Environment

(Reuters) – Heavy downpours lashed Texas’ Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday, submerging vehicles, swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last year’s Hurricane Harvey. Residents make phone calls from high ground after heavy downpours unleashed flash floods in Mercedes, Texas, U.S., June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Residents
0 Comments
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July. People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the
0 Comments
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate’s environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies. FILE PHOTO: U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a hurricane response briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency
0 Comments
LANJIGARH, India (Reuters) – After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery. Lado Sikaka, a leader of the Dongria Kondh tribe, addresses a protest
0 Comments