Lake Mead reached its lowest level ever because of extreme drought across the western United States … German environmental groups objected to a state permit to let Tesla build a gigafactory near Berlin … And Indonesian conservationists released an orangutan into the wild after it was spotted eating a villager’s coconut plants in Borneo. Orangutan habitats are diminishing because of human encroachment?
Temperatures soar again in U.S. Southwest heatwave, misery spreads eastEnergy · June 17, 2021 · 8:59 PM UTC
A baking heatwave that has gripped the U.S. Southwest for three days spread eastward to Iowa and Missouri on Thursday, while punishing the hardest-hit areas with record high temperatures that have strained power systems.
WorldVatican to host 'Faith and Science' talks to raise stakes ahead of U.N. climate summit
EnergyU.N. adopts new measures to cut ship emissions, critics call for more
EnergyAnalysis: Biden may hinder oil and gas drilling even after court loss
United StatesDrought spreads in key U.S. crop states
EnergyUN adopts ban on heavy fuel oil use by ships in Arctic
EnvironmentNHC: Potential tropical cyclone Three to hit Gulf coast on Friday
Asia PacificU.S. ends Cambodia aid programme over deforestation, arrests
The United States is ending a Cambodian aid programme aimed at protecting one its biggest wildlife sanctuaries, citing worsening deforestation and harassment of those who speak out about destruction of natural resources.
EnergyOil firms evacuating Gulf of Mexico facilities ahead of brewing storm
Chevron Corp (CVX.N) and Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Thursday they were withdrawing staff and implementing storm precautions at their U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities ahead of a brewing tropical storm.
WorldSpain detains tanker for dumping oil off Canary Islands
Spain has detained a tanker ship for illegally dumping fuel in waters off the Canary Islands and creating a 55-square km (21 square miles) oil spill, the Transport Ministry said.
AmericasNHC says 90% chance of cyclone over the Southwestern Gulf Of Mexico
A low pressure system located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico might become a tropical or subtropical depression over the west-central Gulf of Mexico by tonight or early Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.
Asia PacificAboriginal groups reject bill to protect cultural heritage in Western Australia mining state
Indigenous Australians say a bill to protect cultural heritage in the mining state of Western Australia is flawed and should not be presented to parliament, as the state reviews laws that allowed Rio Tinto to destroy a 46,000-year-old rock shelter.