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EPA chief: Colorado river hit by mine waste back to pre-spill quality
DURANGO, Colo. (Reuters) - The water quality of a southwestern Colorado river rendered bright orange by toxic waste spewed from an abandoned gold mine one week ago has returned to pre-spill levels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief said on Wednesday.
12 Aug 2015 22:01 - Share
Pacific island nation calls for moratorium on new coal mines
OSLO (Reuters) - The president of the low-lying Pacific island nation of Kiribati called on Thursday for a global moratorium on new coal mines to slow global warming and a creeping rise in world sea levels.
13 Aug 2015 07:16 - Share
Judge approves Exxon Mobil settlement over 2013 Arkansas spill
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday approved Exxon Mobil Corp's $5.07 million settlement of charges that it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with a 2013 oil spill in central Arkansas.
12 Aug 2015 16:02 - Share
California wildfire grows as crews work to protect communities
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire running rampant through drought-parched vegetation in northern California grew by several thousand acres overnight into Wednesday, as firefighters worked to stop the flames from spreading toward communities.
12 Aug 2015 20:19 - Share
Conservationists: U.S. report invalidates plan to kill cormorants
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Conservationists demanded an investigation on Wednesday after newly released documents suggested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved a plan to cull 11,000 double-crested cormorants despite knowing it would not save threatened fish populations.
12 Aug 2015 20:39 - Share
Pope's climate push at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments
BOSTON (Reuters) - Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate change, declaring that the use of "highly polluting fossil fuels needs to be progressively replaced without delay."
12 Aug 2015 01:35 - Share
Rich nations' climate plans fall short of hopes for Paris summit
OSLO (Reuters) - Developed nations are on track to cut their greenhouse emissions by almost 30 percent by 2030, Reuters calculations show, falling far short of a halving suggested by a U.N. panel of scientists as a fair share to limit climate change.
12 Aug 2015 11:26 - Share
Cecil stirs world, but Africans see two sides to hunting debate
LUSAKA (Reuters) - When Zambia banned lion hunting in 2013, animal welfare groups roared in approval, but rural Zambians who face a threat from big cats and receive a slice of hunting-related revenues complained, causing the government to change its mind.
12 Aug 2015 10:10 - Share
Heatwave in Egypt kills at least 61: health ministry
CAIRO (Reuters) - A heatwave killed at least 61 people across Egypt from Sunday to Tuesday and caused nearly 600 people to be admitted to hospital, Egypt's health ministry said on state news agency MENA on Wednesday.
12 Aug 2015 10:40 - Share
Myanmar evacuates thousands as worst floods in decades hit
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was evacuating parts of a city on Wednesday after mudslides wiped away hundreds of houses and torrential rain threatened further damage in the worst floods to hit the country in decades.
12 Aug 2015 03:19 - Share
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