Environment

Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath

(Reuters) - Nearly all rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the U.S. National Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.<p>Swaths …

News

Third tiger shark killed in Whitsundays despite doubts over whether they bit tourists

Three tiger sharks have been killed by the Queensland government after life-threatening attacks on a woman and a girl, but officials say it is impossible to know if they caused the bites.<p>Hannah Papps, 12, was bitten on her right leg while swimming in Cid harbour with her father and sister on …

Fish

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens after Kilauea eruption

HONOLULU – A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which …

National Parks

Fresno's Heat and Foul Air Set Stage for Trump Tailpipe Debate

To test how Americans feel about its plan for rolling back car and truck pollution standards, the Trump administration will hold an initial public …

Automotive Industry

France to increase funding for incentives to phase out polluting vehicles

PARIS (Reuters) - French environment minister Francois de Rugy said on Sunday that the 2019 government budget would include 570 million euros ($669.69 million) to fund incentives to switch to less polluting vehicles, a 180 million euro increase from 2018.<p>De Rugy told BFM-TV this was because the …

BFM TV

Here’s what we know about possible cost of the Ottawa-Gatineau tornado

Thousands of people remain out of their homes after a tornado ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau region on Friday night.<p>No fatalities have been …

Canadian News

Thousands march on Whitehall to call for end to 'war on wildlife'

Thousands of people marched to Whitehall on Saturday to demand the government invests in wildlife-friendly policies and swiftly reverses the decline of British ecosystems.<p>Protesters including Billy Bragg delivered a radical manifesto, co-edited by the broadcaster Chris Packham, to the Department …

Activism

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off Guam: USGS

(Reuters) - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the U.S. territory of Guam on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.<p>The quake struck 212 km southeast of Hagatna and was a relatively shallow 10 km deep.<p>(Created by Murali Anantharaman; …

Knowledge Management

Porsche to Cull Diesels in Shift Toward Electric Vehicles

Porsche AG will stop offering diesel versions of its cars, marking the latest blow for the technology that has come under intense scrutiny by …

Automotive Industry

Adani coalmine: most Queenslanders want water licence revoked, poll finds

Queenslanders overwhelmingly want the state government to cancel the Adani mining company’s 60-year unlimited water extraction licence amid growing concern about the severity of the drought.<p>Polling conducted by ReachTel for the environmental group Lock the Gate shows concern about water extraction …

Coal Mining

Nepal doubles its tiger population, raising hope for global recovery of endangered big cats

Nepal has taken great strides towards saving tigers from extinction by nearly doubling its population of the big cats in the space of nine …

National Parks

Carlsberg’s environmentally-friendly packaging holds six-packs together with glue | AdAge

A few years back, agency We Believers came up with a surprising, award-winning idea for U.S.-based Saltwater Brewery that was a winning move for the …

Environmentally Friendly

In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep

BODO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African country's onshore industry for decades.<p>Graphic: Oil spills at Shell's Nigeria …

Niger Delta

Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement

With effective rules on transparency and robust accounting, international emissions trading can help the world meet the ambitious climate and …

Paris Agreement

Renewable energy and renewable people don't mix | Mulshine

When former Jersey guy Paul Ehrlich wrote "The Population Bomb," his current home town of Palo Alto was largely rural; now it and the rest of the …

New Jersey

Meet the 19th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners

From speaking up against oil pipelines to supporting key pollinators, this year's recipients are galvanizing the environmental movement<p>August 23, 2018<p>…

Environmentalism

UK could face droughts next spring after summer heatwave, experts warn

Water companies, government bodies and environmental groups have warned that the extreme weather this summer could lead to a drought in spring next …

Michael Gove

Alberta farmers worried as cold weather hurts harvests

Cold weather, frost and even snow have caused crop production in Alberta to drop by 23.4 per cent this year compared to 2017, according to the …

Weather

California Lawmakers Move State Towards 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity

Bill passed by Assembly would require complete shift to clean energy by 2045<p>August 29, 2018<p>California has given fossil fuel-derived energy a hefty …

Jerry Brown

Changi Airport continues its green push

September 23, 2018 6:00 AM<br>SINGAPORE - Changi Airport has accumulated a number of accolades over the years, most recently being named Asia's most …

Carbon Emissions

Wildlife lovers march on Downing Street to raise awareness of the plight of Britain’s nature

Hundreds of wildlife enthusiasts have gathered from across the country to take part in a “people’s walk” through London to raise awareness of the …

Downing Street

A Hail Mary Attempt to Save the West's Largest Coal Plant Has Failed

After a brief period of hope that it could be kept alive longer, the largest coal plant in the West is once again on track shut down at the end of …

Navajo Nation

Interactive Map: Air Pollution

By Dipika Kadaba<p>Having a little trouble breathing lately? That's no surprise. Air pollution is already bad in many parts of the country, and climate …

Chemistry

The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas

The African-American families embroiled in litigation against toxic animal-feeding operations join a long history of black communities fighting for the right to their health in the Carolinas.<p><i>For more coverage of environmental justice in the Carolinas, see “</i>Mapping Where Environmental Justice is …

North Carolina

Country diary: the ferocious beauty of two natural born killers

Shrinking out of the downpour into the inadequate shelter of an ash tree, I peered along the lane in rain-dimmed light and saw movement in the verge. A dark animal, sturdy-slender and perhaps two feet in length, appeared out of the grass and darted on to the tarmac, closely followed by another. …

West Wales

Hurricane Florence leaves toxic soup in its wake

Coal ash sites and hog farms are overflowing from Hurricane Florence, echoing the environmental chaos when chemical plants flooded during Hurricane …

North Carolina

Coal ash likely entering North Carolina river, environmentalists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Coal ash is likely entering the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina, environmentalists said Friday. Rising water in the area, due to heavy rain and storm surge from Hurricane Florence, is still a problem.<p>Duke Energy confirmed breaches to a cooling lake dam at its L.V. Sutton plant …

North Carolina

Mars candy company plans to fix the "broken" cocoa supply chain

Some big changes are ahead for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The company, which produces some of the most popular treats in America, is revamping its …

Farming

Private plane to fly endangered orange-bellied parrots for summer sojourn

With fewer than 30 orange-bellied parrots in the wild, conservationists are not leaving anything to chance.<p>The critically endangered birds, which winter in Victoria’s rapidly-shrinking coastal scrubland, would ordinarily embark on the treacherous flight across the Bass Strait back to their summer …

Victoria (Australia)

This Deep Sea Eel Is the Raddest Thing You'll See All Week

It’s been a long-ass week. And next week isn’t looking better. But I would urge you to take a break from our never ending freak show on the surface …

Fish