Environment

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country’s lights on and cut power prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won support from his Conservative party for a plan to end
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LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) – At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Firefighters were battling 50 blazes in Portugal and a similar number in Spain. Portugal’s government asked for international help and declared a state of emergency in
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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country’s north and center last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said. Last week’s floods were the worst in years, the government and state-run Vietnam Television said, with thousands of homes submerged. Another 200 houses collapsed and several
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SANTA ROSA (Reuters) – Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state’s worst natural disasters in years. Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more to evacuate their
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said. The EU is aiming to reach a deal over carbon market reforms ahead of United Nations climate talks in
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