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Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S., with sweaty night ahead

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat index of 106 degrees F (41 C) with even steamier conditions in the forecast. A child cools off in a water feature at a park Read More

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

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Plastic waste pile and debris are seen up near the beach in Panama City, as Panama becomes the first country in Central America to ban all single-use plastic bags, in Panama July 19, 2019. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/ Erick Marciscano PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation Read More

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore’s Sun Cable

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday. Michael Gunner said Singaporean firm Sun Cable’s proposed A$20 billion ($14 billion) solar farm near Tennant Creek would be the world’s Read More

Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020: official

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector’s main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse that killed at least 240 people. FILE PHOTO: A helmet with a logo of Vale SA is seen in a collapsed tailings dam Read More

U.S. has ‘bigger problems’ than plastic straws – Trump

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes a drink of water as he speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed Read More

Strong quake jolts Athens, three people lightly injured

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic. Rocks block part of a road following an earthquake in Aspropirgos, near Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis The European Earthquake Read More

Anglo American says Chile Los Bronces mine project will not harm glaciers, biodiversity

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FILE PHOTO: The Anglo American logo is seen in Rusternburg October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Anglo American said on Friday it had submitted an environmental impact study for a $3 billion project seeking to maintain output from its flagship Los Bronces copper mine in Chile. The overhaul proposes to move part Read More

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a National Soccer Day Cerenomy in Brasilia, Brazil July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July. “I am Read More

Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and prompting utilities to take steps to prevent power outages. Visitors from Chile, Emilia Aguirre, 14, Beatriz Catalan, 14, and Magdalena Chahuan, Read More

Heat wave broils eastern, central U.S., utilities poised for demand

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power outages. Visitors from Chile, Emilia Aguirre, 14, Beatriz Catalan, 14, and Magdalena Chahuan, Read More