Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:31:05 AM PDT - Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it's a brighter day. - Unknown
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:16:47 -0400
Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc
  Millions of people are stranded by flooding in northeast India with concern growing about food and water supplies, and officials said on Wednesday that water levels of a major river were rising even further.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:03:44 -0400
Lionfish invasion in Cyprus? If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em
  "Wanted", says the poster of a lionfish on the quay side in Larnaca marina. Dead, or fried.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:51:21 -0400
Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France
  Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:39:05 -0400
Lebanese brave badly polluted water to swim at public beaches
  On a beach in northern Lebanon, men and women swim in the Mediterranean's warm blue waters close to a sewage outlet, while children play in sand that is strewn with litter.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:22:35 -0400
Macaws offer feathered 'therapy' to suffering Venezuelans
  Looking for an escape from the daily realities of crisis-ridden Venezuela, Carmen Gomez finds solace receiving visitors on the roof of her Caracas apartment building every morning: groups of blue and gold macaws that arrive at daybreak.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:26:04 -0400
Prices of cardamom, Queen of Spices, soar as wild weather wipes Indian production
  Every year, tens of millions of Hindus flock to the Venkateswara Temple in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to pay tribute to site's patron deity and pick up some of its famous sweets, the legendary "Tirupati laddu".


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:28:33 -0400
Acacia's North Mara mine ordered to stop using tailings storage facility
  Acacia Mining said on Wednesday that Tanzania has ordered it to stop using tailing storage facility at its North Mara mine due to failure to contain and prevent seepage.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 01:30:00 -0400
Taiwan issues warnings for year's first typhoon as thousands evacuated
  Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines canceled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods and high seas.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:49:58 -0400
Small quake hits Mexico City, no damage reported
  A small earthquake struck central Mexico City on Tuesday night, jolting office towers and apartment buildings in the sprawling metropolis, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:58:45 -0400
U.S. to move public lands agency to Colorado from Washington
  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Colorado from Washington, officials said on Tuesday, sparking ire from conservationists who said the decision would weaken the agency dedicated to managing the country's vast public lands.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:34:13 -0400
U.S. offshore oil production remains cut by 58%: U.S. government
  More than half the daily crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remained offline on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. drilling regulator said, as most oil companies were re-staffing facilities to resume production.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:59:11 -0400
Orphaned bear Aida finds home in Sarajevo Zoo after rescue from the wild
  Orphaned baby bear Aida, who was rescued by villagers after she fled the Bosnian woods in search of food and shelter, has found a new home in the Sarajevo Zoo where she has become a star attraction.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:21:49 -0400
Spanish judge blocks Madrid council bid to lift car ban
  A judge on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Madrid's new conservative council to lift restrictions on cars entering the city center, saying the measure should be maintained for now.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:16:45 -0400
Climate activists arrested for disrupting London's biggest concrete supplier
  Six climate activists were arrested on Tuesday after the Extinction Rebellion group disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:32:36 -0400
Floods worsen in India's northeast; rare rhinos in danger
  Floods in northeast India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:00:49 -0400
Indonesian president tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants
  Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on the cabinet secretary's website on Tuesday.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:35:57 -0400
High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change
  The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:02:47 -0400
Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh
  Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:47:36 -0400
Quake causes panic in eastern Indonesia; one killed
  (This July 14 story corrects in 10th paragraph to West Papua province, not Papua island.)


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:41:00 -0400
Indonesian president warns of long dry season, potential forest fires
  Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered ministers and regional heads to take anticipative steps to mitigate risks of crop failure and forest fire due to the El Nino dry weather phenomenon this year.


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