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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest


At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions. | Video

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000: president

MAPUTO The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. | Video

Environment, 1:00am GMT

Brazil court suspends operations at two more Vale dams

RIO DE JANEIRO A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, to suspend operations at two more dams, demanding that it prove the structures are stable.

Environment, 18 Mar 2019

Poppy apocalypse: Crowds descend on California city to see 'superbloom'

Spring has arrived in Southern California and with it a crisis has blossomed in the small city of Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to see a "superbloom" of poppies in a desert canyon.

Environment, 18 Mar 2019

Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power as floodwaters recede

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) said its Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska continued to operate safely at full power on Monday as the Missouri River floodwater around the plant receded following a late winter storm last week.

Environment, 18 Mar 2019

Wastewater - private equity’s new black gold in U.S. shale

BIG SPRING, Texas Mike Christensen strides among rows of gleaming steel tanks, pointing to pipelines that arrive from miles around to this corner of former farmland near Midland, Texas, the heart of the largest oil patch in the United States.

Deals, Environment, 18 Mar 2019

China's regions seek support as environmental compliance costs hit

SHANGHAI China's cash-strapped regions are lobbying Beijing to loosen its purse strings to help fight pollution, saying they don't have the funds to meet state policies aimed at fixing the damage done by decades of unrestricted development.

Environment, 18 Mar 2019

More flooding expected for devastated U.S. plains states

There was no let up in sight for devastating floods across the U.S. Central Plains states that have already killed two people, torn apart homes and businesses and cut off small towns, forecasters said on Sunday. | Video

Environment, 17 Mar 2019

Zimbabwe death toll rises to 64 after Cyclone Idai pounds country

HARARE Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a government minister said on Sunday.

Environment, 17 Mar 2019

Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm

Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. | Video

Environment, 17 Mar 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.