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India's Supreme Court clears way for Vedanta to reopen copper smelter

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Vedanta to reopen its south Indian copper smelter by refusing to stay an order from the country’s environmental court. FILE PHOTO: Police stand gurad outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Read More

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off south Japan

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(Reuters) – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake stuck off south Japan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was 39 km (24 miles) deep and centered 116 km south southeast of Kagoshima. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most seismically active areas. Read More

China bans discharge from open-loop scrubbers at some ports – document

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BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s maritime authority has banned the discharge of “wash water” used in ships to strip hazardous sulfur emissions from engine exhaust gases from Jan. 1 for some ports, according to a government document reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday. The ban on water discharge from so-called open-loop scrubbers is part of an effort Read More

Forest fire insurance costs soar

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Forest fires caused by climate change are costing insurers more than ever, with the deadly fire that ravaged northern California the single most expensive natural disaster in 2018, Munich Re said in its catastrophe report on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A group of U.S. Forest Service firefighters monitor a back fire while battling Read More

Abu Dhabi's green energy firm launches region's first all-electric bus

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FILE PHOTO: Visitors take a look at the ECO Bus manufactured by Masdar during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Satish Kumar/File Photo ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has launched the region’s first fully electric passenger bus as the capital of the United Arab Read More

India's Supreme Court clears way for reopening Vedanta's copper smelter

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Vedanta to reopen its south Indian copper smelter by refusing to stay an order from the country’s environmental court, the company’s lawyer said. FILE PHOTO: Police stand gurad outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern Read More

Athens gets snow as Greece shivers in cold spell

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A cat is seen inside the archaeological site of the ancient Temple of Zeus following a snowfall in Athens, Greece, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – Residents of the Greek capital, Athens, woke on Tuesday to rare snowfall as the country shivered in the grip of a cold spell, with sub-freezing temperatures in Read More

India's Supreme Court clears reopening of Vedanta's copper smelter

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FILE PHOTO: Police stand gurad outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Vedanta to reopen its south Indian copper smelter by refusing to stay Read More

Profit-hungry tiger breeders behind push to lift China’s trading ban

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HONG KONG/HARBIN, China (Reuters) – At the Siberia Tiger Park in the frigid Chinese city of Harbin, visitors can learn about the facility’s successful breeding program and buy chicken carcasses to toss to around 20 tigers pacing the snow flecked ground of their enclosure. FILE PHOTO: Visitors watch from a bus as Siberian tigers try Read More

Chile okays lithium miner SQM's plan to remedy water violations

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the brine pools of SQM lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s environmental regulator on Monday approved a $25 million compliance plan by top lithium producer SQM SA , ending a multi-year investigation Read More