‘It is beautiful’: volunteer army fans out to help communities inundated by Harvey

People bringing boats, brawn and life vests horde the suburb of Woodlands north of Houston to help because it feels good John Brown brought his angling barge, a battered 16 ft skiff, and piloted it around submerged streets and avenues, attempting strangers to rescue. Dale Montalban brought his wetsuit and waded into the churning murk, […]

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US public lands: Trump official recommends shrinking national monuments

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke says his recommendations include boundary adjustments for some locations among 27 national monuments Conservation precautions on a “handful” of national monuments across the US could be rolled back following the delivery on Thursday of the White House’s long-awaited review of such public lands, interior secretary Ryan Zinke told. Speaking to the […]

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Taking back control: how a remote island in Alaska tackled domestic abuse

Generations of sustained traumas haunt the Aleut Community of St Paul Island, but shelters, social workers and programs aim to help When Stacy Bourdukofsky’s abusive ex-husband touched down on the small island where they live to stand trial for strangling his girlfriend and whacking a human in the head with a bat, she was waiting […]

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The task no one wants: why won’t young people work in logging?

Construction is booming and yet loggers are facing a labor shortfall. Can new technology attract young people to a life in the wood? On a steep slope simply inland from Waldport, Oregon, a young forestry employee named Jared Foster is at the controls of a large machine called a forwarder. The machine, make use of […]

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Rescued sailors make it ashore after five-month ordeal

US women disclose they had to abandon towing endeavor by Taiwanese boat after it caused more damage to their stricken boat Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific for months set foot on solid ground Monday at a US Naval base in southern Japan. The USS Ashland rescued […]

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Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Obama utilizes statute that allows chairwomen to block sale of new offshore drilling and mining their entitlements and makes it difficult for their successors to reverse decision Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned water in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, a last-ditch effort to lock in environmental protections […]

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Pushing for prohibit on domestic tusk trade spurs feud at international summit

As coalition of countries, including US, push for resolution to end practise, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting A resolution to end the domestic trading in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed […]

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Silicon Valley billionaire demands $30 m to restore access to former public beach

Demand by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla over Martins Beach is latest conflict over wealthy California landowners blocking the public from nation beaches A Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose net worth is greater than$ 1bn is asking the nation of California to pay him $30 m to restore public access to a beloved beach triggering fresh […]

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Five bicyclists killed and four injured by pickup truck in western Michigan

Police say they received calls that the 50 -year-old driver of the truck was piloting it erratically minutes before he made the working group on cyclists outside Kalamazoo Police fielded objections that a pickup truck was being driven erratically just minutes before the vehicle slammed into a group of bicyclists in western Michigan, killing five, […]

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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein

The long read: Corey Pein took his half-baked startup notion to Americas hottest billionaire factory and determined a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men T he most desirable career of the 21 st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being a billionaire. Prior to […]

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