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EXCLUSIVE Mexico postpones low sulfur diesel rule until 2025, ministry says

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MEXICO CITY, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Mexico on Friday delayed for three years a rule mandating that new trucks and buses use low-sulfur diesel, arguing the fuel is not currently available everywhere in the country, according to an environment ministry official and a document seen by Reuters. COMARNAT, a government......

U.S. regulators to unveil blueprint to tackle financial climate risks

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WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – A top U.S. regulatory panel is scheduled on Thursday to unveil recommendations for ensuring the financial system can withstand risks created by climate change, a development that could ultimately lead to new rules and stricter oversight for Wall Street. The report by the Financial Stability......

Big nations must stretch further to limit climate change – U.S. envoy Kerry

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MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s major economies must “stretch to do more” at next month’s U.N. climate talks to show they are serious about wanting to tackle global warming, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday. The COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to secure more ambitious climate......

Biden says he’ll ‘work like hell’ to pass infrastructure, social spending bills

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WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday he was going to “work like hell” to get both an infrastructure bill and a multi-trillion-dollar social spending bill passed through Congress and plans to travel more to bolster support with Americans. Biden visited the Capitol on Friday......

Eyes of the world will be on Scotland for climate summit, queen says

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LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s attention will be focused on Scotland for next month’s climate summit, Queen Elizabeth told Scottish lawmakers on Saturday, adding that they would have an important role making a better, healthier world. The queen opened the Scottish parliament on Saturday with fond remarks, four......

La Palma volcano eruption forces stay-home order for some residents

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LA PALMA, Spain, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Authorities told several thousand residents of La Palma to stay home because of worsening air quality as the erupting volcano on the Spanish island spewed red-hot lava and thick clouds of black smoke. Emergency services issued a lockdown order on Friday night for......

EXCLUSIVE White House, top Democrats agree to boost carbon capture credit in budget bill -sources

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WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The White House and top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to boost a tax credit for industrial carbon capture projects in a deal that could help solidify support for the budget reconciliation bill at the heart of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, two sources with knowledge......

Pelosi says House to vote on infrastructure bill, outcome uncertain

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WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill championed by President Joe Biden and passed in a bipartisan Senate vote, the chamber’s top Democrat said, even as some in her party threaten to vote against it. Speaker of the......

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts for first time in nearly a year

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Sept 30 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano, in its first eruption in nearly a year, was filling the crater at its summit with hot red lavaand clouding the skies with volcanic smog on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The latest eruption of Hawaii’s youngest and most active volcano......

REUTERS IMPACT China’s Huayou Cobalt seeks lithium as expands battery minerals portfolio

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Batteries for electric vehicles are manufactured at a factory in Dongguan, China September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt (603799.SS) is seeking to invest in lithium mining and processing, its executive vice chairman told Reuters, as China’s biggest cobalt refiner strives to expand its......

China power crunch slams factories as coal lobby warns woes could stay until winter

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SHENYANG, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Small firms caught in China’s prolonged energy crunch are turning to diesel generators, or simply shutting shop, as coal industry officials voiced fears about stockpiles ahead of winter and manufacturing shrank in the world’s no. 2 economy. Beijing is scrambling to deliver more coal......

EXCLUSIVE The king of oil bets on batteries for a green world

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Alex Beard, head of oil at trading firm Glencore, looks on during an interview in Tlalnepantla, state of Mexico, Mexico, August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo Beard’s fund to invest in UK battery storage Batteries can cushion shocks and help power trading UK facing energy crisis LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters)......

U.S. trade officials delay decision on new solar tariffs

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Solar panels are seen at the Desert Stateline project near Nipton, California, U.S. August 16, 2021. Picture taken August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett/File Photo Sept 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday asked a group of anonymous domestic solar manufacturers for additional information before it would consider a......

U.S. to declare 23 species, including ivory-billed woodpecker, officially extinct

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Sept 29 (Reuters) – The ivory-billed woodpecker, whose last confirmed sighting was nearly 80 years ago, is one of 23 federally protected species that would be officially declared extinct – the most ever at one time – under a U.S. government proposal announced on Wednesday. Although the woodpecker and some......

In Arizona, Rio Tinto CEO seeks ‘win-win’ for Resolution copper project

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A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray Sept 29 (Reuters) – A key Native American leader in Arizona declined to meet Rio Tinto Plc’s (RIO.L)(RIO.AX) chief executive this week, the latest roadblock in the mining......

U.S. natgas falls on mild weather, expected big storage build

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Natural gas is transferred into the SoCalGas system after being collected and purified at a Calgren collection facility in Pixley, California, U.S., October 2, 2019. Picture taken October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Sept 29 (Reuters) – U.S. natural gas futures dropped almost 7% on Wednesday after posting a seven-year......

Besieged by seaweed, Caribbean scrambles to make use of the stuff

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PUERTO MORELOS, Mexico Sept 29 (Reuters) – As the sun rises in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state, home to the white sandy beaches of Cancun and Tulum, Rear Admiral Alejandro Lopez Zenteno readies his sailors for another day of dragging rafts of brown seaweed to shore and out of view of......

Democrats mobilize to extend government funding, avert shutdown

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WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress on Wednesday mobilized to defuse one of several crises they face this week, saying they would vote to head off an imminent government shutdown before funding expires at midnight on Thursday. The Senate could vote on Wednesday or Thursday to fund the......

Drowning girl statue causes a stir in Bilbao

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BILBAO, Spain, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Staring impassively out from the murky waters of Bilbao’s River Nervion, the eerily lifelike face of a young girl drowning in the tide has been unsettling people in the Spanish city since she appeared unannounced last week. Mexican hyperrealist artist Ruben Orozco created the......

Little fluffy clouds may help save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

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SYDNEY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – To slow the speed at which high temperatures and warm waters bleach the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists are spraying droplets of ocean water into the sky to form clouds to protect the environmental treasure. Researchers working on the so-called Cloud Brightening......

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