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Firecrackers and reluctant authorities: Indian capital's smog set to worsen

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – With a toxic smog beginning to envelop New Delhi as winter approaches, residents of the Indian capital are set to make matters a lot worse by burning hundreds of thousands of firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali early next month. A shopkeeper waits for customers at his firecracker shop Read More

Sewage spill from Hurricane Michael suspected in Florida fish kills

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APALACHICOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – A sewage spill from a Florida wastewater plant during Hurricane Michael into a river feeding environmentally fragile Apalachicola Bay is suspected of causing mass fish kills downstream, state officials said on Thursday. Experts say the discharge of 80,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into the Apalachicola River marks the latest blow Read More

EPA chief says agency can expand ethanol sales without Congress

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Thursday the agency has the authority to allow sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline year-round without an act of Congress, and hopes the oil industry will drop its threat of a lawsuit to stop the move. Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Read More

French Riviera launches clean-up as fuel spill reaches beaches

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RAMATUELLE, France (Reuters) – Some of France’s spectacular Riviera beaches have been shut as volunteers with shovels and sacks try to rid the coastline of a thick oily residue that washed ashore after two ships collided off Corsica earlier in October. The clean-up operation is taking place on beaches in the glitzy resort of Saint-Tropez Read More

France to allow congestion pricing in bid to reduce traffic jams

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PARIS (Reuters) – France plans to make it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution, the transport minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Rush hour traffic fills the ring road in Paris, France, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo Elisabeth Borne said a draft law Read More

Trump administration asks high court to halt climate change case

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday for a second time asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he heads to Read More

A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA (Reuters) – Earlier this year, the world’s two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile’s government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world’s driest desert. U.S.-based Albemarle Corp and Chile’s SQM operate just 3 miles (5 km) apart Read More

EU lawmakers back 35 percent CO2 cut for trucks by 2030

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU lawmakers backed a 35 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030 on Thursday, pushing for ambitious measures to limit climate change despite fears over industry competitiveness. FILE PHOTO: Cars and trucks are stuck in a traffic jam near Irschenberg, Germany, March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo The Read More

Energy firms, green groups call for strong UK carbon price to keep coal at bay

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LONDON (Reuters) – Energy companies and green groups have written separate letters this week to Britain’s finance minister asking for the country’s strong carbon price to be maintained to prevent a rise in coal-fired power generation and greenhouse gas emissions. FILE PHOTO: General view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off Read More