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10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

BANGKOK - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.

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California's winter storms spark hope for recovery from three-year drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The wet weather that has soaked California for the past few weeks may be a sign that the state is beginning to pull out of its devastating three-year drought, climate experts said on Friday.

Environment, 20 Dec 2014

Coal ash is not hazardous waste under U.S. agency rules

- In a disappointment to environmentalists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued rules on Friday labeling coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, as non-hazardous waste.

Environment, 20 Dec 2014

Harmful road traffic noise affects a quarter of Europeans: study

OSLO - Harmful levels of road traffic noise affect one in four people in Europe and raise health risks ranging from sleepless nights to heart disease, the European Environment Agency said on Friday.

Environment, 19 Dec 2014

Songbirds fly coop long before tornadoes arrive in Tennessee

WASHINGTON - You might want to be careful about who you call a birdbrain. Some of our feathered friends exhibit powers of perception that put humans to shame.

Science, Environment, 18 Dec 2014
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