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Britain must commit to carbon capture to meet climate goals: lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain must commit to projects to capture, store and use carbon dioxide emissions to meet its climate targets, a report from a cross-party group of lawmakers said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – A man walks through Greenwich Park as a haze of pollution sits over the London skyline April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Luke Read More

U.S. biofuel trade group asks judge to halt new EPA small refinery waivers: documents

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country’s biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump’s presidency, according to court papers. The waivers can Read More

More than 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

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DURBAN (Reuters) – At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa’s eastern coast, authorities said on Wednesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lays a wreath at a debris of a house destroyed after massive flooding in Chatsworth near Read More

Extinction Rebellion to end London blockades on Thursday

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LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental campaigners Extinction Rebellion will close their two remaining central London protest sites on Thursday, the group said after 10 days of disruption in the British capital to highlight the risks of climate change. Drawing are pictured at the Extinction Rebellion protest site at the Marble Arch in London, Britain April 24, Read More

Oil firm Equinor agrees climate change targets with investors

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OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) – Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor will revise its climate targets next year and assess its investments against U.N.-backed goals following talks with major investors. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is seen at the company’s headquarters in Fornebu, Norway May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis Oil companies, among Read More

Extinction Rebellion to end two London blockades on Thursday

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Drawing are pictured at the Extinction Rebellion protest site at the Marble Arch in London, Britain April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental campaigners Extinction Rebellion will shut down their two remaining central London protest sites on Thursday, the group said in a statement. Over 1,000 people have been arrested during the protests, Read More

Another cyclone expected to hit Mozambique on Thursday

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FILE PHOTO: Flooded homes are seen after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko MAPUTO (Reuters) – Another tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall on Mozambique’s coast on Thursday, just over a month after a more powerful storm struck the Mozambican port city of Beira further south and Read More

‘Water is life’: unexpected rainfall revives Iraq’s historic marshlands

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CHIBAYISH MARSHES, Iraq (Reuters) – This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall. A flock of buffaloes is seen during the sunset at the Chebayesh marsh in Dhi Qar province, Iraq April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani Now, local farmers are counting their Read More

Polish refiner PKN Orlen to invest in offshore wind power in 2024

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PLOCK, Poland (Reuters) – Poland’s biggest oil refiner, state-run PKN Orlen, plans to start investment in offshore wind farms in 2024, Chief Executive Daniel Obajtek said on Wednesday. “We are at the stage of carrying out environmental studies and wind tests … By 2024 we should have finished the preparatory stage. We plan to start Read More