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Tropical Storm Imelda forms near Texas: NHC

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(Reuters) – Tropical storm Imelda, the ninth of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Galveston, Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), and is moving north at 7 miles per Read More

Singapore smog worst in three years as forest fires rage

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires. FILE PHOTO: Public housing apartment blocks are shrouded by haze in Singapore September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo Every Read More

S&P edges lower as Apple weighs, trade tensions ease

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended the day down slightly on Friday but less than 1% below its all-time high as a drop in Apple stock countered cooling U.S.-China trade tensions. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Read More

Indian’s top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart’s festive season sale

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon’s local unit and its rival Flipkart, saying their deep discounts violate the country’s foreign investment rules for online retail. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, Read More

Trump administration paves way for Arctic drilling rights sale

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By Jennifer A. Dlouhy on 9/13/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward auctioning oil drilling rights across every acre of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, hours after the House of Representatives voted to outlaw the activity. In an environmental impact statement, the Interior Department acknowledged oil Read More

Australian state to cart truckloads of water to drought-hit town

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian state will spend tens of thousands of dollars each month to truck water into a drought-hit town that is forecast to run out of drinking water by December, it said on Friday. The northeastern state of Queensland has announced A$2.4 million ($1.65 million) in emergency funds, which would include A$800,000 Read More

New Delhi to slash use of cars in November to cut pollution: chief minister

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s capital New Delhi will enforce strict restrictions on use of private cars from Nov. 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday, in an effort to help improve air quality that tends to deteriorate sharply in winter months. FILE PHOTO: Vehicles drive through the smog in New Delhi, Read More

With glue and fake blood, climate protesters target London Fashion Week

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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured a “bleeding” red carpet ahead of the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw attention to the apparel industry’s impact on the environment. Extinction Rebellion climate change activist looks on a police officer as she protests during London Fashion Week Read More

After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Piles of debris, decaying human and animal corpses and fetid water on storm-hammered Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas are posing a new risk for those who survived Hurricane Dorian’s wrath: Disease. FILE PHOTO: Capsized boats are seen at a marina after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Read More

U.S. natural gas production reaches a new record despite low prices

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September 12, 2019 U.S. natural gas production continued to increase in August, setting a new daily production record of 92.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) on August 19, 2019, according to estimates from IHS Markit. Natural gas production also set a new monthly record in August, averaging more than 91 Bcf/d for the first Read More