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  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability California Wildfire Forces Hundreds to Flee

    California Wildfire Forces Hundreds to Flee

    By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A wildfire forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents in a rural area east of the California state capital Sacramento on Saturday, a day after the blaze broke out, fire officials said. The wind-swept fire burned more than 3,000 acres (1,200 ha), destroying five residences and two outbuildings and causing one minor injury, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

    July 26, 2014 |

  • Reuters | More Science Alaska Quake Knocks Out Some Communication

    Alaska Quake Knocks Out Some Communication

    An underwater fiber cable linking the area with the rest of the state was damaged by the 5.9-magnitude temblor, knocking out service for an unknown number of Internet and telephone users

    July 25, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Technology Lead-Lined Glove Tied to Radiation Leak

    Lead-Lined Glove Tied to Radiation Leak

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A radiation leak that indefinitely shut down a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico was likely caused by a container of radioactive materials improperly packaged with a lead-lined glove at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a state lawmaker said on Friday.

    July 25, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Technology Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More than 1,000 Km

    Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More than 1,000 Km

    Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometers to the west coast of Alaska, a study shows

    July 25, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Concerns Grow over Damage to Wheat Crop Quality

    Concerns Grow over Damage to Wheat Crop Quality

    Europe is heading toward a large wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that much of it could only be fit to feed animals after heavy rain earlier this month. Damage levels are unclear for now with farmers and analysts still assessing the state of crops as harvesting resumes in many countries, but there is little doubt there be will less wheat meeting milling standards than initially thought.

    July 24, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Evolution Court Sentences Rhino Poacher to a Record 77 Years

    Court Sentences Rhino Poacher to a Record 77 Years

    A South African court has sentenced a rhino poacher to 77 years in jail, the heaviest penalty imposed by authorities desperate to halt a wave of poaching that is threatening the population of the endangered animals. Mandla Chauke was convicted of shooting three rhinos, as well as murder and possession of illegal firearms, after he and two other poachers cut through wire fencing and infiltrated the flagship Kruger National Park in 2011, officials said.

    July 24, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Farmers Fight Explosion of "Superweeds"

    Farmers Fight Explosion of "Superweeds"

    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive "superweeds" that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week.

    July 23, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Nuclear Plants Forced to Cut Output Due to Warm Weather

    Nuclear Plants Forced to Cut Output Due to Warm Weather

    Sweden's top nuclear power generators have been forced to cut output because of exceptionally warm weather in Scandinavia, and their output could be reduced for over a week, their operators said on Wednesday. Oskarshamn, part of Germany's E.ON and Forsmark, operated by Swedish utility Vattenfall have both cut output because warm sea water temperatures are limiting their ability to cool down.

    July 23, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Beijing Shuts Big Coal-Fired Power Plant to Ease Smog

    Beijing Shuts Big Coal-Fired Power Plant to Ease Smog

    Beijing has closed the first of four large coal-fired power plants set to be de-commissioned as part of the city's efforts to cut air pollution, official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing the local planning agency. Xinhua said the authorities had shut down the Gaojing Thermal Power Plant's six 100 megawatt generating units.

    July 23, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Firefighters Advance on Biggest Wildfire on Record in 1 U.S. State's History

    Firefighters Advance on Biggest Wildfire on Record in 1 U.S. State's History

    Firefighters gained ground on Tuesday against the largest wildfire in Washington state's history but the massive blaze that has destroyed 200 homes continued to threaten some communities and forced a fresh round of evacuations. The Carlton Complex fire burning east of the Cascade Mountains and 120 miles (190 km) northeast of Seattle, was 16 percent contained on Tuesday, more than a week after it was sparked by lightning, officials said.

    July 22, 2014 |


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