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U.S. biofuel credits slump ahead of Trump meeting with senators: traders

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. biofuel blending credits fell sharply on Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and senators from oil states, who are opposed to his administration’s tentative plan to boost annual ethanol usage mandates, traders said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before presenting the Medal of Freedom to Read More

Vessel traffic halted on Beaumont, Texas Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Ship pilots stopped moving vessels along the Beaumont, Texas, Ship Channel due to severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, said the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday. Imelda, officially downgraded to a tropical depression, dumped 24 inches (61 CM) of rain on east Texas is the past 24 hours, closing Exxon Mobil Read More

Torrential rains from storm Imelda submerge parts of southeast Texas

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(Reuters) – Dangerous flash floods inundated parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda dumped the last of its rains, with the National Hurricane Center predicting rain totals up to 35 inches (89 cm) in some coastal areas. Three days of rains in the Houston area stranded motorists on flooded roads, confined people Read More

Panda autopsy preparations at Thai zoo as Chinese experts arrive

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CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Chinese panda experts and Thai officials on Thursday began preparing for an autopsy of beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang, who died unexpectedly this week at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand while on loan from Beijing. The death of 19-year-old Chuang Chuang sparked mourning among Thai fans and an Read More

U.N. climate summit to test world’s resolve to halt warming

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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – After a summer of wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is banking on new pledges from governments and businesses to abandon fossil fuels during a special climate summit in New York on Monday. Former U.S. President Barack Obama fist bumps Greta Thunberg during a meeting at Read More

Chinese experts to probe panda Chuang Chuang’s death in Thai zoo

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Animal experts from China are to arrive at a Thai zoo on Thursday to investigate the unexpected death of a giant panda in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thai officials said. Photos on Wednesday showed Thai mourners and zoo staff laying flowers near the empty enclosure of Chuang Chuang at age Read More

Trump administration to tell California: You can’t make clean car rules

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FILE PHOTO: Morning commuters travel in rush hour traffic towards Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to revoke California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards, a move with high stakes for the auto industry, consumers Read More

Fast facts about the smoky haze smothering Southeast Asia

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – During Southeast Asia’s dry season, farmers in Indonesia and other countries clear land using fire, often for palm and wood pulp plantations, with flames frequently raging out of control to produce a choking haze that spreads across the region. FILE PHOTO: A couple dines as the Singapore F1 Grand Prix night race Read More