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  • Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations
    published on February 25th, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, disrupting communications and oil and gas operations.
  • No waste spilled from Brazil's Alunorte factory -Norsk Hydro
    published on February 25th, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    OSLO (Reuters) - Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro said on Sunday it had found no evidence there had been a spill of waste into the environment from its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil's Para state and said the installation was operating as normal.
  • Quake, magnitude 5.5, strikes Japan
    published on February 25th, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck 78 miles from Honshu, Japan on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman
    published on February 25th, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    (Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water.
  • Germany could impose limited diesel car bans in strategy shift
    published on February 24th, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily-polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, documents seen by Reuters showed.
  • Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault
    published on February 23rd, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.
  • Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute
    published on February 23rd, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday.
  • Who sucks? EU mocks Gove 'green Brexit' talk on plastic straws
    published on February 23rd, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official scoffed at Britain's environment minister, the Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, for suggesting leaving the EU will make it easier for London to pass green legislation like banning plastic drinking straws.
  • Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner
    published on February 23rd, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
  • U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule
    published on February 23rd, 2018 at 01:39 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule's implementation.


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