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In Vietnam’s booming energy sector coal reigns, but renewables play catch-up

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HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Vietnam has become a hot spot for energy investors eying a spend of up to $150 billion over the coming decade to meet surging power demand, with coal set to dominate despite signs of a government effort to go green. FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured at a wind park in Read More

China to end subsidies for onshore wind power by 2021

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FILE PHOTO: Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will end subsidies for new onshore wind power projects at the start of 2021, with renewable projects set to compete on an Read More

China aims to relocate 80% of toxic chemical producers after blast: report

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FILE PHOTO: Rescue workers are seen at the site at the pesticide plant owned by Tianjiayi Chemical following an explosion, in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China aims to relocate more than 80% of its hazardous chemical production capacity by the end of next year, state Read More

Japan set for average-to-warmer weather in June-August

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing swimwear sits on a bench as he cools down underneath trees at the Odaiba Seaside Park in Tokyo, Japan, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is expected to experience average-to-warmer weather between June and August, the country’s official forecaster said on Friday. Eastern Japan, including its most Read More

Children step up global calls to fight climate change

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MELBOURNE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of young activists in Australia and New Zealand launched a global protest on Friday demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change. Protesters take part in a “Climate Rally”, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, in Melbourne, Australia, May 24, 2019. Read More

A pollution crackdown compounds slowdown woes in China’s heartland

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ANYANG/SANGPO, China (Reuters) – For years, China’s industrial heartland has been cloaked in smog, its waterways choked with pollution pumped from enormous clusters of factories churning out the mountains of cement and steel needed to build the Chinese economy. A poster showing Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen in front of the Xinyuan Steel plant Read More

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday. The three deaths and several injuries were recorded in and around Golden City, Missouri, some 30 Read More

U.S. Senate passes $19.1 billion in disaster relief, no border aid

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, but without the extra funds to address a migrant surge at the border that President Donald Trump had requested. FILE PHOTO: Roads are closed following heavy floods near Monroe, Nebraska, U.S., March Read More

Chile’s Southern Patagonia Ice Field ruptured by climate change: scientists

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By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda (Reuters) – Chile’s 12,000 square kilometer (4,633 square mile) Southern Patagonia Ice Field split in two and is likely to continue to fracture amid climate change, according to a team of Chilean scientists who were in the region in March. Gino Casassa, chief of the Snow and Glacier Division of Read More

U.S. lawmakers reach $19.1 billion disaster relief deal, no border aid

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FILE PHOTO: Roads are closed following heavy floods near Monroe, Nebraska, U.S., March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Humeyra Pamuk/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, but without the extra funds to address a migrant surge at the border that Read More