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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afternoon, biologists say.
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2017-08-19 20:08:11
Prime minister addresses state’s Liberal party council meeting and urges voters to retain the first-term Hodgman governmentThe prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has trumpeted Tasmania’s ability to lead the country in renewable energy at the state’s Liberal party council meeting.On Saturday, Turnbull addressed 250 delegates at the annual conference in Launceston, the party’s final gathering before a state election in March
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2017-08-18 22:28:59
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BEIJING (Reuters) - With one national language often spoken poorly and thousands of regional dialects and ethnic minority tongues, China is having to employ multilingual officials as it embarks on its latest round of environment inspections across the country.
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2017-08-18 01:02:25
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will allow environmental transgressors to exchange millionaire fines for recovery works at a discount, the environment minister said on Thursday, in a bid to reduce litigation and raise funds for projects in times of austerity.
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2017-08-17 20:50:03
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Forest rangers and fire managers across the U.S. West will be on high alert as motorists flock to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming for next week's total solar eclipse, clogging roads and straining scarce resources at the height of summer wildfire season.
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2017-08-17 07:22:51
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Microgrids, promising energy self-reliance for communities, are growing in popularity as they become more affordableResidents of a social housing complex in Brooklyn, New York, can’t stop another tempest like Superstorm Sandy from crashing through their city, but they can feel secure that it won’t cause a power cut
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2017-08-17 00:00:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil Corp's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
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2017-08-15 16:24:37
BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a priority for the investment industry.
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2017-08-14 16:03:33
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian state leading a push for renewable energy over fossil fuels is backing a new solar thermal plant costing A$650 million ($512 million) to replace a coal-fired generator.
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2017-08-14 07:04:27
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Overall water quality in China improved in the first six months of this year, though five regions saw an increase in substandard samples over the period, the environment ministry said on Monday.
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2017-08-14 04:52:43
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Dong Energy boss says falling price of renewables means they must power the electric car revolution or the environment will gain only a pyrrhic victoryThe rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer
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2017-08-13 11:39:07
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OK, the Sixth Mass Extinction may be upon us, but there are still some reasons to be cheerfulLet’s begin with the bad news. First, Earth Overshoot Day – the point at which the world consumes more natural resources than the planet can renew throughout the year – shifted forward this year to 2 August, putting humanity in the red for longer
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2017-08-13 00:00:04
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Those who sign up to the pilot scheme will be bound to buy the energy it generates for 20 yearsIf you want solar photovoltaic panels on your home but don’t have the money for them, EDF Energy is offering to install a free system – complete with storage batteries – if you agree to buy the subsidised power it generates for 20 years
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2017-08-12 01:00:37
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LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists.
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2017-08-11 14:03:15
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - An overhaul of Brazil's biofuels policy in coming days, aimed at cutting the country's carbon emissions, should boost demand for cleaner fuels, stabilize the volatile industry and accelerate a recent wave of mergers and acquisitions in the sector.
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2017-08-11 13:59:54