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UAE sandstorm disrupts air traffic in Dubai: airport

DUBAI (Reuters) - A major sandstorm across the United Arab Emirates has disrupted air traffic at Dubai's two airports, authorities in the emirate said on Thursday.

Philippines braces for typhoon over Easter

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines issued warnings of possible landslides and storm surges, with typhoon Maysak set to strike eastern coastal areas, where many resorts are located, over the Easter weekend.

Waste pickers get tool to pinpoint local jobs

The livelihoods of India's waste pickers could get a boost from an online tool that matches the landfill workers to locals who need rubbish taking away...

Are California’s New Mandatory Water Restrictions an April Fool’s Day Joke?

Now that Governor Brown has ordered the state’s first mandatory water restrictions, it’s important to keep one number in mind: one-sixth. That is the amount of California water that goes to one crop: alfalfa. It’s a pretty low value crop. And it is not even for human consumption directly; it is used for cattle feed. It […]

9 Keys to Building a Healthy Home

Using the right materials is one step in ensuring good indoor air quality and a healthy home. It also takes a range of building science-based strategies—from proper ventilation and moisture control to radon mitigation and conscientious construction practices–to make sure a home is healthy. Show More Summary

China to toughen inspection on air quality data: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's vice minister for environmental protection has announced a two-year inspection campaign to root out fake air quality data and accused some local governments of manipulating the data to meet national standards, state media said.

California activists want water restrictions to include oil industry

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.

California Drought Is Worsened by Global Warming, Scientists Say

Scientists say that the warming trend makes it highly likely that California and other parts of the Western United States will see more severe droughts in the future.

National Briefing: Long-Eared Bat Gets Federal Protection

The federal government said Wednesday that it is giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.

Are your reusable grocery bags making you fat?

A Harvard Business School study found a trend: Shoppers with reusable bags were more likely to buy treats for themselves.

Portland bans insecticide to protect declining honey bees

(Reuters) - Oregon's biggest city on Wednesday banned the use of an insecticide on city lands blamed by conservationists as a factor in the decline of honey bees in recent years.

Hello, state lawmakers: Want to ignore climate change? Prepare to lose FEMA funding

New FEMA guidelines could push states to consider how climate change will affect their communities in order to gain access to funding.

Burkina Faso government confirms outbreak of bird flu in chickens

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso’s government confirmed on Wednesday that an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu was responsible for the deaths of large numbers of chickens in two regions of the country in recent weeks.

Southeast Asia faces increasingly intense climate events: analysts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Densely populated Southeast Asian island states such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines are likely to face more intense climate events in future, analysts said on Thursday.

North Dakota governor declares fire emergency

(Reuters) - North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple declared a fire emergency in the state on Wednesday as the second-largest U.S. oil producer grapples with incendiary conditions amid little precipitation and high winds.

EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide

(Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences' controversial new herbicide can be used.

Are you an April Fool? Find out with this Quiz!

April Fool's Day is dedicated to mischief. Do you go all out for April Fool's or is it just another day for you? Either way, we've put together a fun selection of off the wall ideas, but it's up to you to find out if they're true. Take the quiz and find out if you can separate fact from fiction or if you're the April Fool! HappyPlace quiz april fools mythbusters

New U.S.-Canada bridge will carve through one of Detroit’s loneliest neighborhoods

Delray residents, already hit hard by one urban freeway, wonder if they'll get anything in return this time.

USDA kicks in $31 million to help poor people eat better

New grants support community programs that give food stamp recipients more bang for their fruit and vegetable bucks.

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