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Hundreds Die in India and Pakistan after Heaviest Rain in 50 years

By Abu Arqam Naqash and Adnan Abidi MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them...

September 9, 2014

GM Focuses on Safety in Driverless Vehicle Announcement

Driverless cars came to the forefront of transportation discussions this weekend when General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced her company's plan to add "hands-free and feet-free" driving capabilities to some 2017 models...

September 9, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Stealth Wind Turbines Avoid Radar Interference in France

France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimize interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes. EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewables unit of state-controlled utility EDF, aims to install the new Vestas-built turbines next spring in the "Ensemble Eolien Catalan" wind farm near Perpignan and start operating them over the course of 2015...

September 5, 2014

Aging Nuclear Reactors May Close in Japan

Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to scrap a quarter of the country's 48 reactors, which are either too old or too costly to upgrade to meet new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday...

September 5, 2014

Drought Leaves up to 2.8 Million Hungry in Central America

A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America and as many as 2.81 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, though the region's coffee crop has been largely unscathed...

September 4, 2014

Is Germany's Green Zeal Turning Brown?

For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes...

September 4, 2014

U.N. Chief Tries to Kick-Start Sagging Enthusiasm for Climate Deal

By Ben Garside and Valerie Volcovici LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this month hopes to reinvigorate the years-long effort to forge a global climate deal, even as concerns grow over whether the final pact will be rigorous enough to address threats to the environment...

September 4, 2014

Carbon Tax Repeal Boosts Australian Pollution

(Reuters) - Carbon emissions and electricity demand in Australia have risen in the two months since the government repealed a tax on emissions, bucking a nearly six-year long trend of decline, an energy consultancy said on Thursday...

September 4, 2014

Costco Fined and Forced to Fix Refrigerant Leaks

(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp will pay a $335,000 fine and spend about $2 million over three years to fix refrigerant leaks and make other improvements at 274 stores to settle allegations that the warehouse club operator violated the federal Clean Air Act...

September 3, 2014
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