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High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

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AROSA, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. Parts of the Gurschengletscher glacier are covered with tarps in Andermatt, Switzerland July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann With global Read More

Chevron seeks to turn Canada LNG plan into all-electric design

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By Natalie Obiko Pearson on 7/15/2019 VANCOUVER (Bloomberg) — Chevron Corp. is seeking approval to modify its plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility on Canada’s Pacific Coast to an all-electric design that it says will result in the lowest greenhouse-gas emissions per ton of LNG of any large project in the world. Chevron Read More

‘We don’t know how well antidepressants work’: Danish study blows lid off flawed medical research

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Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have expressed alarm at research into the effectiveness of antidepressant medication, citing such degrees of widespread bias and systematic distortion that we can’t be certain they work. “We are not saying (anti-depression medication) doesn’t work. But the studies that have been done are often of poor quality and it’s Read More

‘Where nobody’s ever gone’: India’s mission to unexplored regions of the Moon starts in a few hours

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India is about to send its latest Moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, into orbit. The “most complex” project in the history of the nation’s space program might lead to groundbreaking discoveries – but others might reap its benefits. Chandrayaan 2 will take off from the Sriharikota launch site, located on the coast of the Bay of Read More

Arctic wildfires in June equivalent to Sweden’s annual emissions – U.N.

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 soccer pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. “Since the start of June we’ve seen unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic region,” WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis Read More

Earth’s magnetic field, critical to all life, may be in danger from ‘leaking core’

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Scientists studying the earth’s core, vital to protecting us from dangerous high-energy particles from space, believe not only that it is leaking, but that it has been for about 2.5 billion years. While the cause of the leak remains unknown, as do the consequences for the Earth’s magnetic field, scientists appear to have resolved the Read More

New Orleans port closes, refinery shuts as Tropical Storm Barry targets Louisiana

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New York — Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Port of New Orleans has been closed to incoming traffic and Phillips 66 is shutting its Alliance refinery as Louisiana prepares to weather the hit from Tropical Storm Barry. Phillips 66 spokesman Dennis Nuss said Thursday non-essential Read More

Analysis: Asia’s affection for US crude not limited to low sulfur sweet grades

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Highlights India’s MRPL buys sour US crude Thunder Horse for first time Medium sour Mars Blend, Southern Green Canyon also popular in Asia Thunder Horse comes cheaper than Arab Medium in India, Platts data shows Singapore — Asia has demonstrated its strong appetite for a wide variety of US crude grades since late 2018, with Read More

U.S. Democratic lawmakers declare climate emergency

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur “sweeping reforms” to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on contempt votes on whether to find Attorney General William Barr Read More

Sarasin cuts Shell stake, criticizing its climate strategy

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LONDON (Reuters) – London-based asset manager Sarasin & Partners has sold nearly 20% of its holdings in Royal Dutch Shell, saying the oil and gas company’s spending plans are out of synch with international targets to battle climate change. A Shell logo is seen at a gas station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 12, 2018. Read More