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Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.

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Grain fungus spurs rejection of some North Dakota wheat: merchants

CHICAGO Elevated levels of the grain fungus ergot are showing up in spring wheat being harvested in south-central North Dakota, prompting grain elevators to impose discounts and even turn some truckloads away, grain merchants said on Tuesday.

14 Aug 2018

More ships adding scrubbers to their smokestacks to support fuel oil usage in 2020: JBC

SINGAPORE An increase in the number of ships adding cleaning systems to their smokestacks will mean vessels will continue to burn a sizable amount of fuel oil once new sulfur regulations for the fuel go into effect, Vienna-based consultancy JBC Energy said on Tuesday.

14 Aug 2018

New Caledonia restricts tourism, bans fishing at Pacific reefs

SYDNEY The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Tuesday imposed restrictions on tourists and fishing boats accessing its coral reefs in an effort to protect the underwater ecosystem and create a sanctuary for hump-back whales and other marine life.

Water 14 Aug 2018

Illegal fishing, harm to Amazon forest linked to tax havens: study

OSLO Scientists called on Monday for greater transparency over the use of tax havens by companies involved in activities that have harmed the world's oceans and the Amazon rainforest.

13 Aug 2018