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The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 may give the impression that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its…
01.17 / 14:43
phys.org
Global corporations and their lofty princes have outgrown the control of regulators, politicians and society, writes George Feiger. Such is their power that they can extract an ever-growing share of global income, block any moves to limit their freedoms, and loot our future wealth for immediate profit. The first step to regaining control is to keep private money firmly out of…
01.17 / 12:38
www.theecologist.org
Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian…
01.17 / 08:34
phys.org
Updates: Heavy rains hit Southern California in the latest winter storm Jan. 13, 2017, 6:41 a.m. Today's storm is the latest of a series to dump rain on the region, which has been hard hit by six years of drought. Officials warned of potential mud flows in areas affected by wildfires last…
01.15 / 21:23
latimes.com
Emergency volunteers say waves ten feet high are licking the Lincolnshire coast as flood warnings remain in place. Helen Parker, an emergency volunteer patrolling in Trusthorpe, told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "The waves are very high with quite a fierce thud and roar." Workers at the emergency control bunker told Lincolnshire Live they are not expecting a major flooding disaster to hit the Lincolnshire coast or Boston tonight, but said there will be 'wave action'. READ…
01.15 / 21:22
lincolnshireecho.co.uk
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington's coast where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other…
01.15 / 21:21
oregonlive.com
Updates: Heavy rains hit Southern California in the latest winter storm Jan. 13, 2017, 6:41 a.m. Today's storm is the latest of a series to dump rain on the region, which has been hard hit by six years of drought. Officials warned of potential mud flows in areas affected by wildfires last…
01.15 / 21:21
latimes.com
Tide and river levels have now started to fall after a day of worry for residents at risk of floods. A witness in Boston said the River Witham reached a high level at about 6.30pm tonight, Friday, January 13, but it didn't quite burst its banks. The high waters in the town also came close to touching the town bridge. READ MORE: 10ft waves lash Lincolnshire coast as flood warning remains in place Emergency volunteers have been working through the day to…
01.15 / 21:20
lincolnshireecho.co.uk
The fate of commercial gillnetting on the Columbia River is a long-standing question in Oregon and…
01.15 / 21:19
oregonlive.com
Updates: Heavy rains hit Southern California in the latest winter storm Jan. 13, 2017, 6:41 a.m. Today's storm is the latest of a series to dump rain on the region, which has been hard hit by six years of drought. Officials warned of potential mud flows in areas affected by wildfires last…
01.15 / 21:19
latimes.com
Thirty-eight new houses could be built on the site of former allotment gardens in Lincoln following a decision that the land can be made available for development. The City of Lincoln Council granted itself outline planning permission for the land off Riseholme Road with a vehicle access from the road. The council's own planning committee agreed the application on January 11. Details of the layout, landscaping of the site, and the scale and appearance of buildings within the…
01.15 / 21:18
lincolnshireecho.co.uk
Floodwaters inundated northwest Oregon 21 years ago. Could we be in for a…
01.15 / 21:17
oregonlive.com
Across the Sierra Nevada this weekend, residents and officials are assessing the damage from a series of powerful storms before a new round from the atmospheric river arrives next week. Some homes in northern Sierra communities have been left without power for more than a week because of this…
01.15 / 21:17
latimes.com
A narrow passageway off Lincoln High Street is being used as a toilet - more than a year after a plan to seal it with gates was abandoned. Reports of people defecating, urinating - or even having sex - in St Peter's Passage, which runs between the High Street and Mint Lane, prompted the council to look at taking action. The response to consultation in September 2015 was poor but opinion was divided over whether to not to block off the route and it remains open. READ MORE:…
01.15 / 21:16
lincolnshireecho.co.uk
Public Health England has warned the public to stock up on food, medicines and other essentials before a wave of winter weather batters the UK in the next few days.The Government agency has been issuing regular warnings about the winter weather in recent weeks but this time experts have directly called for the public to gather things they might need - with many expecting it to snow.It is also urging people to take action to keep themselves – and vulnerable friends, family or…
01.15 / 21:05
westerngazette.co.uk
South Florida’s Zika-spreading, dengue-transmitting mosquito population just got a little more crowded. Two new tropical mosquitoes capable of carrying viruses dangerous to humans have been discovered in Homestead and Florida … Click to Continue »…
01.15 / 21:05
miamiherald.com
For the first time in more than three decades, New World screwworm has been found on Florida’s mainland. A stray dog was found in Homestead with the flesh-eating parasite last … Click to Continue »…
01.15 / 21:03
miamiherald.com
Agriculture officials will begin releasing sterile New World screwworms in Homestead on Friday after an infection was confirmed in a stray dog last week. No screwworms have been detected on … Click to Continue…
01.15 / 21:01
miamiherald.com
Biscayne Bay and Florida Bay, the two massive and ailing shallow bays that draw tourists and dollars from around the globe, both got a little first aid Thursday. South Florida … Click to Continue…
01.15 / 20:59
miamiherald.com
South Florida can expect a few more bugs over the next few weeks. Florida and U.S. agriculture officials plan to release sterile screwworm flies twice weekly as a precautionary step … Click to Continue…
01.15 / 20:55
miamiherald.com