A 15-ton ball of congealed fat -- dubbed Britain's biggest ever "fatberg" -- has been dredged up from a London sewer, utility company Thames Water said Tuesday. It took 10 days to remove the double-decker bus-sized lump of festering food fat mixed with sanitary wipes which formed in drains under a major road in Kingston, southwest London.
Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) Few dispute that Britain's creaking rail network needs modernising. The government's planning High Speed 2, connecting London with cities in central and northern England, saying it will bring ... watch video
Cinelan (Feb. 1, 2013) From her London townhouse and with the support of her wealthy doting father, middle-aged pixies Melanie Salmon transforms herself from a mild-mannered environmental philanthropist - promoting the ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 9, 2014) Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William made a father-and-son appeal on Sunday for an end to the illegal wildlife trade, ahead of a major international conference in London.
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AFP (Feb. 13, 2014) Actor Jackie Chan has called on consumers around the world to stop buying products from endangered animals like tigers, sharks, elephants and rhinos -- on the day representatives from more than 40 ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Feb. 14, 2014) Illegal wildlife trading, estimated at $10 billion a year, causes unprecedented suffering - but the fight against it may be at a ''crucial'' turning point, say delegates at a London conference. ... watch video
AFP (June 13, 2014) The Democratic Republic of Congo has been one of the countries in focus during London's End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit and two doctors hope the summit will prove a turning point in fighting ... watch video
AFP (July 30, 2014) London Mayor Boris Johnson outlined his infrastructure plan for the British capital over the next 50 years on Wednesday, with a focus on how to cope with a population expected to reach 11 million. ... watch video
Aug. 3, 2015 On the 29th of July, airplane wreckage washed up on the island of Réunion. It is highly likely that it belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines airplane MH370. Geologists may be able to identify the ... read more
July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 29, 2015 Following the British Medical Association's call for a 20 percent sugar tax to subsidize the cost of fruit and vegetables, experts debate whether a sugar tax could help combat ... read more
July 29, 2015 Black men in England are at double the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer compared with white men in England, according to research. The study also finds that ... read more
July 30, 2015 In a survey of hospital medical physicians across the United States, women made nearly $15,000 less than their male counterparts, with a portion of this disparity explained by female doctors' ... read more
Sep. 2, 2010 Only half the number of plant species that could blossom along the walls of the River Thames finds a suitable place to grow, yet this could potentially double with the introduction of ‘green ... read more