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Report: East Africa Pipeline ‘Breaches Banking Principles’

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), …

Death Toll in Iran Building Collapse Rises to 37

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll in a catastrophic collapse of a tower in southwestern Iran rose to 37 on Wednesday, officials said, as emergency workers pulled another body from the rubble over a week after the …

Experts: Iran Disrupts Internet; Tower Collapse Deaths at 34

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran disrupted internet access to the outside world as angry demonstrators rallied over the collapse of a tower in Iran that has killed at least 34 people, experts said Tuesday as outrage and grief …

Iran Building Collapse Kills 14 as Mayor and Others Detained

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city’s mayor in …

Iran Building Collapse Kills 11 as Mayor and Others Detained

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 11 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city’s mayor in …

Future Seawalls: Higher, Stronger and Better for Marine Life

MIAMI (AP) — Seawalls, despite more natural innovations like “living” shorelines, aren’t going anywhere in Florida — except up. With thousands of miles of coastline facing two feet of sea level rise by 2060, some cities and counties, including Miami-Dade, …

Jury Awards $100 Million-Plus to Victims of Seattle Crane Collapse

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury awarded more than $100 million Monday to some of the victims of a tower crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle in 2019. Workers were disassembling the 300-foot crane in strong wind gusts when …

Colorado Wildfire Victims Hit ‘Green’ Building Code Hurdle

DENVER (AP) _ Some homeowners recovering from Colorado’s most destructive wildfire in history, which decimated entire neighborhoods near Denver late last year, say they could end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more to rebuild because of environmentally sustainable …

Rescuers Resume Search at Collapsed Building Site in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)–South Korean rescuers on Wednesday resumed their search for six missing construction workers believed to be trapped at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangju. About 10 vehicles were destroyed and dozens of nearby …

Pandemic Adds Time, Cost to Rebuild After Colorado Wildfire

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (AP)–Rex and Barba Hickman’s home of 23 years near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the Dec. 30 blaze, which ripped through …