Environment And Nature

Harvey crawling toward Texas; could become a hurricane

Aug 24, 2017

Former Tropical Storm Harvey crawling toward the Texas Gulf Coast, could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall later this week

Puerto Rican pleads guilty in $1M coral trafficking case

Aug 23, 2017

The owner of a saltwater aquarium business in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking up to $1 million worth of protected coral and other reef species

EPA taps Alabama business lobbyist to lead Southeast region

Aug 23, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named a business lobbyist and ex-environmental regulator as regional administrator for the office that oversees eight Southeastern states

Tribal coalition joins blitz to save national monument areas

Aug 23, 2017

A tribal coalition has joined the blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas, sending letters to President Donald Trump saying that "making America great again" includes honoring tribal history

Great Smoky Mountains observation tower closes for repairs

Aug 23, 2017

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed an observation tower at the park's highest point for extensive renovations and repairs

Former Dutch government minister to lead tainted egg probe

Aug 23, 2017

The Dutch government has appointed a former justice minister to lead an investigation into the illegal use of a pesticide to treat laying hens for lice infestations

Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status

Aug 23, 2017

A judge has ruled that grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction

Study: 50M at risk of arsenic poisoning in Pakistan

Aug 23, 2017

A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns

Aug 23, 2017

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns; conservationists watch with alarm

German shipping company accused of faking pollution records

Aug 23, 2017

A Germany-based shipping company is charged in Maine with failing to keep accurate pollution control records and falsifying others aboard a cargo ship

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH