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WHO Report — Air pollution taking a toll on human health

Every year, around 3 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, and some years, the numbers are much higher, according to the World Health Organization. Now a growing number of companies have come up with personal air quality sensors.

Op-Ed: Wells Fargo Bank agrees to meet with Standing Rock Sioux elders

After DAPL water protectors took direct action in Minneapolis on Thursday against a bank invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline, Wells Fargo representatives requested a face-to-face meeting with Standing Rock Sioux elders.

One dead, 17 hurt in Peru earthquake

- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday.

Teen eco activist spurs hope at children's peace prize award

Den Haag - Award-winning teen environmental activist Kehkashan Basu said Friday ecologists should "not lose hope" in their battle to fight climate change, despite scepticism from world leaders including US President-elect Donald Trump.

Princess Cruise Lines fined for 'deliberate pollution' of ocean

Carnival Corp.'s Princess Cruise Lines agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges and pay a $40 million fine stemming from the company's deliberate pollution of the seas and their efforts to try and cover up what they had done.

Singer Dolly Parton sets up fund for Tennessee fires victims

Gatlinburg - Singer Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation announced Wednesday night the organization will donate $1,000 a month for six months to Sevier County families who lost their homes in the wildfires.

EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report

Copenhagen - EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Sheriff blocks supplies and access to Standing Rock demonstrators

The Morton County Sheriff says they will block access and supplies to the Standing Rock encampment in N.D. The timing is perfect. Mainstream media has finally torn themselves away from the Trump Circus, realizing there is more going on in America.

Megacities key to reaching global climate goals

Paris - The world's big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint nearly in half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis unveiled Thursday.

Farmers, their little pigs and wolves: Italy quake survival tale

Norcia - Italy's earthquakes would not leave the Fausti family alone.The first of this year's devastating tremors, on August 24, left their farmhouse on the outskirts of Norcia looking like a bombed-out shell.

Seven dead as extent of Tennessee fire damage comes into focus

Gatlinburg - Rainfall finally moved into eastern Tennessee late on Tuesday, helping firefighters battling the blazes that have killed seven people, destroyed over 400 homes and businesses, charred over 15,000 acres and forced the evacuation of over 14,000 people.

Gatlinburg, Tenn. up in flames as wildfire rages through area

Gatlinburg - On Monday afternoon, a large wildfire burning in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park spurred on by 70 to 80 mph winds quickly engulfing nearby communities, including Gatlinburg and parts of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Three people dead, 14,000 evacuated in deadly Tennessee wildfires

Gatlinburg - Three people are confirmed dead Sevier County, Tennessee after wildfires fed by high winds swept through the county, destroyed over 150 homes and businesses, and forcing the evacuation of 14,000 people who fled for their lives.

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

Chernobyl - Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations.

Record coral kill-off on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before, scientists said Tuesday, sounding the alarm over the delicate ecosystem.

'Once in a generation' drought may become new norm for Southeast

Water isn't a commodity that most southerners usually worry about. But lately, the drought has become a hot topic as more and more communities begin dealing with declining water resources. Even worse, these conditions may become the new norm.

Miniature monkeys reunited after Australia zoo theft

Sydney - Two men were charged Monday with stealing rare pygmy marmosets from an Australian wildlife park as a baby was reunited with her mum and the hunt continued to find dad.

Helping tomato plants battle parasitic disease

Tomato plants become more resistant against nematode worms when colonized by a fungus. A new study shows how the fungus can help the plants to challenge parasitic infections.

Israel douses fires that forced mass evacuations

Palestinian - Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks.
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