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  • China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog
    published on October 18th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.
  • U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants
    published on October 18th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.
  • Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims.
  • Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    CIKAWAO, Indonesia (Reuters) - A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.
  • Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises.
  • Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. municipal disaster plans seen more vital for ratings: report
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state and city governments' planning for natural disasters will become more critical to their credit quality as costs to deal with extreme weather events increase, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday.
  • Portugal's government faces no-confidence vote over forest fires
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese opposition party launched a motion of no-confidence in the Socialist government on Tuesday over its failure to prevent the loss of human lives in this week's lethal wildfires, the second such disaster in four months.
  • Fiji urges "absolute dedication" to toughest climate target
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside over U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track despite a U.S. pullout.
  • Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way
    published on October 17th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    HANOI (Reuters) - Floods in Vietnam last week killed 83 people and 20 were missing, officials said on Tuesday, with thousands of homes submerged or destroyed and several towns cut off.

 
 

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