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Schools, plants close as Indian capital is smothered by smog
World

Schools, plants close as Indian capital is smothered by smog

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools were closed indefinitely and some coal-based power plants shut down as the smog-shrouded Indian capital…
In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks
Environment

In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks

MANILA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country’s worsening plastic…
Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists
Environment

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create…
California spill not the environmental disaster first feared
World

California spill not the environmental disaster first feared

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After a crude oil sheen was detected on the waters off the Southern California coast,…
UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more
World

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There’s more of it…
Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast
Middle East

Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A massive oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil…
EU aims to “give humanity a fighting chance” with catch-all climate plan
World

EU aims to “give humanity a fighting chance” with catch-all climate plan

BRUSSELS, July 14 (Reuters) – European Union policymakers on Wednesday unveiled their most ambitious plan yet to tackle climate change,…
Methane menace: Aerial survey spots ‘super-emitter’ landfills
Environment

Methane menace: Aerial survey spots ‘super-emitter’ landfills

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (Reuters) – The US waste-management industry has become a darling of environmentally minded investors for its…
Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks
World

Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka were trying to head off a potential environmental disaster Thursday as…
Egypt approves $200 million loan for air pollution project
Environment

Egypt approves $200 million loan for air pollution project

The Egyptian House of Representatives’ Energy and Environment Committee on Tuesday approved a US$200 million loan agreement signed between Egypt…
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