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Climate-change protesters say they will target London's Heathrow Airport
The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast
When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of rock containing massive teeth and knew she had come across something important.

Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service
Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change.

Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

Preaching to the converted: Swedish teen climate activist gets pope's blessing
Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg brought her campaign to the Vatican on Wednesday and met Pope Francis, who sees eye-to-eye with her on the dangers of climate change.

Green economy good news for copper producers: Antofagasta chairman
The global fight against climate change will boost demand for copper, a key metal used in the production of electric vehicles, Antofagasta chairman Jean-Paul Luksic said on Wednesday.

Endangered New Zealand Kakapo population boosted by record number of chicks
A record number of endangered flightless Kakapo birds have hatched during New Zealand's unusually long 2019 breeding season, dramatically boosting the numbers of the rare native parrot.

Thunderstorm across Indian states kills at least 60: radio
At least 60 people were killed in lightning strikes and by collapsing houses during a thunderstorm across northern and western India, state radio reported on Thursday quoting provincial officials.

South Carolina aims to bar offshore drilling with budget proposal
South Carolina's Republican-majority Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would require the state to block new infrastructure to transport or process offshore oil and gas as state lawmakers fear the Interior Department will open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling.

New leader of Canada's Alberta province chips away at Trudeau's green plan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's already shaky bid to persuade Canadians to fight climate change will get even tougher after the election on Tuesday of conservative Jason Kenney as premier of the energy-rich province of Alberta.

 

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