Environment

MANILA (Reuters) – An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday, prompting the country’s disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it was closely monitoring the Mayon volcano in Albay province, which last erupted in 2014.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida. Zinke surprised lawmakers, governors, and industry groups on Tuesday night by announcing that Florida would be
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) – Southern California rescue workers using dogs and scanners searched for eight people feared lost in the wreckage of this week’s deadly mudslides, which struck along the state’s picturesque coastal communities, according to officials. Seventeen people were confirmed dead after a wall of mud roared down hillsides two days earlier in
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Energy group Ineos has applied to launch a legal challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as “fracking”, arguing the ban was imposed unlawfully. Scotland decided to outlaw fracking in October after a public consultation found overwhelming opposition to the practice. However, Ineos
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