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Hawaii lava approaches geothermal power plant


PAHOA, Hawaii Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island flowed towards a geothermal power plant on Monday as workers scrambled to shut it down to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes near Guam - USGS

A Magnitude 5.6 quake struck close to the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Environment 6:16am IST

U.S. proposes end of grizzly-baiting ban in Alaska's national preserves

The Trump administration has proposed rescinding Obama-era rules barring sport hunters from using bait to lure and kill grizzly bears in Alaska's national preserves, as is allowed in other parts of the state, the National Park Service said on Monday.

Environment 4:57am IST

Off color: Pollution turns India's white marble Taj Mahal green

AGRA, India India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.

Environment 6:08am IST

China launches fresh campaign against trash smuggling

SHANGHAI China launched a fresh crackdown on Tuesday against trash smuggling from overseas in Beijing's latest move to curtail the inflow of foreign garbage and strengthen its "war on pollution".

Environment 5:46am IST

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi - welfare organization

ISLAMABAD A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

Environment 6:50am IST

Mongolia's reindeer herders fear lost identity under hunting ban

TSAGAANNUUR, Mongolia Erdenebat Chuluu, a nomadic herder, shouts words of encouragement to the reindeer he is riding.

Environment 3:50am IST

China stock regulator vows more environment focus, green finance

SHANGHAI China's securities regulator said it will work to strengthen the environmental responsibilities of listed companies, promote green finance and focus more on environmental issues when reviewing initial public offerings or mergers.

Environment 6:36am IST

Beijing sees April pollution levels rise as industry curbs end

BEIJING Pollution levels in China's capital Beijing rose by 20.8 percent year-on-year in April as industries, including steel, ramped up output following the lifting of winter curbs, according to official data released on Monday.

Environment 21 May 2018

U.S. top court takes up challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether states have the right to ban uranium mining for public health reasons in a dispute over a moratorium Virginia put in place on the radioactive metal in 1982.

Environment 12:17am IST