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U.S. activists to protest against Shell Arctic oil rig

SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. environmental activists said they planned to protest on Tuesday against the launch of the second of two oil rigs central to Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Small volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - A small volcanic eruption at a Japanese hot springs resort not far from Tokyo prompted authorities on Tuesday to further limit access to the area, warn that more eruptions were possible and urge a handful of people to evacuate.

Ant-Man First Reviews Are In

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Police shoot, wound armed 18-year-old in Garden Grove

Police in Garden Grove shot and wounded an 18-year-old man Monday after he allegedly aimed a black semi-automatic handgun at an officer, authorities said.

For the record

GOP candidates: An article in the June 28 Section A about the wide field of Republican presidential candidates referred to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's support for expanding Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. It should have said Medicaid.

Brian Henderson dies at 77; USC cancer expert, medical school dean

Brian E. Henderson, a cancer researcher and former dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, died earlier this month at his home in San Marino. He was 77.

5 Secretly Sustainable Travel Destinations

With more travelers interested in their eco-footprint, sustainable travel has become the new trend.  According to a recent survey by, only 10% of respondents took a traditional sustainable trip in 2014, but 2015 will seeShow More Summary

South Korea to cut 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from BAU levels

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from business-as-usual (BAU) levels, higher than its earlier plan for a 15-30 percent cut.

Oregon bumblebee deaths prompt state investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of bumblebees have been found dead in downtown Portland during the past two weeks, prompting agriculture officials in Oregon to investigate whether the die-offs may be connected to other bee deaths reported across the country over recent years.

Interpreting Michigan v. EPA

In bringing the mercury rule to the Supreme Court, industry was hoping for a ruling that EPA had to balance costs and benefits (and could only include benefits relating to mercury).  What they got was far less than that.  Here, I’d like to address some key questions about the opinion. 1.  When does EPA have […]

Shell says could begin Arctic oil exploration off Alaska in late July

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell could begin drilling for oil in the Arctic off Alaska as early as the third week in July, when it expects sea ice to begin clearing, a spokesman said on Monday.

Novak Djokovic wins with feathery touch; Lleyton Hewitt grinds to end

They were scheduled to play 65 matches on opening day at Wimbledon on Monday. When the smoke cleared, a little bird and an aging Aussie had stolen the show.

Will science rule in Jerry Brown's decision on California vaccine bill?

Gov. Jerry Brown has been among the world's leaders when it comes to recognizing and responding to the science of climate change. Now the question is whether he'll do the same with what science says about vaccinations.

Shell says could begin Arctic oil exploration off Alaska in late July

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling operations as early as the third week in July when its forecasters believe that sea ice over its prospects will begin to cl...

Britain needs to extend policies to reduce emissions - adviser

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government needs to extend policies and funding to reduce carbon emissions into the next decade to avoid increasing the cost and impact of global warming, Britain's climate change adviser said on Tuesd...

Serena and Venus Williams could face off in fourth round at Wimbledon

The Serena Williams quest for a fourth-straight major tennis title and a possible calendar Grand Slam is now six matches away. She was supposed to breeze through the first round Monday at Wimbledon, and she did.

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter makes hard landing, flips over at San Francisco airport

A U.S Coast Guard helicopter made a hard landing Monday and flipped on its side, officials said. All three crew members abroad the helicopter were not injured and "walked away" from the crash, according to the San Francisco International Airport. #BREAKING: US Coast Guard chopper makes a hard landing...

Paul Feig reveals the new 'Ghostbusters' uniform

Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" investigators have a brand-new look. It seems the new ghost-hunting team of four will wear jumpsuits much like those worn by the original cast in the "Ghostbusters" films, including the iconic logo. Feig shared the new "Ghostbusters" uniforms on Twitter on Monday with...

How did Greece get into its debt crisis and what happens next?

With the collapse of negotiations between Greece and international lenders, the Mediterranean country is in danger of a default that could plunge the 19-nation euro currency bloc and global markets into crisis.

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