Weather & Natural Disasters Environment

  • This image shows the Chisholm View wind farm in Oklahoma. 

     The facility will sell power to Bloomberg LP, General Motors and Constellation. 

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13- Climate change talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the 2015 Paris global warming deal are in their last week in Katowice, capital of Poland's coal mining district. "The text should be getting cleaned up and we should see where the landing ground is for the different pieces of the package, but we are not there right now," said...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Dec 13- A European Union court upheld on Thursday a complaint by the city authorities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid against an EU rule change on vehicle emissions they said had increased pollution, and it partly overturned the regulation. The General Court said the European Commission's 2016 regulatory amendment raising the limits on nitrogen...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Dec 13- A European Union Court upheld on Thursday a complaint by the city authorities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid against an EU rule change on vehicle emissions they said increased pollution and partly overturned the regulation. The General Court said the European Commission's 2016 regulatory amendment raising the limits on nitrogen oxides...

  • *China also switching 1.5 mln households to electric heating. BEIJING, Dec 13- China has switched another 3.29 million households to gas heating this winter, Reuters calculations show, more than it added last year, as Beijing continues to push the use of cleaner fuels to curb pollution. "If China wants to deliver gas as promised to households, it will sacrifice...

  • BEIJING, Dec 12- China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which has long irked the United States, amid talks between the two countries to reduce trade tensions, according to new guidance to local governments. Beijing has dropped references to "Made in China 2025," an initiative intended to help China catch up...

  • *Climate talks in Poland due to end this week. KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 12- Governments attending climate talks in Poland are working to ensure economies and jobs are preserved in the shift away from coal-fired power generation, Canada's environment minister said. That's a big issue here in Poland but it is also an issue in Germany, "she said.

  • BEIJING, Dec 12- Beijing appears to be easing its push on its "Made in China 2025" industrial policy, which has long irked Washington amid talks between the world's two largest economies to de-escalate trade tensions. In new guidance to local governments, it has dropped references to "Made in China 2025", an initiative intended to help China catch up with global...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 12- Tanzania will build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in a UNESCO world heritage site under a contract announced on Wednesday involving Egyptian companies despite concerns raised about the impact on wildlife. Known for its elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, the reserve covers 50,000 square km and is one of the largest protected areas in...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 12- Tanzania has signed a deal with Egypt's El Sewedy Electric Co and Arab Contractors to build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant on a World Heritage site in the country, that will more than double Tanzania's power generation capacity. The project has faced opposition from conservationists, who say the construction of a dam on a river that runs...

  • GENEVA, Dec 12- Global airlines will see rising profit growth and record carbon dioxide emissions next year as strong demand offsets cost pressures that trimmed profitability in 2018, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. Industry profits are expected to rise to $35.5 billion in 2019 from $32.3 billion in 2018, IATA said.

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11- Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are in their crucial final week in Katowice, capital of Poland's Silesian coal mining district. Below is a flavour of the mood around the event, held in a sprawl of temporary passageways and meeting rooms next to the "Spodek", a flying-saucer-shaped...

  • The proposal, by the EPA, relaxes protections in the Waters of the United States rule that the administration of President Barack Obama expanded in 2015 to cover a wide range of wetlands. Trump's EPA proposes relaxing the definitions of what waters should be protected. Mark Ryan, a lawyer at Ryan& Kuehler PLLC who spent 24 years as a clean water expert and litigator...

  • Farmer Terry Davidson displays one of his soybeans July 6, 2018, in Harvard, Illinois, the same day China imposed retaliatory tariffs aimed at the US soybean market.

    The $867 billion farm bill that includes expanded safety-net programs for farmers could be voted on as early as Wednesday or Thursday after joint House-Senate negotiators released the final version of the legislation. 

  • Total investment in the construction of the wind farm is approximately $280 million. 

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11- Average world temperatures are on course to far exceed the main goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday. Even a rise of 3 C could cause loss of tropical coral reefs, Alpine glaciers, Arctic summer sea ice and perhaps an irreversible melt of Greenland's ice which would drive up world sea levels,...

  • The EPA is expected to relax protection standards in the Waters of the United States rule that went into effect during the administration of former President Barack Obama. Trump's EPA is expected to propose relaxing the definitions of what waters should be protected. Mark Ryan, a lawyer at Ryan& Kuehler PLLC who spent 24 years as a clean water expert and...

  • Solar Panel detail...

    The money will be used to support the Renewable Energy Performance Platform.

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11- Average world temperatures are on track to far exceed the central goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday. Even a rise of 3 C could cause loss of tropical coral reefs, Alpine glaciers, Arctic summer sea ice and perhaps an irreversible melt of Greenland's ice that would drive up world sea...

  • But he has sent mixed signals on his intentions since being elected, saying that Brazil could stay in the agreement if certain conditions are met. Brazil has committed to cutting emissions 37 percent by 2025 and 43 percent by 2030 under the agreement, although the country has yet to fully lay out how it will meet those goals. Brazil will use common sense in the...