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Rains unleashed by typhoon worry thousands of people fleeing restive Philippine volcano

Thousands of people who fled their homes in the central Philippines to escape a restive volcano have to contend with another threat that’s complicating the ongoing evacuations: monsoon rains that could be unleashed by an approaching typhoon Read More


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Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano spews ash, lava in new eruption

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano has erupted, spewing ash as high as 2 miles into the air More »


Here comes El Nino: It's early, likely to be big, sloppy and add even more heat to a warming world

After months of gradually warming sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, NOAA officially issued an El Nino advisory Thursday and stated that this one might be different than the others More »


Air pollution cloaks eastern US for a second day. Here's why there is so much smoke

Intense smoke blanketed the northeastern United States for a second day Wednesday, turning the air a yellowish gray and prompting warnings for people to stay inside and keep windows closed More »


In unusual orca sighting, tour spots at least 20 killer whales off San Francisco

Roughly two dozen killer whales were spotted last month off the coast of San Francisco in an uncommonly large grouping of orcas for Northern California More »


Campaigners want fossil fuel firms to pay into climate calamity fund; diplomats dubious

Environmental campaigners are calling for fossil fuel producers to contribute to a new fund intended to help poor countries cope with climate disasters More »


Poland, Germany discuss avoiding repeat of deadly river pollution but ready for all scenarios

The environment ministers of Poland and Germany have met on the border of the two countries to discuss protection of a river against a repeat of deadly pollution that killed hundreds of tons of fish last year More »


Bottomless supply? Concerns of limited Canadian hydropower as U.S. seeks to decarbonize grid

An ambitious push to decarbonize Canada’s grid and the nation’s growing demand for green energy is causing concerns in the U.S. that Canadian hydro supplies aren’t as plentiful as they used to be More »


Virginia regulators advance Youngkin plan to leave climate initiative he calls ineffective

Virginia regulators have voted to advance Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to withdraw from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program More »


Leaders gather in Paris to accelerate wringing more out of every ounce of fuel

As 30 environment and trade ministers, and 50 CEOs gather in Paris for the 8th international conference on energy efficiency, the International Energy Agency is taking stock More »


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