Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

ANCHORAGE - One of Alaska's most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are threatened by natural...
Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines said Wednesday.A Human Rights Watch report said the children work in unstable 80-feet deep pits or underwater along coastal shores or rivers, processing gold with mercury, a toxic metal that can cause irreversible health damage. Those who dive...
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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...regime's war effort at large, rather than securing the regime's coastal heartland of Latakia and Tartous," she said.Khaled Khoja...ferry troops, weapons and supplies to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia. IHS Jane's, a leading defense research...
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Chile confronts major quake with ease

...shake.While the quake led more than 1 million to evacuate coastal areas and no doubt caused much anxiety, seismologists said...shore took to their cars to race to higher ground. Several coastal towns were flooded from small tsunami waves.The fortified...
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Tsunami advisories ended for Hawaii, California after quake

...canceling the advisory."Small sea level changes and strong or unusual currents may persist for several additional hours in some coastal areas and appropriate caution should exercised by boaters and swimmers," the center said.Tsunami effects also were felt...
Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

...leave their shoreline hangouts.What is being done to protect walrus in late summer?The Fish and Wildlife Service works with coastal villages to minimize contact with walrus that could cause a stampede. When a herd forms, small airplanes must maintain altitude...
Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling

...temperatures for north of the Mason-Dixon line, the West Coast and Alaska. It calls for cooler than normal temperatures from New Mexico to South Carolina. Wetter weather is forecast for the winter for nearly all the U.S. coastal regions.
My Turn: file unfair trade complaint against BC mines

Alaskans concerned about the impact of the massive metals mines being developed in the headwaters of British Columbia coastal rivers should request that their state legislators consider filing an unfair trade complaint against the Province of British...
Drilling sickens people, ruins crops in Thailand

...fracking in northeastern Thailand.However, Coastal Energy Company, a Cayman Islands-based...successful drilling involved fracking. Coastal Energy is now a subsidiary of Compania...offshore fracking operations in Thailand. Coastal Energy Company began using offshore hydraulic...
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My Turn: Untapped potential in the Arctic

...responsibly work with its first peoples and coastal communities to both sustainably develop and...development, increase the number of lease sales in coastal Alaska and ensure Alaska and other coastal states get a fair share of revenues. Congress...


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