering from neurological disorders including stroke/paralysis, epilepsy, dementia and Parkinson's disease.
New drug cuts heart failure risk by 20%31/8/2014 9:05
A new heart failure drug from Novartis cut the risk of both cardiovascular death and hospitalisation by a fifth in a keenly awaited study, boosting hopes for a product that is seen as a multibillion-dollar seller.