‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone

‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone

Torrents of water rushed through the streets of the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown on Monday, causing mudslides that killed hundreds and trapped hundreds more in their homes and vehicles, officials said. As many as 200 people were killed after heavy rains overnight deluged the city’s poor drainage system and created one of the most devastating floods Freetown has experienced.

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Elephant tramples and kills hunter trying to shoot it

Elephant tramples and kills hunter trying to shoot it

An Argentinian man has been killed in Namibia after he was trampled by an elephant, local media report. The Namibia Press Agency said the hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld.

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The climate and air-quality benefits of wind and solar power in the United States

The climate and air-quality benefits of wind and solar power in the United States

Wind and solar energy reduce combustion-based electricity generation and provide air-quality and greenhouse gas emission benefits. These benefits vary dramatically by region and over time. From 2007 to 2015, solar and wind power deployment increased rapidly while regulatory changes and fossil fuel price changes led to steep cuts in overall power-sector emissions.

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Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back tough fuel standards for America's car and light truck fleet. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have opened the public comment period on the rewriting of standards for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025.

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Why everyone should go vegan immediately

Why everyone should go vegan immediately

It was announced this week that all slaughterhouses in England will have to install CCTV cameras, in a Government move to try to improve animal welfare on UK farms. As a lover of animals, you’d think I would be thrilled at this news. Instead I can’t help but continue to wonder why on earth we are killing animals in the first place. It shouldn’t be a question of whether or not it’s caught on camera.

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Rhino Poaching is Decreasing in South Africa

Rhino Poaching is Decreasing in South Africa

Good news out of South Africa (home to a very large rhinoceros population) – poaching numbers seem to be decreasing and poaching related arrests are increasing. 2016 saw 1,054 rhinos poached for the horns, a drop from the 1,174 rhinos taken in South Africa in 2015. At the same time, there were approximately 680 arrests that came as a direct result of park ranger intervention, up from about 315 such arrests in 2015.

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