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Two teenagers charged with arson in deadly Gatlinburg wildfire

Gatlinburg - Sevier County and Tennessee Bureau of investigation officials announced on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, that two juveniles are in custody in connection with the fires that resulted in 14 deaths in the Gatlinburg area and damaged over 1,700 structures.

Thousands of geese die after landing in toxic waters of pit mine

Butte - Thousands of late-migrating snow geese caught in a snow storm that froze their usual landing sites are dead after hazing measures failed to keep them from landing in a toxic lake called the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana.

Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

Meureudu - Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed on Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured.The shallow 6.

Why the technosphere keeps increasing in size

The space on the Earth is rapidly becoming full of mechanical objects, quite a few of them are now obsolete and classed as junk. The so-called technosphere now weighs some 30 trillion tons.

Paris choked by worst winter pollution in a decade

Paris - Paris was smothered Wednesday by its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of all cars ordered off the road to try to clear the air.

India wants to create a waterway twice as long as the Nile River

New Delhi - If India's prime minister, Narendra Modi has his way, work will soon begin on a project that would create the world's longest river. The project would link 30 rivers with the construction of 30 canals and 3,000 small and large reservoirs.

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Meureudu - Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia and killed at least 97 people.The shallow 6.

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for November

Boulder - This is the time of year that we should be seeing evidence that Arctic seas are refreezing in the long Polar night, but scientists say sea ice in the Arctic hit record lows for November.

Paris implements 24-hour odd-even scheme to combat emissions

Paris - Rocketing air pollution in Paris, France has again prompted police to implement their 24-hour odd-even license plate scheme to try and cut vehicle emissions by half.

Op-Ed: Army will not approve an easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

The Department of the Army's Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced Sunday afternoon they will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

Rare fog and smog strands over 20,000 passengers at China airport

Chengdu - About 20,000 passengers were stranded Sunday at an airport in Chengdu, China as flights were grounded because of heavy smog and a thick fog that left the city in a dark haze.

UNH researchers one step closer in predicting vibrio outbreaks

Reports from state health departments in New England show that the annual number of reported human cases of vibriosis from eating oysters have increased in recent years. Researchers wanted to know why this is happening.

U.S. veterans meet with Standing Rock Sioux, build barracks

Cannon Ball - U.S. military veterans are meeting with Standing Rock Sioux elders today to determine how the over 3,500 veterans arriving this weekend at the North Dakota encampment can best aid the water protectors who have spent months protesting the DAPL.

WHO Report — Air pollution taking a toll on human health

Every year, around three 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.
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