Environment

(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of California homes and businesses started to lose electric power early Wednesday as part of an unprecedented effort by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to prevent wildfires, the utility said. Nearly 800,000 northern and central California homes and businesses can expect to lose electricity for up to several days, starting
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Starting next year, there will be a lot more “green” in those brown UPS delivery trucks. A natural gas-powered UPS delivery van is shown in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S. on October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein United Parcel Service Inc on Wednesday announced plans to buy more than 6,000 natural gas-powered
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FILE PHOTO: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. To match Special Report USA-FUNDS/INDEX REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo (Reuters) – Power provider PG&E Corp’s (PCG.N) unit said on Tuesday it would cut off power for nearly 800,000 customers across northern and central California
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LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the streets in cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. In London, police arrested 217 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads
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U.S. President Donald Trump responds to questions about the U.S. House impeachment investigation during a formal signing ceremony for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at the White House in Washington, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration’s proposal to boost the biofuels market next year
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People attend a town council to demand Bolivian President Evo Morales’ government enact laws to protect the environment, and national forest reserves and to defend a referendum aimed at blocking Morales from reelection, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia October 4, 2019. The sign reads, “Evo even the dead told you no”. REUTERS/Rodrigo Urzagasti SANTA CRUZ DE
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged her supporters to “never give up” in demanding urgent steps to fight climate change after world leaders failed to act decisively at a recent United Nations summit. Climate change environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a climate strike rally in Iowa
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MONTREAL (Reuters) – A U.N. agency agreed on Friday to prioritize studying options for a long-term goal to reduce aviation emissions aimed at combating climate change, but made no firm commitments and faced pushback from China and India. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters building in Montreal, Quebec,
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European Energy Commissioner-designate Kadri Simson of Estonia attends her hearing before the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Estonia’s candidate for European energy commissioner, Kadri Simson, insisted on Thursday she is committed to climate goals as she was pressed by EU lawmakers over her country’s reluctance to back
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Waves crash to shore on the coast near Sao Mateus, before the arrival of Hurricane Lorenzo in Angra do Heroismo in Azores, Portugal October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante TERCEIRA ISLAND, Portugal (Reuters) – As winds started to blow, authorities closed numerous streets and roads in Portugal’s Azores islands in preparation for Hurricane Lorenzo, which is
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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a signing ceremony of a presidential decree providing federal organisations with free of charge publications by National Press, in Brasilia, Brazil September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has fired the head of the agency responsible for rural land rights at the urging
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CHIQUITANO FOREST, Bolivia (Reuters) – In Bolivia’s fire-ravaged lowlands, a caravan of indigenous protesters is marching hundreds of miles to demand President Evo Morales declare a surge in wildfires a national disaster, a move they hope will unleash international aid. People march during the 10th Indigenous March to defend Mother Earth near San Jose, Bolivia,
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