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House Democrats unveil more ‘realistic’ climate change plan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a climate change plan they said featured a “more realistic” goal to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 rather than by 2030 as envisioned under the Green New Deal introduced early this year. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Read More

BHP makes $400 million climate-change emissions pledge

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LONDON (Reuters) – Leading resources company BHP (BHP.AX)(BHPB.L) will invest $400 million over five years to reduce emissions, it said on Tuesday, becoming the first miner to pledge to tackle pollution caused when customers use its products. FILE PHOTO: Visitors to the BHP (formerly known as BHP Billiton) booth speak with representatives during the Prospectors Read More

U. S. Well Services Announces Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

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HOUSTON, July 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — U. S. Well Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: USWS) will host its second quarter 2019 earnings conference call and webcast on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. The Company plans to issue its financial and operating results after market close on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. By Phone: Read More

China’s top steelmaking city Tangshan steps up anti-smog curbs: local media

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a chimney among houses as new high-rise residential buildings are seen under construction on a hazy day in the city centre of Tangshan, Hebei province in this February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top steelmaking city Tangshan has stepped up anti-pollution measures over July 21 to Read More

China steel mill boss detained for pollution offences: state media

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The boss of a steel mill in the city of Tangshan in Hebei province has been detained after his plant was found to have violated anti-smog restrictions, state media reported on Monday. The Tangyin Steel Plant, owned by the Tangshan Iron and Steel Group, had failed to carry out a mandatory 50% Read More

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

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Plastic waste pile and debris are seen up near the beach in Panama City, as Panama becomes the first country in Central America to ban all single-use plastic bags, in Panama July 19, 2019. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/ Erick Marciscano PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation Read More

U.S. has ‘bigger problems’ than plastic straws – Trump

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes a drink of water as he speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed Read More

Airbus mimics nature with ‘Bird of Prey’ concept plane

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An Airbus concept aircraft with a wing design inspired by nature, dubbed Bird of Prey, is displayed at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Raf Fairford, near Fairford, Britain July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tim Hepher RAF FAIRFORD, England (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired Read More

June 2019 was the hottest on record across the globe – NOAA

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(Reuters) – June 2019 was the hottest in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on Thursday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. FILE PHOTO: A woman cools off at a fountain during hot weather at the Word War Two Memorial in Washington, DC, U.S., Read More

Sunrun Solar and Battery Systems To Help Replace Retiring Oakland Power Plant

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunrun, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the nation’s leading residential solar, battery storage, and energy services company, was awarded a landmark contract on Wednesday evening by the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) board of directors to help replace the retiring jet-fuel Oakland Power Plant in Oakland, California with home solar Read More