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Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island, evacuation ordered

TOKYO (Reuters) - A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky and prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents.

Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 16

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 16 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month.

Ben & Jerry’s & Tesla Fight Climate Change–Together!

You will find the latest climate petition in an unlikely place—Ben & Jerry’s stores and scoop shops across the United States. The Vermont-based company just unveiled Save Our Swirled, a new ice cream flavor inspired by the company’s campaign to raise awareness about the facts and issues of worldwide climate change. Show More Summary

USDA plans to inject $100 million on ethanol infrastructure: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to inject $100 million in funding to get more ethanol at the gas pump, according to two industry sources, the latest push to get beyond a "blend wall" that has capped demand for the biofuel.

Norway-based energy consortium defers Canadian Arctic seismic tests

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A Norway-based energy consortium planning to conduct seismic testing in the waters off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic has postponed the fiercely-contested project for this year, one of companies involved said on Thursday.

Alberta wildfires burn for 6th day, 10 percent of oil sands crude offline

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Firefighters battled wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada's biggest crude-producing region, for a sixth day on Thursday, with two blazes near oil sands facilities still out of control.

Ben & Jerry’s fights climate change with gross-sounding new flavor

Everybody's favorite ice cream company is trying to raise awareness about global warming ahead of the upcoming Paris climate talks.

These maps show how rent is too damn high across America

You need to spend a lot of time working to make ends meet on minimum wage.

Obama tweets it up on climate change and Arctic drilling

Obama's first significant act as @POTUS was to hold a chat on climate change.

Soda taxes bubbling up all over

Doctors support the idea of taxing sugary beverages, and the state budget could use the money, too.

Martin O’Malley could try to out-green Bernie Sanders

O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, is running for president. Will he make a push to be the biggest climate hawk in the Democratic field?

The Modular Phone: Could Mobile Device Redesign Reduce Electronic Waste?

Cell phones still don't get recycled very often. The modular phone concept has some hurdles to overcome, but would immediately reduce cell phone e-waste The post The Modular Phone: Could Mobile Device Redesign Reduce Electronic Waste? appeared first on Sustainablog.

The climate movement doesn’t need conservatives

An environmentalist calling for the climate movement to incorporate conservatives is like a fundamentalist pastor calling for the anti–gay marriage movement to incorporate liberals.

Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,300 killed in heatwave

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said.

Financial markets ignore climate impacts at their peril: experts

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Financial markets have yet to grasp the urgency of investing in measures to protect businesses and people from the worsening impacts of climate change, depriving those efforts of much-needed funds, climate finance experts said.

Food supply fears whet appetite for Dutch farm technology

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies.

U.S. EPA proposing temporary pesticide-free zones for honeybees

(Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators on Thursday proposed a rule that would create temporary pesticide-free zones to protect commercial honeybees, which are critical to food production and have been dying off at alarming rates.

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