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Cameroon soccer star Milla tackles plastic flooding menace


YAOUNDE, Cameroon Roger Milla, who shot to worldwide fame for his World Cup goal celebrations, is now tackling flooding with a scheme to turn plastic blocking Cameroon's drains into building blocks.

Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.

More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.

Environment, 2:10pm BST

Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

VATICAN CITY Vatican authorities began on Monday to turn off some 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter's Square, due to a prolonged drought affecting the tiny city state and the city of Rome which surrounds it. | Video

Environment, 9:18am BST

Exclusive: Berry borer beetle damages Brazil's coffee crop

NEW YORK/SAO PAULO Coffee growers in parts of Brazil are grappling with the worst beetle infestation in recent memory as a ban on a pesticide used for 40 years has helped the destructive insect flourish, threatening bean quality and yields.

Environment, 24 Jul 2017

ETP's $4 billion Rover line hits another snag, this time in West Virginia

Energy Transfer Partners LP's Rover pipeline, the biggest natural gas pipeline under construction in the United States, received more bad news after West Virginia told the company to stop some work, citing environmental violations, regulators said on Monday.

Environment, 24 Jul 2017

Montana blaze rages as California crews gain ground on wildfire

The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze near Yosemite National Park on Monday, authorities said.

Environment, 24 Jul 2017

Storms in Argentina to slow last weeks of wheat sowing: crop experts

BUENOS AIRES Storms in Argentina over the coming two weeks will slow the final stages of 2017/18 wheat planting, crop weather experts said on Monday, adding that flooded areas will likely be sown with soy once the moisture evaporates later this year.

Environment, 24 Jul 2017

Shallow water on Rhine and Danube hinders shipping in Germany

HAMBURG Water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany remain low and cargo vessels cannot sail fully loaded, traders said on Monday.

Environment, 24 Jul 2017

Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands

YANGON Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said on Monday.

Environment, 24 Jul 2017

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

TOKYO Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

Environment, Japan 23 Jul 2017

China’s cities see clean air, water as magnet for investment

Despite severe air pollution, local and provincial officials in the Chinese city of Nanchang are trying to clean it up and make it more attractive for foreign investment, making the city an important test case for efforts to ease the environmental damage from unchecked economic growth.