Weather & Natural Disasters Environment

  • LONDON, Dec 14- British shale gas company Cuadrilla has paused fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England, for the fourth time since October following a minor seismic event, it said on Friday. The company has had to repeatedly stop operations at the site since they began two months ago under Britain's traffic light regulation system,...

  • Germany's cities have for years flouted Europe's clean air rules, prompting environmental groups to sue local governments in an attempt to force bans of some heavily polluting vehicles. Diesel car sales in Germany fell to 31.1 percent of the total in the first half of 2018 from 41.3 percent a year earlier, while in the European Union sales declined by 16 percent...

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 14- 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. Below is a look at the mood round the event, in a sprawl of temporary passageways and rooms next to the Spodek, a flying-saucer-shaped venue on the site of the...

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 14- Delegates at U.N. climate talks in the Polish city of Katowice point to the mining museum next to the conference venue as the proper place for coal, which provides 80 percent of the country's electricity. Poland's decision to host the negotiations to revive the 2015 Paris agreement on phasing out fossil fuel has laid bare the tension...

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    Located in Cameron County, the facility will use 46 turbines. 

  • The world is going through a fundamental transformation, changing the way we live, work and think. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in dramatic change and giving rise to a future filled with exciting opportunities and new challenges.

  • *China produced 2.82 mln T of aluminum last month. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's primary aluminum output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, defying a fall in prices for the metal used in everything from construction to making cars. On a daily basis, China produced 94,000 tonnes of aluminum last month, versus around 88,000 tonnes in October,...

  • *China produced 2.82 mln T of aluminium last month. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's primary aluminium output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, defying a fall in prices for the metal used in everything from construction to making cars. On a daily basis, China produced 94,000 tonnes of aluminium last month, versus around 88,000 tonnes in October,...

  • 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...