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Australia: Crocodiles shot in hunt for missing boy, 12, in Kakadu national park

Guardian: Two crocodiles have been shot in the hunt for a missing 12-year-old boy in the Northern Territory. Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower-Sized Channels Discovered Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf

RedOrbit: The discovery of hundreds of kilometers worth of channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica could help experts understand how the ice will respond to changes in environmental conditions, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Researchers from the University of Exeter, Newcastle University, the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the British Antarctic Survey and the University of York located the channels using satellite images and airborne… Continue reading

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Romanians mobilise in protest against gold mine plans

Guardian: Street protests are snowballing in Romania against a Canadian-led gold mining project in the Rosia Montana area in the Apuseni Mountains. More than 20,000 people joined a protest march in Bucharest on Sunday, and thousands in other Romanian cities took to the streets. The Sunday marches represent the third major countrywide weekend mobilisation to oppose the project since Sep. Continue reading

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Vancouver: Metro cities bracing for rising tides

Province: Over the next century, Vancouver’s greatest asset could become its worst enemy. A new climate change report lists the city among the world’s most at risk for losses from rising sea levels and flooding, ranking it 11th after cities such as New York, New Orleans and Mumbai Continue reading

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Heat reaches triple digits, strains power grids

USA Today: High temperatures brought sweaty discomfort to much of the Southwest on Sunday with no break in the sizzling temperatures likely until Tuesday. Continue reading

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Heat reaches triple digits, strains power grids

USA Today: High temperatures brought sweaty discomfort to much of the Southwest on Sunday with no break in the sizzling temperatures likely until Tuesday. The thermometer reached 117 in Las Vegas Continue reading

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Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill; Keystone plan assailed

Reuters: Exxon Mobil on Sunday continued cleanup of a pipeline spill that spewed thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude in Arkansas as opponents of oil sands development latched on to the incident to attack plans to build the Keystone XL line. Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said on Sunday that crews had yet to excavate the area around the pipeline breach, a needed step before the company can estimate how long repairs will take and when the line might restart. “I can’t speculate on when it will happen,”… Continue reading

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Canada warns EU on oil sands ranking plan

Reuters: Canada warned on Sunday it will “defend its interests” if the European Union (EU) goes through with a proposal to rank Canadian oil sands as a highly polluting fuel. In a letter to EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver also said the European Commission’s Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) potentially violates the EU’s international trade obligations Continue reading

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Hot, dry weather stokes raging Texas wildfires

Associated Press: Firefighters from 25 states were battling more than a dozen blazes across much of West Texas on Sunday in what state forest service officials called the single worst fire day the state has ever seen. A fast-moving wildfire had spread to more than 60,000 acres Sunday in Presidio County and Jeff Davis County, where it destroyed about 20 homes in Fort Davis, about 200 miles southeast of El Paso Continue reading

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