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# Corrib Pipeline
Final stage of Corrib pipeline approved
An Bord Pleanála has approved an application for the final section of the Corrib pipeline.
# Australia
Australian town split in two by flood waters
Horsham has fish swimming in the streets as it is submerged by high water spreading to the state of Victoria.
# Boil Notice
Boil notices lifted on two Limerick areas
# Motoring
30% of imported cars clocked, written off or repossessed
Vehicle registration website Cartell.ie says one in four imported cars have had their odometers adjusted.
# Nuclear Power
Charlotte Roche offers German president sex for nuclear veto
The ‘Wetlands’ author said that she will sleep with Christian Wulff if he does not sign legislation that would extend the life span of Germany’s nuclear reactors.
# Floods
Ships get in hot water during storm
One vessel runs aground off Louth in high winds and is still stuck waiting for a tug to tow it off.
# Rainforest
A decade of discovery:1,200 new species found in Amazon rainforest
In Pictures: An amazing array of new species that have been uncovered in the Amazon rainforest.
# Environment
The end of Apocalypse Cow?
Ireland records first drop in greenhouse gases in 20 years as new study says: It’s not all the fault of cows breaking wind.
# Baltic Sea
Baltic ferry blaze provokes fuel leak fears
Danish and German experts battle to prevent sinking of Lithuanian-flagged ferry after evacuation yesterday.
# Floods
Here comes the sun... unless you're in Cork
Cork City Council has issued a flood warning for low-lying areas of Cork City while it is expected to be “warm and humid” in the rest of the country.
# Croker
Croke Park first stadium to be awarded certificate for sustainability
Off-pitch improvements in energy sourcing mean Croke Parks becomes first stadium in the world to achieve certification for sustainable event management.
# Vietnam
Trains come to end of the line in Vietnam floods
1,400 rail passengers stranded as railway swept away by rain and flooding claims at least 26 lives
# Igor
Hurricane Igor races towards Bermuda
British overseas dependency is prepared for “worst storm we have ever seen”.
# Global Warming
2010 likely to be the warmest year on record
Arctic ice sheet recedes to third lowest level.
# Tidy Towns
Scrub up for a trip to Ireland's least tidy towns
New entrants from Limerick and Monaghan score lowest in the Tidy Towns – but popular tourist spot Bunratty is only just better.
# Poolbeg Incinerator
Poolbeg incinerator contract extended
DCC announces review of contract.
# Galway
Water supply disrupted in parts of Galway
# Poolbeg
€200m bill for Dublin City Council if it pulls the Poolbeg plug
The city council tells John Gormley that whoever triggers the contract’s break clause will be hit heavily.
# BP Oil Spill
BP seals the ruptured oil well for good
# Breaking News
Another oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico
Coastguard says 13 employees were blown into the water, and the rig is now leaking oil.
# Hurricane Earl
Obama declares emergency as Earl continues on its path
Hurricane watch extended to Canadian coastline.
# Pakistan
Pakistan facing second wave of death as flood crises worsens
Health threats continue to plague Pakistan as the prime minister warns of “massive job losses”.
# Oil Rig Raid
Greenpeace occupy Arctic oil rig
Protesters say they have succeeded in stopping operations at the Baffin Bay oil rig off the coast of Greenland.
# Hurricanes
Hurricanes meet over the Atlantic
Two hurricanes meet off the US east coast.
# Indonesia
Indonesia volcano erupts again (PHOTOS)
Thousands more flee as volcano erupts for second time after 400-year break.
# Hurricane Katrina
Obama laments “man-made catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina
President tells New Orleans that the legacy of Katrina must be one “of action” but stops short of admonishing BP.
# Indonesia Volcano
Thousands flee volcanic eruption in Indonesia
A volcano on the island of Sumatra erupted last night.
# Pakistan
Fresh flood crisis hits Pakistan
Tens of thousands have fled the southern Pakistani city of Thatta, as powerful floodwaters break through the city’s barriers.