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Anger mounts at Vale in Brazil town at risk for new dam burst

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BARAO DE COCAIS, Brazil It was bad enough for Paulo de Morais when he was expelled in early February from the house where he lived for 22 years, in the shadow of a mining dam at risk of collapse.

Chile's Southern Patagonia Ice Field ruptured by climate change: scientists

Chile's 12,000 square kilometer (4,633 square mile) Southern Patagonia Ice Field split in two and is likely to continue to fracture amid climate change, according to a team of Chilean scientists who were in the region in March.

Environment, 11:50am BST

A pollution crackdown compounds slowdown woes in China's heartland

ANYANG/SANGPO, China For years, China's industrial heartland has been cloaked in smog, its waterways choked with pollution pumped from enormous clusters of factories churning out the mountains of cement and steel needed to build the Chinese economy. | Video

Environment, 10:03am BST

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday. | Video

Environment, 8:01am BST

Heavy rains limit operations at Oklahoma refinery, oil pipeline

Heavy rains and storms slamming the central United States forced the closure of a HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Oklahoma and a portion of Tallgrass Energy LP's crude oil pipeline on Thursday.

Environment, 8:01am BST

Mississippi River closed at St. Louis due to flooding: U.S. Coast Guard

CHICAGO The U.S. Coast Guard said it has closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic on Thursday for the second time this month due to high water and strong currents on the major shipping waterway.

Environment, 23 May 2019

HollyFrontier halts operations at Tulsa, Oklahoma refinery as rain hits region

HollyFrontier on Thursday said it is temporarily shutting operations at its 155,300-barrel-per-day Tulsa, Oklahoma, refinery as a precaution due to high water, the latest headache due to bad weather in the region.

Environment, 23 May 2019

Montenegro moves to halt small hydro power plants

SARAJEVO Bowing to pressure from environmental groups, Montenegro's government has decided to stop issuing permits for the construction of small hydro power plants and reconsider those awarded so far, economy minister said on Thursday.

Environment, 23 May 2019

Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods

Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday. | Video

Environment, 22 May 2019

Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms

Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged U.S. southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tornadoes killed at least three people and triggered widespread flooding.

Environment, 22 May 2019

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.