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  • U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost
    published on October 17th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    Tesla Inc and General Motors Co , which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.
  • Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 29, hundreds missing
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to at least 29 on Tuesday as crews scoured debris for hundreds of people reported missing in the Florida Panhandle, nearly a week after the storm flattened whole communities.
  • Shell gas project in Canada gets greener amid LNG climate worry
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    At a massive natural gas field in northern British Columbia, Royal Dutch Shell Plc is using new technologies and processes to cut emissions to address public and environmental group concerns that Canada's nascent liquefied natural gas export industry could be a climate time bomb.
  • Madagascar guides fret about the future as loggers destroy forests
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    In Vohibola forest in the east of Madagascar, tourist guide Nabe worries about his future as slash-and-burn farming and decades of logging slowly destroy his livelihood.
  • U.S. OKs Virginia tree cutting for Dominion Atlantic Coast natgas pipe
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    U.S. energy regulators on Tuesday approved Dominion Energy Inc's request to cut trees in Buckingham County, Virginia as part of the ongoing construction of its $6 billion to $6.5 billion Atlantic Coast pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina:
  • "Holy Grail" of lizard species born in Prague Zoo
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    The Prague Zoo showcased five newly-born earless monitor lizards on Tuesday as part of a European breeding program aimed at boosting numbers of the nocturnal reptiles rarely observed in the wild.
  • Shippers scramble to install sulphur filters ahead of rule change
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    Ship owners accelerated installations of engine cleaning systems this year ahead of stringent new rules in 2020 which sharply reduce the amount of sulphur ships can emit from the 3.5 percent in current bunker fuel to 0.5 percent, according to a report.
  • German prosecutors fine Audi 800 million euros for diesel violations
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    German premium car brand Audi, a division of Volkswagen , said it was fined 800 million euros ($927 million) on Tuesday for violations tied to heavily polluting six- and eight-cylinder diesel engines.
  • German network companies join up to build power-to-gas plant
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    German power and gas network companies TenneT, Thyssengas and Gasunie Deutschland said they plan to build a 100 megawatt (MW) plant to turn renewable energy into gas for industrial use in the Ruhr region.
  • Over 200,000 customers without power after Hurricane Michael
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    More than 200,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Michael swept up the East Coast from Florida to Virginia last week, according to local power companies.
  • Hurricane strands many in Florida Panhandle's poor, rural backcountry
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    Bernard Sutton, a 64-year-old cancer patient, and two buddies have been living out of a camping tent and broken-down minivan since his double-wide trailer home in rural Fountain, Florida, was torn apart by Hurricane Michael last week.
  • Outokumpu steel plant in Finland hit by four radiation incidents since July - watchdog
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    Outokumpu's Tornio facility in Finland, one of Europe's biggest steel plants, has suffered four radiation contamination incidents since July, the country's nuclear watchdog STUK said on Tuesday.
  • India aims to cut stubble burning in key states by 70 percent, but experts skeptical
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    India aims to reduce stubble burning, a major source of pollution during the winter months, by 70 percent in its top two farm states this year, a top government official said on Tuesday, but experts questioned whether the target was credible.
  • U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge
    published on October 16th, 2018 at 01:36 AM
    A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

 
 

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