Environment

LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain basks in a heatwave, animals at London Zoo were treated on Wednesday to sugar-free ice lollies in a bid to help them keep cool. With temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius (86F), squirrel monkeys and gorillas, including the zoo’s silverback ‘Kambuka’, munched on frozen mixtures including chickpeas, sunflower seeds, walnuts and
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CARRBROOK, England (Reuters) – More than 30 homes have been evacuated near Greater Manchester in northern England as firefighters battle a blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather across the hills of Saddleworth Moor. Greater Manchester Police said on Wednesday it had evacuated 34 homes in the village of Carrbrook to the
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is reviewing whether to seek damages from former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when it emerged the carmaker had cheated on emissions tests, supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper. FILE PHOTO: Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn arrives to testify to a German parliamentary
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HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) – Hundreds of Israeli surfers in black skull-and-crossbones shirts took to the waves on Friday in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental damage from off-shore gas development. Israeli protestors, together with hundreds of Israeli surfers, take part in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental
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(Reuters) – Heavy downpours lashed Texas’ Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday, submerging vehicles, swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last year’s Hurricane Harvey. Residents make phone calls from high ground after heavy downpours unleashed flash floods in Mercedes, Texas, U.S., June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Residents
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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July. People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate’s environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies. FILE PHOTO: U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a hurricane response briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and that their top
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HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said. The approval came a day after Governor David Ige formally requested assistance for an estimated 2,800
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