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Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes


PAHOA Hawaii - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town. | Video

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

HALDUMMULLA Sri Lanka - Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in south-central Sri Lanka had run out by first light on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to more than 100 from 300 the previous night. | Video

World, 1:48am EDT

China's growth-obsessed officials ignoring green policies: parliament

BEIJING - Local officials determined to make their economies bigger at any cost are ignoring Beijing's push to cut hazardous air pollution, opting instead to expand heavy industries and cut clean energy from the grid, a Chinese parliamentary report said.

Global Energy News 6:10am EDT

Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS

- Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy boom.

Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortion this election

DENVER - Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. Now he's talking about abortion and the economy to get his candidates across the finish line. | Video

Snap to it: U.S. mulls adding turtles to endangered species list

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia.

29 Oct 2014

Australia government wins backing for emissions scheme

- Australia's government has reached a compromise with independent senators and a key opposition party to secure support for a A$2.5 billion ($2.2 billion) fund to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Wednesday.

29 Oct 2014

Volkswagen to launch over 20 green vehicle models in China by 2018

SHANGHAI - Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest carmaker, plans to launch more than 20 models of battery-driven cars in China by the end of 2018, as it capitalizes on Beijing's support for low-emission vehicles in the country's campaign against pollution.

China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail-report

BEIJING - China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a U.S. environmental group.

World, China 29 Oct 2014

Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

PAHOA Hawaii - A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii's Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said. | Video

U.S. 28 Oct 2014