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Flash floods continue in France and Germany

Floods in Germany and FranceFlash floods and overflowing rivers continue to bring misery to parts of Germany and France. The weather pattern that has been sitting over central Europe for a week has spawned daily storms. Slow-moving and large thunderclouds have brought hail, violent wind gusts and torrential rain to both plain and mountain.

The most recent areas to be hit were southern Germany and central France.

The German town of Simbach am Inn, in Bavaria and on the Austrian border, suffered badly as water came rushing through the streets. The torrent carried mud, trees, cars and any other debris picked up en route.

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Bleaching kills off 'third of Great Barrier Reef coral'

Third of coral reefs disappearMass bleaching has destroyed as much as one third of the coral on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef in Australia, according to a research.

Australian researchers found that around 35 percent of the coral in the northern and central sections of the reef is dead or dying, Terry Hughes, a professor with James Cook University, in Queensland, said on Monday.

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Oil sands industry a major source of air pollution, study finds

oil sands polluteTar sands oil, sometimes called the dirtiest oil in the world, is mostly thought of as a threat to water sources, though new research suggests oil sands operations are a large source of air pollution.

A team of Yale scientists -- with help from researchers in Canada -- determined that oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada, are one of the largest producers of human-caused secondary organic aerosols in North America.

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Chemical Reform Law Falls Short in Protecting Public Health, Environment

Chemical reform act insufficientPassage of the first legislation to regulate toxic industrial chemicals in 40 years ought to be cause for celebration, and it is—for the companies that make those toxic chemicals.

As for the rest of us, we should be mad as hell.

Despite the best efforts of many lawmakers to redeem legislation that originated in the c-suites of the chemical industry, on balance the law Congress will send to the president’s desk continues to place chemical company interests above the public interest.

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Baseline sought for British fracking efforts

Fracking in UKA British geological organization said it was working to set an environmental baseline to serve as a basis for weighing the impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

The British Geological Survey said its work with its university counterparts would set a baseline for water and air quality, as well as seismic activity, associated with a shale gas reserve in North Yorkshire. Third Energy U.K. Gas Ltd. submitted an application last year to use hydraulic fracturing, known also as fracking, at one well site.

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Pipeline company blamed directly for Refugio Beach, Calif., oil spill

California oil spillPreventable errors on the part of Plains All American Pipeline led to last year's oil spill at a beach in California, the U.S. transportation secretary said.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the Transportation Department, completed its investigation into the May 19, 2015, oil spill in Santa Barbara County from Line 901, operated by Plains. The rupture released around 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean and on Refugio State Beach.

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Big Oil Could Have Cut CO2 Emissions In 1970s — But Did Nothing

Bid oil could have cut emissions in '70sResearch into this innovative technology, the company said at the time, “has been greatly accelerated.”

But, as Carroll Muffett, president of the Center for International Environmental Law, likes to say, “Did you start driving a Prius in 1968?”

Muffett’s point, which he supports with dozens more documents his group released Thursday, is that American oil companies were well aware of the risks their industry posed to the environment by the 1960s. And they could have taken actions to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

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