Hundreds of people are missing and several are feared dead after a hydropower dam under construction in southern Laos collapsed, causing flash flooding which swept away homes, state media reported on Tuesday.
Hundreds missing, several feared dead, after Laos dam collapse
Japan heat wave deaths climb to 80
The summer of temperature extremes just keeps going, with record heat waves this month on all four continents that occupy the non-tropical Northern Hemisphere where it is now summer.
Record-breaking summer marches on to the beat of climate change
The European Commission may soon give member states 6,000 euros ($7,000) for every migrant disembarking from the Mediterranean, in an effort to avoid the diplomatic deadlock that in recent months has seen hundreds of refugees stranded at sea for days on end.
EU could give member states $7,000 for every rescued migrant
More than 200 environmental activists were murdered last year as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on Tuesday.
Record 207 environmental activists killed last year
The administration of President Donald Trump said in a court filing Monday that 463 parents of migrant children are no longer present in the United States, indicating that the number of mothers and fathers potentially deported without their children during the “zero tolerance” border crackdown could be far larger than previously acknowledged.
US immigration: 463 migrant parents deported without children
Millions of ‘just about managing’ families in the UK are no better off today than those in 2003, new research from the Resolution Foundation — an independent British think tank — indicated.
Millions of British families 'worse off' than 15 years ago
The US isn’t ready for the public health problems climate change will bring, experts warned Congress last week.
US unprepared for health challenges of climate change
British MPs have criticized the ‘worrying’ lack of detail in the government’s long-term plans for the environment and called for legally binding targets to ensure ministers make good on their promises.
Environment must be protected in UK to avoid crisis after Brexit
The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could last for months or years and threaten new communities on the Big Island, according to a report by US government geologists.
Hawaii eruption could last years, destroy new areas
The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heat wave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and sent thousands to hospital showed no sign of significant easing.
Japanese deadly heat wave pushes temperature to record

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