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South Korea's Moon calls for early warning system with China to fight dirty air

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s president said on Tuesday he was “truly ashamed” of his government’s inability to clear air pollution that has blanketed Seoul and parts of the country for weeks, and proposed an early warning system with China. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue Read More

Magnitude 6 quake hits Indonesia, no immediate reports of damage

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck south of the city of Raba on Indonesia’s central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) about Read More

Twenty die and 71 burn as Mexico oil pipeline explodes

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At least 20 people have died and 54 badly burned after a leaking pipeline triggered a massive fire in central Mexico. About 300 locals were rushing to steal the oil when at least 20 were burned to death on Friday evening, Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo state said. The pipeline, in the town of Tlahuelilpan, Read More

Russia warns US against arms race on Earth & space after missile defense plans revealed

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US rejection of any limitations on missile defense programs and readiness to weaponize space has drawn a blunt reaction from Moscow, with the Russian Foreign Ministry warning Washington not to restart the Cold War-era arms race. Describing the US Missile Defense Review (MDR) published Thursday as “openly confrontational,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said the document Read More

Hitachi debacle strengthens Franco-Chinese hand in UK nuclear

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PARIS (Reuters) – Hitachi’s decision to freeze its $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain strengthens the hand of France’s EDF (EDF.PA) and its Chinese partner in talks with the government on how to finance new reactors. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen beside one of two ‘nuclear islands’ at the Hinkley Point C nuclear Read More

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic factory activity rebounds

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that should continue to underpin the economy. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to attend TechFair LA, a technology job fair, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Other Read More

City of Fort Lauderdale Selects Envision Solar’s EV ARC™ Product for Fleet Services

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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, announced the City of Fort Lauderdale has selected the Company’s EV ARC™ product to provide emission-free EV charging Read More

‘As if they were invented’: Netflix slammed for using real disaster footage in dramas

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Netflix is facing fire for its decision to include real life footage of a deadly Canadian rail disaster in two of its entertainment shows. The footage was taken from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec in July 2013. The train was carrying crude oil when it derailed and caused a devastating blaze which killed 47 Read More

Dashcam VIDEO shows HUGE BLAST that injured 4 at Russian chemical factory

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The moment a powerful explosion rocked a chemical factory near St. Petersburg was caught on the dashcam of a car nearby. The blast was triggered by a fire in a workshop and injured four workers. The footage of the incident was filmed from quite some distance, but the blast and plume of smoke sent into Read More

Vedanta tells top English court pollution case should be heard in Zambia

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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers for Vedanta Resources told England’s Supreme Court on Tuesday that a case raised against the mining company by nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers should be heard in Zambia not London. A man walks past the logo of Vedanta outside its headquarters in Mumbai, India January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui India-listed Vedanta, which Read More