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Brazil court convicts miner Vale for damages caused by deadly dam rupture

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FILE PHOTO: A helmet with a logo of Vale SA is seen in a collapsed tailings dam owned by the company, in Brumadinho, Brazil February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian state judge on Tuesday convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in Read More

California expanding early quake detection and warning system

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California officials are spending more than $40 million on an earthquake early warning system that in addition to alerting the public could also be used to automatically halt trains and open fire station doors moments before a major tremor actually strikes. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced after a magnitude 7.1 quake Read More

An earthquake’s impact can be predicted – but only after it hits

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(Reuters) – Over the next week, Southern California has only a 27% chance of experiencing a third earthquake greater than magnitude 6, but a 96% chance of going through a tremor of magnitude 5 or higher. FILE PHOTO: A house burns after an earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, U.S. July 5, 2019. Jessica Weston/Daily Independent via Read More

Brazil Senate panel says Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for murder

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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Iron ore miner Vale SA’s chief financial officer and its former chief executive should be indicted for murder, a Brazilian Senate committee probing a deadly dam collapse recommended on Tuesday. A helmet with a logo of Vale SA is seen in a collapsed tailings dam owned by the company, in Brumadinho, Read More

Brazil Senate panel says Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for manslaughter

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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Iron ore miner Vale SA’s chief financial officer and its former chief executive should be indicted for manslaughter, a Brazilian Senate committee probing a deadly dam collapse recommended on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A view of the entrance of Brucutu mine owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Sao Goncalo do Read More

Exxon agrees to $1 million fine over 2011 Yellowstone River oil spill

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp has agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty to settle U.S. charges involving a 2011 pipeline rupture that spilled Read More

Godzilla: from radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero

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LONDON (Reuters) – Ever since Godzilla first rampaged across cinema screens 65 years ago, film critics have seen the reptilian anti-hero as a symbol of the fears gnawing away in the deepest recesses of movie-goers’ minds. A prop promoting the film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is pictured on the roof of the Cinerama Dome Read More

Purchase of S-400 systems will be ‘devastating’ for Turkey’s F-35 program – Pentagon

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Turkey’s planned deployment of Russian S-400 missile defense systems would be “devastating” for the F-35 program to which Ankara has contributed over $1 billion, the Pentagon has warned. “Completion of this transaction would be devastating, not only to the F-35 program, on which the West has placed its modernized integrated air capability, but it would Read More

North Korea warns no more talks until US backs off ‘impossible demands’

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Negotiations between the United States and North Korea over the latter’s nuclear program will not resume until the US administration backs off from what Pyongyang has characterized as a unilateral demand that it disarm. US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un held summits in Singapore in June 2018 and in Hanoi Read More

Huawei launches new Honor phones, doesn’t mention Android

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Huawei’s new Honor 20 smartphone is seen at a product launch event in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei launched its new Honor 20 series smartphones in London on Tuesday in a presentation that emphasized the Chinese company’s technology but made no reference of a possible rupture with Google. Huawei, Read More