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In tech ‘awakening,’ U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action. Young people protest outside of the San Francisco Federal Building during a Climate Read More

Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

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OVER THE NORWEGIAN SEA, Norway(Reuters) – Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink. FILE PHOTO: Kathryn Bennett, a postgraduate student Read More

Cloud and clear: Tencent draws on gaming tech to lift B2B cloud ambitions

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SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to leverage its strengths in video games and social media to grab market share in China’s burgeoning cloud computing sector from incumbent Alibaba, the head of its cloud unit told Reuters. Dowson Tong, head of Tencent’s Cloud and Smart Industries Group, poses at Tencent Read More

‘We are now in a climate emergency’: Choked by air pollution

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Kuala Lumpur is choking. The city’s normally sparkling twin Petronas Towers now are smudged outlines, faint behind a thick layer of smog. As we flew into the Malaysian capital the haze was so dense that we couldn’t see the ground below until we were almost on the tarmac. It isn’t the only casualty. Fires on Read More

Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the company to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said part of that pledge is an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up the online retailer has invested in. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company 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

Malaysia to push Southeast Asian nations for long-term solution to smog

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will push its Southeast Asian neighbors to strengthen cooperation in finding a long-term solution for smog wafted across the region from forest fires in Indonesia, its environment minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Students cover their faces with masks at a school as haze shrouds Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 13, Read More

Schlumberger introduces intelligent wireline formation testing platform

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9/18/2019 PARIS – Schlumberger introduced the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform, leveraging a new architecture and metrology for enhanced performance, enabling dynamic reservoir characterization in all conditions, including where previously impossible. Schlumberger Ora The Ora platform is rated to 200° C (392° F) and 35,000 psi and includes a new focused radial probe, a Read More

Enphase Energy Delivers Advanced Energy Systems to Ipsun Solar for Washington, D.C. Area Homeowners

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FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Ipsun Solar leverages the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ™ to serve its customers with deep insights into their Enphase-based solar systems. As a premier solar installation Read More

Smothered by smoke, Malaysia seeds clouds to bring rain relief

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – At an altitude of just 3,000 feet (915 meters), flares attached to both sides of the Cessna 172 aircraft lit up brightly, dispersing chemicals over Malaysia in the hope of bringing rain to clear the smoky air. The skyline of the central business district and a public apartment block are seen Read More