Jul 3, 2015

Rising number of local governments set targets to cut emissions

Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday. The Compact of States and Regions, launched last ...

Jun 22, 2015

Year's first typhoon set to hit China's Hainan Island

The first typhoon of the year to hit China was expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan on Monday, which should help ease a severe drought on the tourist center and rubber producer, the official Xinhua News Agency said. ...

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

Jun 18, 2015

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital before being shot by police Wednesday, a day after officials said all the zoo’s tigers had died. Zoo Director Zurab Gurielidze acknowledged he ...

All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

Jun 17, 2015

All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

All of the lions and tigers that were missing after severe flooding swamped Tbilisi’s zoo have been found dead. One jaguar remained unaccounted for, but zoo staffers said they have little hope that it survived. The discovery of the last of the missing lions ...

Jun 5, 2015

Death toll up to 150 in Ghana gas station explosion, floods

The death toll from a huge gas station explosion and flooding in Ghana’s capital has more than doubled to 150 people, the president said Thursday night. Dozens of people had sought shelter at the gas station and in nearby shops in central Accra to ...

Jun 4, 2015

Flooding sparks Ghana gas station blast, killing at least 73

Widespread flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. The explosion took place as dozens sought shelter in a gas ...

Sunshine returns, sheds light on deadly Texas flood devastation

Jun 1, 2015

Sunshine returns, sheds light on deadly Texas flood devastation

Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup efforts in such places as Houston, where damage estimates top $45 million. Parts of the state ...