‘Indiana Jones’ scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Braving perils from blood-sucking leeches to tigers and using transport as basic as elephants, scientists have journeyed like “Indiana Jones” to remote locations to collect wild cousins of crop seeds in a project to help tackle climate … Continue reading ‘Indiana Jones’ scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

Indiana Jones scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Braving perils from blood-sucking leeches to tigers and using transport as basic as elephants, scientists have journeyed like “Indiana Jones” to remote locations to collect wild cousins of crop seeds in a project to help tackle climate … Continue reading Indiana Jones scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

Queen Elizabeth presents naturalist Attenborough with award for ocean pollution fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth presented broadcaster David Attenborough with an award on Wednesday for his hit television nature series Blue Planet II, which raised public awareness around the world of the danger of plastic pollution in oceans. David Attenborough … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth presents naturalist Attenborough with award for ocean pollution fight

Malawi court suspends wearing of wigs and gowns as temperatures soar

BLANTYRE, Malawi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Malawi’s constitutional court has suspended its requirement that lawyers and judges wear traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom as an early season heatwave sweeps the southern African nation. FILE PHOTO: Lawyer … Continue reading Malawi court suspends wearing of wigs and gowns as temperatures soar

Climate change endangers Scotland’s archaeological treasures

ORKNEY, Scotland (Reuters) – Ancient British structures older than the pyramids are being threatened by climate change, experts have warned, as rising sea levels, heavier rainfall and severe weather events endanger Scotland’s archaeological treasures.   FILE PHOTO: Neolithic Buildings are seen … Continue reading Climate change endangers Scotland’s archaeological treasures