Wet winter eases California drought, giving way to spring flood risks
The mixed blessing of California's exceptionally wet winter is likely to play out this spring with somewhat heightened flood risks in a state left largely drought free for the first time in three years, U.S. government forecasters reported on Thursday.
- WorldBNSF train derails in Washington state, spills diesel fuel
A BNSF Railway train derailed in Washington state on Thursday along the Padilla Bay waterfront, spilling fuel to a berm on the land side of the tracks, the state Ecology Department said.
- Grid & InfrastructureThailand rushes to avert spill after accident on oil storage ship
Authorities in Thailand on Thursday were working to avert a leak from a storage vessel carrying 400,000 barrels of crude oil.
- WorldMagnitude 5 quake strikes Iraqi-Iranian borderline -Iraqi state news agency
A magnitude 5 earthquake struck the Iraqi-Iranian borderline, the Iraqi state news agency INA reported on Thursday.