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(Reuters) - Firefighters scrambled to protect thousands of homes from a wildfire racing through brush-covered mountains north of Los Angeles on Friday that caused hundreds of evacuations and burned a handful of structures.
SEDDINER SEE, Germany (Reuters) - After years of summer heatwaves and minimal rainfall, eastern Germany's lakelands are drying out, local scientists say, to the detriment of fish and plant life as well as fishermen.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes as it raged largely unchecked through densely forested mountains north of Los Angeles that last burned some 50 to 100 years ago, fire officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to prevent these insects from devouring crops vital to human sustenance as they have for millennia.
CANBERRA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Australia's national science agency has launched a series of large-scale major scientific research initiatives to help the nation recover from the coronavirus crisis.
AUBENCHEUL-AU-BAC, France (Reuters) - On a farm in France, firefighters beat down the flames that had turned a field of wheat black, but they were too late to save the combine harvester. Caught in the blaze, it belched out flames and thick smoke while the farmer looked on helpless.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission on Friday urged China and Southeast Asian countries to share more data on hydropower dam operations, as water flow in the Mekong hit record low levels for a second consecutive year.
THE filming of thriller Polar Rescue featuring martial arts star Donnie Yen, which was earlier postponed in China due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been pushed back again due to a drought in northeast China, Oriental Daily reported.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At a government building in a former United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Khadar Sheikh Mohamed stares at a bank of giant screens displaying weather conditions across the country.