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08/18/2018 10:46 AM
Thirsty emus flock to Australian outback mining town as drought deepens
Australia's worst drought in a generation is driving flocks of emus into an outback mining town in a desperate hunt for food and water, an animal rescue unit in the town of Broken Hill said.

08/18/2018 10:23 AM
India's Modi sees Kerala's plight as flood death toll climbs
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the flood-ravaged state of Kerala more helicopters, boats and other equipment needed to evacuate tens of thousands of stranded people as he was given an aerial tour of stricken areas on Saturday.

08/18/2018 09:50 AM
Ernesto downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone in Atlantic: U.S. NHC
Ernesto was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Saturday.

08/18/2018 08:09 AM
Strong winds stoke bushfires on Australia's east coast
Strong winds intensified bushfires burning across much of the Australian state of New South Wales on Saturday, with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) upgrading warnings on three of more than 70 fires to emergency level.

08/18/2018 01:19 AM
Quake rattles southern Costa Rica, Panama; no damage reported
A magnitude 6.0 quake struck southern Costa Rica on Friday, close to the border with Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damages in the two Central American countries.

08/18/2018 12:04 AM
Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala
The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher still.

08/17/2018 11:26 PM
Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

08/17/2018 09:46 PM
U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people.

08/17/2018 04:53 PM
Magnitude 6.6 quake hits North East of Raba, Indonesia: USGS
A magnitude 6.6 offshore earthquake struck the Indonesian archipelago late on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

08/17/2018 02:43 PM
Bayer says dicamba report not new
Bayer said on Friday that a German media report this week that U.S. farmers were suing its Monsanto unit over crop damage caused by weedkiller dicamba does not represent a new development.

08/17/2018 02:03 PM
Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital
For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

08/17/2018 10:30 AM
Russia reports severe bird flu outbreak: OIE
Russia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the Kostromskaya region in the west of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from Russia's Agriculture Ministry.

08/17/2018 10:07 AM
Waterbomber pilot killed fighting Australian wildfires
A helicopter pilot died on Friday when his aircraft crashed while waterbombing rare winter bushfires in Australia that have swept across its drought-stricken southeast, police said.

08/17/2018 09:57 AM
No relief in sight as Australian drought fuels bushfires
The drought sweeping through large tracts of Australia is set to intensify over the next three months and is fuelling unseasonal winter bushfires, the leading meteorological agency and a fire official said on Thursday.

08/17/2018 09:42 AM
Exclusive: U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killer
America's two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck's Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG's Monsanto Co.

08/17/2018 07:17 AM
Storm Bebinca weakens as it makes landfall in northern Vietnam
Tropical storm Bebinca weakened as it made landfall in northern Vietnam on Friday, flooding some villages in one province but there were no reports of major damage.

08/17/2018 02:13 AM
Typhoon makes landfall in Chinese financial hub Shanghai
Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai early on Friday morning, bringing strong winds and rain, state news agency Xinhua said.

08/17/2018 01:59 AM
Australia central bank watching effects of severe drought
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is "very carefully" watching the effects of a severe drought that has wasted vast tracts of grazing and crop land in eastern Australia, the country's main food bowl.

08/17/2018 01:30 AM
Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution
Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday.

08/16/2018 10:03 PM
Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic: NHC
Sub-tropical storm Ernesto has strengthened to a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.