China to suspend some car production over fuel consumption standards

China to suspend some car production over fuel consumption standards

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will suspend the production of 553 passenger vehicle models that have failed to meet the government’s fuel consumption standards, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday. The suspension will take effect from Jan. 1, Xinhua said, citing the China Vehicle Technology Service Centre. The models include products from several major domestic producers and joint ventures such as FAW-Volkswagen, Beijing Benz Automotive, Chery and Dongfeng Motor Corporation. […]

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Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some 36,000 homes and businesses in British Columbia lost power due to ice storms in western Canada on Saturday, and workers rushed to restore service before nightfall as forecasters predicted extremely cold temperatures across the nation. Electric utility BC Hydro warned on Twitter that conditions remained hazardous in the affected area of southwestern British Columbia, which is known as Fraser Valley, due to downed power lines. Canada […]

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3 Sharks Die of Apparent Cold Shock On Cape Cod

3 Sharks Die of Apparent Cold Shock On Cape Cod

Three sharks found on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this week likely died of “cold shock” as frigid winter temperatures hit the East Coast, according to shark experts. The three thresher sharks were all males and all close to 14 feet long. Two were found Wednesday on Wellfleet and Orleans beaches. The third was discovered Friday near Brewster. Atlantic White Shark Conservancy experts examined each animal and determined they “likely succumbed” […]

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3 Sharks Die of Apparent Cold Shock At Cape Cod

3 Sharks Die of Apparent Cold Shock At Cape Cod

Three sharks found on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this week likely died of “cold shock” as frigid winter temperatures hit the East Coast, according to shark experts. The three thresher sharks were all males and all close to 14 feet long. Two were found Wednesday on Wellfleet and Orleans beaches. The third was discovered Friday near Brewster. Atlantic White Shark Conservancy experts examined each animal and determined they “likely succumbed” […]

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Serbian authorities uncover 25 tonnes of illegally stored toxic waste

Serbian authorities uncover 25 tonnes of illegally stored toxic waste

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbian police and the state security agency have uncovered a massive stockpile of toxic waste and arrested the owner of the company that illegally stored it, the government said on Friday. The 25 tonnes of waste, in poorly sealed barrels containing various chemicals including benzene and toluene, was found in a privately-owned storage area in the Obrenovac municipality, around 50 kilometers southwest of Belgrade. The police action […]

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Russian environmental activist hospitalized after beating

Russian environmental activist hospitalized after beating

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A leading Russian environmental activist said on Friday he had been hospitalized after being severely beaten by unknown assailants in the southern city of Krasnodar. Andrei Rudomakha, head of the Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus NGO, told Reuters he and a group of activists were assaulted late on Thursday upon returning from the Black Sea coastal city of Gelendzhik where they were documenting the illegal construction […]

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Trump Administration Moves To Weaken Offshore Safety Rules Prompted By 2010 Spill

Trump Administration Moves To Weaken Offshore Safety Rules Prompted By 2010 Spill

The moved on Thursday to eliminate key offshore safety regulations adopted in the wake of the deadly , the biggest in the nation’s history. The move to cut the safety regulations came just hours before President   that “we could use a ” to counteract winter temperatures. Dropping the rules is intended to “,” stated the document outlining the changes by the Department of the Interior’s . Some of the proposals for relaxing […]

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