Environment

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s Death Valley National Park, famed for its record-breaking heat, is keeping its visitor center and some restrooms open during the partial U.S. government shutdown with donations from a non-profit group and two hotels, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. A National Park entrance fee collection service is temporarily suspended at
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ATHENS (Reuters) – An elderly woman was found dead and two men were missing after blizzards hit parts of Greece, police officials said on Saturday. Temperatures in central and northern Greece have remained below zero for almost a week, during which time heavy snow has disrupted transport services and forced flights to be diverted in
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will take action against highly-polluting diesel trucks by imposing tougher fuel and engine standards, raising rail freight volumes and strengthening its monitoring capabilities, new guidelines published by the environment ministry said. A worker drives a motorised vehicle past trucks parked outside ceramics factories in rural Gaoyi county near Shijiazhuang, Hebei province,
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A heatwave sweeping Australia engulfed the densely-populated southeast on Friday, boosting temperature records, spurring fire bans and arousing concern about the health of contestants in this month’s tennis Open. Children jump into the water off Altona pier in Melbourne, Australia January 4, 2019. AAP Image/David Crosling/via REUTERS A week after Australia’s hottest
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Jae Jae, a Sumatran Tiger examines a noticeboard during an event to publicise the annual stocktake at London Zoo in London, Britain, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Keepers at London Zoo began the arduous task of counting some 600 different species on Thursday, carrying out the park’s week-long annual stocktake. From tigers
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