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By Nsikan Akpan
Late Saturday, Kilauea’s lava began oozing into the Pacific Ocean, creating a plume of acid and glass shards. As bad as it sounds, this poisonous haze may not be the most hazardous part.
While arsenic is an ancient health threat, this analysis offers one of the first nationwide appraisals for the groundwater contaminant and spotlights regulatory gaps in the nation’s water infrastructure.
The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change.
By Matthew Daly, Josh Lederman, Associated Press
On Saturday, a portion of the thrust fault underneath central Nepal ruptured, causing an earthquake that killed at least 5,200 people, injured more than 10,000 and destroyed centuries-old temples, towers and buildings.
By PBS NewsHour
Italy's rescue mission continued Tuesday in villages hit by Monday's earthquake as strong aftershocks rippled through the quake zone, hampering the urgent search efforts.
A powerful earthquake shook central Italy as residents slept early Monday morning, tumbling entire blocks of buildings and leaving dozens of people dead.
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