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  • U.S. oil, gas system methane leaks larger than EPA estimates: study
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas drilling and related operations give off much more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the federal government estimates, wasting about $2 billion of fuel a year, scientists said on Thursday.
  • Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea level rise
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    OSLO, June 21 (Reuters) - Antarctica's bedrock is rising surprisingly fast as a vast mass of ice melts into the oceans, a trend that might slow an ascent in sea levels caused by global warming, scientists said on Thursday.
  • More than 20 nations seek lead in setting tougher climate goals
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    OSLO (Reuters) - More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they planned to "lead from the front" in setting new, tougher goals by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement.
  • As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
  • Outrage after escaped lion shot dead in Belgium
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A lion escaped its enclosure at a Belgian zoo on Thursday and was shot dead by police after attempts to sedate the animal failed, the zoo said, drawing sharp criticism from animal rights groups and politicians.
  • U.S. EPA likely to delay Friday's biofuel announcement after refiner push back: sources
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will likely delay an expected Friday announcement on 2019 renewable fuel volumes as it re-examines plans to force larger refineries to make up for gallons exempted at smaller plants, according to two source familiar with the process.
  • First new all-electric mine dumps diesel; cuts costs, pollution
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    CHAPLEAU, Ontario/LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of feet below thick boreal forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in a multimillion-dollar mining experiment to ditch diesel.
  • Home of China's dog meat festival defiant amid outcry
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    YULIN, China (Reuters) - Residents of China's southern city of Yulin defended eating dog meat to celebrate the summer solstice on Thursday, as animal rights activists seek new ways to pressure organizers to cancel the annual festival.
  • Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution: UNICEF
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    LONDON (Reuters) - A third of all children living in Britain, around 4.5 million, live in areas with harmful air pollution, a report by the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Thursday.
  • Texas Gulf gets more rain, threatens region with flooding
    published on June 21st, 2018 at 07:41 PM
    (Reuters) - Heavy showers drenched the Texas Gulf Coast on Thursday and flood waters continued to rise after residents fled their homes and crews conducted numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.


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