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In Japan's flood-ravaged Mabi, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll


MABI, Japan - When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside town of Mabi in western Japan 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise his children. | Video

Yosemite highway closed as crews battle major wildfire

LOS ANGELES A California wildfire burning out of control at the edge of Yosemite National Park that has killed one firefighter and closed a major route into the park mushroomed overnight as crews fought on Monday to protect a string of small communities.

U.S., 5:06pm EDT

China, EU reaffirm Paris climate commitment, vow more cooperation

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China and the European Union on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate change pact and called other signatories to do the same, saying action against rising global temperatures had become more important than ever.

China 4:27am EDT

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

OSLO More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday.

Global Energy News 12:05am EDT

Heat and power cuts force Gazans onto polluted beaches

GAZA Maher Taha, his wife and six children sit enjoying the breeze on beach in Gaza, doing their best to ignore the rubbish and raw sewage floating a few yards off shore.

12:03pm EDT

Message in 10,000 bottles: Artist highlights water contamination in China

BEIJING Chinese artist Brother Nut can point to some success from his Beijing exhibit that used 10,000 bottles of yellowish water to raise awareness of contaminated rural ground water, although it did not go down so well with Beijing authorities. | Video

11:31am EDT

Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

JAKARTA Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said. | Video

10:24am EDT

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

AUSTIN, Texas Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity. | Video

Natural Disasters, Science, Jul 15 2018

Botswana may put elephants in cross-hairs as it moves to lift hunting ban

GABORONE Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, may lift a ban on hunting for sport in the face of what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife, a move sure to provoke protest from animal welfare groups.

Africa Jul 15 2018

German transport ministry confirms official hearing on Opel emissions

FRANKFURT The German transport ministry confirmed on Sunday that the country's federal motor vehicle authority (KBA) is conducting an official hearing into the emissions technology used in three models of car made by Opel.

Jul 15 2018