ANCHORAGE, Alaska/TORONTO (Reuters) - The would-be developer of the widely opposed Pebble Mine copper and gold project in salmon-rich southwestern Alaska announced on Thursday it will file its first application for a permit. The application is a milestone for a project that seemed dead during the Obama administration....
ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 rocked Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Thursday and at least 23 people were injured, state TV said, only a day after a deadly tremor near the capital Tehran. Rescue teams were dispatched to the town of Kouhbanan, the epicenter...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is located, faces severe water shortages and is still expected to experience higher average temperatures and periodic hot spells, the weather service said on Friday. Above-average rainfall is expected over the northeast and interior, which...
BEIJING (Reuters) - When an inspector from a local environmental protection bureau visited a small village in China’s Shandong province in October to check on a gasification project, she said village officials became tearful in lamenting how far behind schedule they were. For years, the village...
MANILA (Reuters) - A mudslide triggered by heavy rain has buried dozens of houses in a farming community in the southern Philippines, local disaster officials said on Friday. Soldiers and emergency workers rushed to a remote village in the Tubod region in Lanao del Norte province, expecting to...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling to subdue the remnants of a sprawling Southern California wildfire gained more ground on Thursday after a resurgence of winds proved weaker than expected, allowing officials to lift all remaining evacuation orders and warnings. The so-called Thomas fire, California’s second-largest on record,...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan’s electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The widely expected announcement brings to 14 the number of...