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World's last male northern white rhino dies


NAIROBI The world's last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world although scientists still hopes they can save it from extinction.

Exclusive: Faced with Delhi's pollution, India's federal agencies bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data.

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Brazil to launch canal to drought-stricken northeast this year: minister

BRASILIA A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday.

Brazil Mar 19 2018

U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuits

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city's water supply.

U.S., Mar 19 2018

Tropical storm Eliakim kills 17 in Madagascar: authorities

ANTANANARIVO At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said. | Video

World, Africa Mar 19 2018

Hundreds flee Australian bushfires that kill cattle, destroy homes

SYDNEY Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as bushfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country. | Video

World, Australia Mar 19 2018

Trump administration preparing list of possible biofuels tweaks: sources

NEW YORK The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to winnow down proposals to lower the cost of the nation's biofuels policy to oil refiners, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Mar 19 2018

Canada prepares for legal pot with new license class, strict labels

TORONTO Canada's health regulator on Monday set out thresholds for a new class of cannabis cultivation and processing licenses, and outlined strict requirements for the packaging and labeling of recreational marijuana ahead of its legalization this year.

Health, Mar 19 2018

Storms bring much-needed moisture to U.S. Plains wheat belt

CHICAGO A winter storm brought beneficial rain and snow on Monday to portions of the southern U.S. Plains, where the region's hard red winter wheat crop has endured months of drought, an agricultural meteorologist said.

Mar 19 2018

Japan court rejects lawsuit against construction of nuclear plant

TOKYO A court in northern Japan on Monday rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of a nuclear plant, said the company building the facility, Electric Power Development Co (J-Power).

World, Japan, Nuclear Power, Mar 19 2018