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Australian air tanker feared crashed while fighting bushfires - Helicopters were searching on Thursday for a C-130 Hercules air tanker feared to have crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, authorities said, as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned blazes across the country's east.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:56:00 -0500
Factbox: C-130 Hercules aircraft used as water bombers to fight fires around the world - A Lockheed C-130 Hercules tanker fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region crashed after losing contact with ground control on Thursday, authorities said. Modified versions of the aircraft are used around the world to dump large quantities of flame retardant or water on wildfires.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:53:01 -0500
In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water - At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:11:36 -0500
Toll rises to 20 from New Zealand volcano eruption as two declared dead - The death toll rose to 20 on Thursday from a volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island last month, as two people still missing were officially confirmed dead.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:17:39 -0500
Australia authorities lose contact with air tanker fighting fires - Australian authorities have lost contact with a large air tanker fighting bush fires in alpine areas of the southeastern state of New South Wales, they said on Thursday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:45:23 -0500
Factbox: Climate change plans of the leading U.S. Democratic candidates - The leading Democratic candidates all believe climate change is an existential threat to the planet and have vowed to bring U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down to net-zero by 2050.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:17:50 -0500
Britain must change how land is used to meet climate goal: advisers - Britons should plant many more trees, eat less meat, cut food waste and restore peatlands if the country is to meet its climate target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the government's climate advisers said on Thursday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:14:26 -0500
Norway court to rule in Arctic oil drilling case - An Oslo appeals court will on Thursday rule on a lawsuit that seeks to stop Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on the grounds that it violates people's right to a healthy environment.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:04:02 -0500
U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': environment watchdog - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:48:17 -0500
Peruvian indigenous group wins suit to block oil exploration in Amazonian region - A Peruvian judge ruled that the government exclude an indigenous region of the Amazon near the border with Brazil from any oil exploration and exploitation, a legal group said on Wednesday, in a win for native communities that have long fought against oil and mining projects on their land.
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