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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan ($100 billion), the environment ministry said on Thursday.
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2017-08-23 22:59:33
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department report released on Wednesday.
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2017-08-23 21:01:09
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second most populous state has proposed passing laws to lock in a renewable power target of 40 percent by 2025, looking to spur investment in solar and wind farms even as the national government wrangles over energy policy beyond 2020.
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2017-08-23 01:07:53
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Regulators approving new gas pipelines must try to analyze their potential to increase greenhouse gas emissions before giving them the go-ahead, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday, in a move industry representatives and environmentalists said could have far-reaching effects on infrastructure projects
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2017-08-22 13:57:07
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Monday's solar eclipse had no major impact on electricity demand in affected areas of the United States, according to grid operators and utilities, many of which had lined up alternative power supplies.
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2017-08-22 12:38:11
Sunday, August 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Sunday against a swift abandonment of diesel cars after a series of emissions scandals, saying the fuel is still needed if climate change targets are to be met.
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2017-08-20 13:31:57
Friday, August 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, August 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, August 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, August 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, August 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, August 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, August 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, August 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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