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Thousands in South Carolina brace for post-Florence flooding


CHARLESTON, S.C./RALEIGH, N.C. Thousands of people in and around the city of Georgetown, South Carolina, were urged to evacuate on Monday as two rivers gorged with rain from long-departed Hurricane Florence will flood the area this week. | Video

U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

PINEDALE, Wyo. A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years.

U.S., 9:17pm EDT

Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Thousands of scientists joined on Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years.

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Hurricane Florence insured losses to range from $2.8 billion to $5 billion: RMS

Insured losses from Hurricane Florence, which slammed into North Carolina this month, will range from $2.8 billion to $5 billion, said RMS, a risk modeling and analytics firm on Monday.

U.S., 3:55pm EDT

Aid delivered after deadly mudslides in Sudan's Darfur

KHARTOUM A joint African Union-United Nations operation is providing emergency assistance to an area in Sudan's South Darfur region where 16 people died as a result of mudslides earlier this month, the mission said on Monday.

NHC sees 50 percent chance of cyclone off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

A broad area of low pressure located about 450 miles (724 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, has a 50 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

2:12pm EDT

Wyoming wildfire forces evacuations, closes highway south of Jackson

PINEDALE, Wyo. A wind-blown wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes south of the resort town of Jackson, Wyoming, prompted officials on Sunday to close 50 miles of a key highway traveled by tourists to reach Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

U.S., 3:45am EDT

Iberdrola plans to boost U.S. renewable power by about 50 percent: CEO

Iberdrola SA, the world's biggest wind power producer, plans to expand its renewable capacity in the United States by about 50 percent over four years as part of the Spanish electric utility's global plan to reduce carbon emissions, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

Global Energy News 6:48pm EDT

Big Oil pledges to slash potent greenhouse gas emission

LONDON A group of the world's top oil and gas companies pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent greenhouse gas by a fifth by 2025 in an effort to battle climate change.

11:45am EDT

California urges Trump administration to abandon fuel rule plan

WASHINGTON California's top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules.

U.S., Sep 23 2018