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China shuts schools and recalls fishing boats as typhoon hits

SHANGHAI China shut schools and canceled dozens of flights as Typhoon Megi made landfall in the southern province of Fujian on Wednesday with winds of close to 120 km per hour (75 mph), the official Xinhua news agency said.

Iowa city flood prevention system holds back Cedar River

A sprawling network of flood barricades erected in Iowa's second-largest city of Cedar Rapids largely succeeded in holding back water from the rain-swollen Cedar River, city officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Environment, 27 Sep 2016

Taiwan's third typhoon of the month kills at least four, injures hundreds

TAIPEI The third typhoon to hit Taiwan this month killed at least four people and injured hundreds on Tuesday, knocking down trees and cutting power to millions. | Video

Environment, 27 Sep 2016

Protecting mangroves, Kenya's fishermen net cash – and more fish

GAZI BAY, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For fishing communities on Kenya's southern coast, felling mangrove trees to make boats has long been a part of life.

Environment, 27 Sep 2016

Factbox: Philippines recommends suspending 20 more mines after audit

MANILA Thirty mines in the Philippines, including 18 nickel producers, have either been suspended or recommended for suspension for environmental violations in an unprecedented crackdown that has shaken the industry and the global nickel market.

Environment, 27 Sep 2016

New Jersey's Atlantic City water utility to buy old airstrip for $100 million

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, stands to gain $100 million by selling a defunct municipal airstrip to the city's quasi-independent public water utility, Mayor Don Guardian and other officials said on Monday.

Environment, 26 Sep 2016

India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan: source

NEW DELHI India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbor a week after an attack on an Indian army base.

Environment, 26 Sep 2016

Three Mississippi River locks may close due to flood: Army Corps

Flooding on the Mississippi River is likely to close three locks on the grain shipping waterway from southern Iowa to northern Missouri later this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday.

Environment, 26 Sep 2016

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, braces for flooding as river expected to crest

Emergency crews have erected nearly 10 miles (16 km) of temporary flood barricades and laid a quarter-million sandbags in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as residents braced on Monday for what could be the second-largest flood in the city's history, officials said. | Video

Environment, 26 Sep 2016

Yellowstone River reopens after deadly parasite killed thousands of fish

CODY, Wyo. Montana reopened a stretch of the Yellowstone River to fishing and other recreational activities on Friday after a month-long closure prompted by the spread of a deadly aquatic parasite that killed thousands of whitefish and sapped the local economy.

Environment, 23 Sep 2016

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.