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  • No relief in sight as Australian drought fuels bushfires
    published on August 16th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    The drought sweeping through large tracts of Australia is set to intensify over the next three months and is fuelling unseasonal winter bushfires, the leading meteorological agency and a fire official said on Thursday.
  • Genome points to inbreeding, disease behind bumblebee decline: research
    published on August 16th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University's Associate Professor Amro Zayed told Reuters.
  • Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution
    published on August 16th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday.
  • Judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review in setback for Trump
    published on August 16th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a setback for the Trump administration.
  • Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'
    published on August 16th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.
  • Brazil's Samarco to pay $512.5 million to disaster victims this year: foundation
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Brazil's Samarco Mineração SA expects to pay up to 2 billion reais ($512.5 million) this year to 19,000 families affected by the 2015 mining disaster in the state of Minas Gerais, the foundation created to pay the victims said on Wednesday.
  • U.S. judge rules securities suit against Exxon, executives can proceed
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    A federal judge rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's motion to dismiss a securities suit alleging the company and top executives misled investors about the impact of climate change on its business.
  • Canada to phase out crop chemicals linked to bee deaths
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    The Canadian government said on Wednesday it would move to restrict use of two types of crop chemicals that have been linked to deaths of aquatic insects and bees, in a victory for environmentalists and the latest setback for companies that sell the pesticides.
  • Mysterious manatee deaths in Mexican wetlands spurs quest for answers
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    In the swampy wetlands of southern Mexico, officials and researchers are struggling to explain the deaths of dozens of manatees, the chubby marine mammals once confused with mermaids by ancient mariners.
  • Subtropical storm Ernesto forms southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland: NHC
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Subtropical depression five has strengthened into subtropical storm Ernesto southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.
  • Germany confirms aid for animal feed after drought
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Germany has confirmed it will relax some environmental conservation rules to help farmers overcome a sharp rise in animal feed prices after this summer's drought, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday.
  • Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala, more rain due
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    The death toll from the worst floods in nearly a century in the Indian tourist state of Kerala rose to 43 on Wednesday as rising water stranded tens of thousands of people and forced the closure of one of its main airports.
  • Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.
  • Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze
    published on August 15th, 2018 at 07:53 AM
    Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early on Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning strikes as emergency crews battled several deadly blazes, forecasters said.


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