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  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Rare Tornado Slams Boston Area

    Rare Tornado Slams Boston Area

    Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston, Massachusetts, and many of its northern suburbs on Monday.

    21 hours ago |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability 70% Chance of Tropical Cyclone in Mid-Atlantic in Next 48 Hours

    70% Chance of Tropical Cyclone in Mid-Atlantic in Next 48 Hours

    (Reuters) - An area of low pressure located in the mid-Atlantic ocean, about 1,000 miles (1600 km) west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, has a high, or 70 percent chance, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday in its latest update.

    21 hours ago |

  • Reuters | Technology Toy Drone Disrupts Aircraft Fighting California Wildfire

    Toy Drone Disrupts Aircraft Fighting California Wildfire

    By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - A private drone trying to film a wildfire that has charred nearly six square miles in Northern California briefly disrupted firefighting efforts, although workers had gained the upper hand against the blaze, officials said on Monday.

    July 29, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Pests

    Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Pests

    Genetically modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to pesticides, a farm group said

    July 28, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability California and Mexico Sign Pact to Fight Climate Change

    California and Mexico Sign Pact to Fight Climate Change

    California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits. The six-page memorandum of understanding calls for cooperation in developing carbon pricing systems and calls on the partners to explore ways to align those systems in the future.

    July 28, 2014 |

  • Reuters | More Science Proposal to Ban Import of Boa Constrictors Draws Backlash

    Proposal to Ban Import of Boa Constrictors Draws Backlash

    A U.S. proposal to ban the import and interstate sale of boa constrictors and four other snake species prompted protests from exotic pet owners and concern among Florida wildlife regulators who fear it could lead to more reptiles being released into the wild.

    July 28, 2014 |

  • 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 |


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