Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:22:39 -0400KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed toward Jamaica and Cuba, but with winds reaching 155 miles per hour (250 kph) forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes as islanders braced for its arrival.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:07:34 -0400ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An earthquake magnitude 5.4 struck northern Pakistan's Kaghan Valley on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, and local officials said there had been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:41:24 -0400MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Colima volcano erupted on Friday, spewing a large plume of ash and thick black smoke into the sky and provoking the evacuation of two nearby villages.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:57:04 -0400(Reuters) - Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii but now facing extinction on Friday became the first bees to be added to the federal list of endangered and threatened species, according to U.S. wildlife managers.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:10:48 -0400BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states agreed on Friday on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, pushing the landmark global pact to the brink of entering into force.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:13:40 -0400OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will research ways to capture carbon dioxide from industrial plants including a trash incinerator in Oslo as part of plans to slow global warming, the government said on Friday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:20:53 -0400SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake in the South pacific measuring 5.7 magnitude struck 268 kilometers (166.53 miles) south of the island of Nuku'alofa in the Polynesian state of Tonga, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Saturday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:13:31 -0400MEXICO CITY/TORONTO (Reuters) - Protesters blocking access to Goldcorp Inc's Penasquito gold mine in northern Mexico said on Friday they will not leave until there is an agreement with the company on its demands for jobs and compensation for water use and environmental damage.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:04:09 -0400STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland raised its aviation alert by a notch on Friday after several earthquakes hit one of the country's biggest volcanoes, the strongest tremors since a string of quakes last month raised concerns over a possible eruption.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:51:42 -0400NAIROBI (Reuters) - The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa's embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.