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  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Record Low July Temperatures in Southern U.S., Alabama at 49 Degrees

    Record Low July Temperatures in Southern U.S., Alabama at 49 Degrees

    Record-breaking low temperatures across the southern United States on Wednesday made July feel more like October, with the mercury dipping to 49 degrees Fahrenheit in Alabama. In Atlanta, the low was 59 degrees, breaking the previous record of 61 degrees set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

    July 30, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Indian Landslide Kills 10, Scores Feared Trapped

    Indian Landslide Kills 10, Scores Feared Trapped

    Heavy rain triggered a landslide in rural western India that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a national disaster official said. Rescue teams and local residents pulled people out of the deep mud and put them on stretchers, television images showed.

    July 30, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability No Fukushima Radiation in Tests off U.S. West Coast

    No Fukushima Radiation in Tests off U.S. West Coast

    Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the U.S. shore, scientists said on Tuesday. Results obtained this week in tests of water gathered by an Oregon conservation group and tested by East Coast scientists came in as expected with no Fukushima-linked radiation, and five more tests are planned at six-month intervals to see if radiation levels will climb.

    July 29, 2014 |

  • Reuters | Energy & Sustainability Firefighters in California Gain Ground against Yosemite Blaze

    Firefighters in California Gain Ground against Yosemite Blaze

    Firefighters gained ground on Tuesday against a blaze burning on the western edge of Yosemite National Park and an adjacent national forest, where flames have forced the evacuation of several dozen homes and the closure of three campgrounds. The El Portal fire has scorched more than 3,000 acres since it erupted on Saturday, destroying a duplex home and threatening dozens of other dwellings around the western park boundary, a spokesman for the federal fire command said.

    July 29, 2014 |

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014 |

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014 |

  • 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 |


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