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  • Eight killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau
    published on August 24th, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, wiping out power and water in large pockets of the world's biggest gambling hub.
  • U.S. Energy Department study says more coal, nuclear needed to secure grid
    published on August 24th, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department report released on Wednesday.
  • Oil companies evacuate workers as storm takes aim at Texas
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell and Anadarko Petroleum announced production shut-ins affecting five Gulf of Mexico oil platforms on Wednesday ahead of a storm expected to lash the Texas coast with heavy winds and rain later this week.
  • U.S. erred in declining protections for remote grizzly bears: judge
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers erred when they declined to list as endangered a small population of grizzly bears in the remote reaches of Idaho and northwest Montana, a federal judge has ruled in what conservationists on Wednesday hailed as a huge victory.
  • Canada to consider indirect emissions for TransCanada Energy East pipe
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The review of TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline will consider its indirect greenhouse gas contributions, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) regulator said on Wednesday, expanding the scope of the assessment.
  • South Africa's first legal rhino horn auction opens
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's first legal auction of rhino horns opened for bids on Wednesday and 264 horns went on sale after the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd won a court case against the government.
  • Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected data proving that Exxon Mobil Corp made "explicit factual misrepresentations" in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.
  • Brazil opens vast national reserve to mining
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve, created in 1984, to open the area to commercial mineral exploration, according to a notice in the official government gazette on Wednesday.
  • Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    CASAMICCIOLA, Italy (Reuters) - An earthquake struck the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued.
  • Australian state looks to lock in renewable energy target
    published on August 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 AM
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second most populous state has proposed passing laws to lock in a renewable power target of 40 percent by 2025, looking to spur investment in solar and wind farms even as the national government wrangles over energy policy beyond 2020.

 
 

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