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Death toll in South Africa rains approaching 70, official says


DURBAN/JOHANNESBURG Almost 70 people have been killed in South Africa after torrential rains along the eastern coast, an official said on Thursday, and rescuers are still recovering bodies.

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

MORONI Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique.

Environment 7:14pm IST

'Plogging' craze goes global as fitness fanatics take out the trash

STOCKHOLM The Swedish phenomenon of "plogging", where joggers combine their run with picking up the trash they find in nature, is going global as both environment and fitness fanatics benefit from the new trend. | Video

Environment, Lifestyle 7:30pm IST

Extinction Rebellion to end London blockades on Thursday

LONDON Environmental campaigners Extinction Rebellion will close their two remaining central London protest sites on Thursday, the group said after 10 days of disruption in the British capital to highlight the risks of climate change.

Environment 24 Apr 2019

U.S. biofuel trade group asks judge to halt new EPA small refinery waivers: documents

NEW YORK A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country's biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump's presidency, according to court papers.

Environment 7:45am IST

More than 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

DURBAN At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa's eastern coast, authorities said on Wednesday.

Environment 1:04am IST

Goldman Sachs, Bank of England and Treasury targeted by climate activists in London

LONDON More than 300 environmental activists sowed chaos through London's financial district on Thursday, gluing themselves to the stock exchange and blocking roads outside the Bank of England and major banks such as Goldman Sachs. | Video

Environment 8:41pm IST

Swedish teen accuses UK of 'irresponsible behavior' over climate

LONDON Britain's opposition leaders met Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday to discuss what the teenager calls an "existential crisis" for humanity. | Video

Environment 24 Apr 2019

Britain must commit to carbon capture to meet climate goals: lawmakers

LONDON Britain must commit to projects to capture, store and use carbon dioxide emissions to meet its climate targets, a report from a cross-party group of lawmakers said on Thursday.

Environment 4:46am IST

Tanzania makes $310 million advance payment for dam on heritage site

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania made an advance payment on Wednesday of $309.65 million to a joint venture of Egyptian companies for the construction of a hydropower dam on a UNESCO World Heritage site, despite strong opposition to the project from conservationists.

Environment 24 Apr 2019