Environment Headlines

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

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HIROSHIMA - Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. | Video

World, Japan, Environment 1:48am EDT

Thu, Aug 21 2014

Moderate quake hits El Salvador, no injuries reported

SAN SALVADOR - A moderate earthquake was felt in El Salvador on Thursday night, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

21 Aug 2014

Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36

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HIROSHIMA - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. | Video

Environment, Japan, World 21 Aug 2014

NHC says 60 percent chance of cyclone for storm approaching Leeward Islands

- A small low-pressure area approaching the Leeward Islands has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

21 Aug 2014

Abandoned Florida panther kitten gets new home in state park

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ORLANDO Fla. - A rare Florida panther, found near death as a 1-pound newborn in January, bounded into its permanent new fenced home in a state park on Thursday, now a lively, nearly 50-pound kitten.

21 Aug 2014

Ban on filling swimming pools hits communities in parched California

SAN FRANCISCO - The California dream of owning a house with a sparkling swimming pool is drying up for would-be swimmers in communities across the state as some local water districts have banned homeowners from filling empty pools in drought-stricken areas.

U.S., Environment 21 Aug 2014

Drought is slightly elevating ground in U.S. West, study finds

LOS ANGELES - A drought has robbed the U.S. West of 63 trillion gallons (238 trillion liters) of water, and with all that weight off the land the ground in the region has risen by several millimeters, according to a study released on Thursday.

21 Aug 2014

Oil spill that fouled Mexican river will take months to clean up

MEXICO CITY - An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a river in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon will take months to clean up, the country's top water authority said on Thursday.

21 Aug 2014

PETA joins protest against sale of rabbit meat at Whole Foods

WASHINGTON - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has joined a nationwide protest to stop Whole Foods stores from selling rabbit meat, the animal rights group said Thursday.

U.S., Environment 21 Aug 2014

Atlantic slows warming, temperature rises seen resuming from 2030: study

OSLO, - The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientists said.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.