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China’s water quality improvements ‘imbalanced’ in first quarter: Xinhua

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FILE PHOTO: Fishermen travel down the Yellow River to cast their net on the northern outskirts of Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Pollution increased in some of China’s major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country’s overall water quality improved, the official Read More

Italy central bank to spurn firms that don’t go green

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FILE PHOTO: Banca D’Italia (Bank of Italy) sign is seen in downtown Rome, Italy, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi ROME (Reuters) – The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercial banks and fund managers in ratcheting up pressure on boardrooms Read More

Just Energy Group to Participate in the B. Riley FBR 20th Annual Institutional Investor Conference

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TORONTO, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Just Energy Group Inc., a leading consumer company specializing in electricity and natural gas commodities, energy efficiency solutions, and renewable energy options, today announced that it will participate in the B. Riley FBR 20th Annual Institutional Investor Conference in Beverly Hills, California on May 23rd, 2019. Just Energy’s Read More

Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal power plants were at their lowest point in over a decade

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May 17, 2019 U.S. coal stockpiles decreased to 98.7 million tons in February 2019, their lowest value in more than a decade. Total U.S. coal stockpiles have fallen as more coal plants have retired. Coal plants generally stockpile much more coal than they consume in a month. Coal consumed by power plants follows the seasonal Read More

Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, violate animal protection laws due to their “extreme cruelty”. FILE PHOTO: Dolphins are seen at a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adrian Mylne/File Read More

U.S. recession risk rises as U.S.-China trade tensions heat up: Reuters poll

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – Over the last month the U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40%. FILE PHOTO: A cashier handles money in Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan, Read More

Starbucks’ China challenger Luckin raises $561 million in U.S. IPO

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NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, on Thursday priced its U.S. initial public offering at the top end of its targeted range and sold more shares than planned in the biggest U.S. float by a Chinese firm this year. The Beijing-based coffee chain raised $561 million by Read More

BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change

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LONDON (Reuters) – BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act. FILE PHOTO: A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London, Britain Read More

Smog spikes in North China in first four months of 2019: ministry

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Air pollution in major regions of northern China increased during the first four months of 2019, the environment ministry said on Friday, raising fears that regions have eased curbs on industry to halt the smog amid concerns about a slowing economy. FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on Read More

PwrCor Working with Industry and Academic Leaders  to Improve Energy Efficiency of Data Centers

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NEW YORK, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PwrCor, Inc. (OTCQB:PWCO), an advanced technology company focusing on clean, renewable energy solutions for the Waste-Heat-to-Power, Geothermal, and Solar Thermal markets, is working with data center cooling industry and academic leaders to demonstrate that the wasted ultra-low-grade heat generated from data center electronics can now be converted Read More