Chemical giants see growth in green, clean tech

(Reuters) – Chemical companies Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are seeing increased benefits in building sustainable “green” products, as they look for newer avenues of growth and build a stronger connection with millenials.


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As temperatures soar, desperate Gazans try any means to beat heat

GAZA (Reuters) – As Middle East summer temperatures soar above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), Gazans are struggling to stay cool amid a power crisis, with less than four hours of electricity a day and little chance to run fans and air-conditioners.


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Canada top court rules for aboriginals on seismic testing permits

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s top court on Wednesday handed aboriginals a partial victory on the need to be consulted on resource projects, throwing out permits to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas in the north but dismissing a separate attempt to quash changes to an Enbridge Inc pipeline.


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Electric cars win? Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine.


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Rescuers on war footing as flooding hits western, eastern India

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) – Floods and relentless rain in India’s western state of Gujarat have killed at least 75 people and displaced over 25,000 over the past three weeks, officials said on Wednesday.


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Crews gain ground against Montana wildfire, largest in U.S.

(Reuters) – Fire crews gained ground on Tuesday against a nearly week-old wildfire that has torched more than two dozens buildings and charred hundreds of square miles of Montana prairie and is currently the biggest fire burning in the United States.


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Paw power: China plans 100 panda-shaped solar plants on new Silk Road

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – In a country where you can find everything from chopsticks to slippers designed to look like pandas, one Chinese energy company is going a step further by building 100 solar farms shaped like the bears along the route of the ambitious Belt and Road initiative.


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Indonesia’s disaster agency says forest fire threat to escalate

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) has warned of an escalating threat of forest fires with the dry season expected to peak in coming months, while hot spots detected in the province of Aceh have already been causing choking smoke.


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State prosecutors sue EPA over chemical safety rule delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of 11 Democratic state prosecutors sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to force it to implement rules designed to prevent chemical spills and other industrial accidents at facilities such as refineries and fertilizer plants, according to a federal court filing.


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Montana blaze rages as California crews gain ground on wildfire

(Reuters) – The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze near Yosemite National Park on Monday, authorities said.


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