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Texas dam threatens to break after record flooding
Police say emergency personnel could shut down a highway if a dam southwest of Dallas breaks. Water was flowing over the top of the earthen dam at Padera Lake, near Midlothian, early Wednesday morning following days of heavy rain.
A Sharp Spike in Honeybee Deaths Deepens a Worrisome Trend
A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees, a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and to farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year.
In an annual survey released on Wednesday by the Bee In
Polar Code still leaves significant gaps, experts say
The fragile and increasingly ice-free waters of the Arctic are expected to benefit from tougher environmental rules likely to be passed this week, but environmental groups say the proposed measures for the Polar Code still leave significant gaps.
The Brutal Reality of Life in China's Most Polluted Cities
It’s one thing to read about air pollution contributing to more than one million deaths in China, or about how one-third of its rural residents lack access to clean water. But it doesn’t seem quite real until you see the people behind those statistics. Ph
California drought pits cities against farmers
The drought in California is dividing the state. Urban residents wonder why they have to cut back when 80 per cent of piped water is used by farmers who are insisting they have no more water to give.
Iqaluit gets ready for Arctic Council meeting
Ministers from the eight Arctic nations and representatives from northern indigenous groups are arriving in Iqaluit today for the Arctic Council ministerial meeting that starts Friday.
15 dead as fires rage in southern Siberia
The fires in Khakassia have reportedly killed 15 people, Anna Borodina from the Khakassia Health Ministry told Interfax. "A total of 613 people needed medical attendance, and 533 of them have received aid and gone home. Eight are in a grave condition. Mos
Global warming didn't give Malia asthma
President Obama blames global warming for his daughter's asthma. Today that's politically useful spin, but the science says something different. If you're looking for a culprit, it just might be Malia's dad.
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