Environment

HONOLULU (Reuters) – A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen,
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MABI, Japan – (Reuters) – When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside town of Mabi in western Japan 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise his children. Land was cheap and he could drive to his job in nearby Kurashiki City. As he built his home next to rice paddies
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The German transport ministry confirmed on Sunday that the country’s federal motor vehicle authority (KBA) is conducting an official hearing into the emissions technology used in three models of car made by Opel. The Opel development centre is pictured in Ruesselsheim, Germany July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Weekly Bild am Sonntag reported
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity. FILE PHOTO: Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, U.S. from aboard the International Space Station in this August 25, 2017 NASA handout photo.
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(Reuters) – A firefighter was killed on Saturday while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, California state fire officials said, bringing to at least 10 the number of such deaths this year as wildfires rage across the U.S. West. Braden Varney was killed on the fireline while operating a bulldozer at the Ferguson
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on Saturday. Firefighters rescue a stranded woman on a flooded street, following heavy rainfall in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China July 11, 2018.
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