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  • Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing grows
    published on November 16th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday as authorities posted an expanded list of nearly 300 people reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.
  • PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire
    published on November 16th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.
  • Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs.
  • California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto unit, alleging the company's glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease.
  • California regulator says agency does not want PG&E to go bankrupt: Bloomberg
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    A California Public Utilities Commission official told investors on a conference call that the agency does not want PG&E Corp to go into bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
  • A slew of electric truck plans may deliver the goods for China's EV ambitions
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    Having just broken ground for a new factory in the southern Chinese province of Hunan, the head of electric car startup Singulato Motors has grand plans: build up to 50,000 electric vans per year and ride the crest of a wave for e-truck demand in China.
  • Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    Tesla Inc has cut prices on its residential solar systems by as much as 25 percent in a bid to lift lagging sales after the company streamlined its sales and marketing organization, a company official told Reuters on Thursday.
  • U.S. regulators ease banking rules in light of California fires
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    Banks that operate in fire-blasted regions of California will not be punished if they ease loan terms or miss some federal reporting requirements, federal banking regulators said on Thursday.
  • California taps war-zone DNA specialists after wildfire
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    Paradise looked like a war zone when authorities decided to turn to a team of combat-trained DNA specialists to quickly identify human remains believed to be in the charred ruins left after a wildfire incinerated the northern California town.
  • Two ports in Kuwait resume maritime traffic after shutdown due to bad weather
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    Maritime traffic has resumed in Kuwait's Sheweikh and AL-Doha ports after a temporary closure due to bad weather, but Shuaiba port remains closed, Kuwait's Port Authority said on Thursday,
  • Trump's FERC nominee to seek counsel if coal bailout plan returns
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to join a key panel of independent energy regulators, who helped roll out a Department of Energy (DOE) directive to bail out aging coal and nuclear plants, told senators on Thursday he did not know if he would recuse himself if the issue reappears before the commission.
  • Mountain gorillas off 'critically endangered' list in rare recovery
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    Central African mountain gorillas came off the 'critically endangered' species list on Thursday following a rare and dramatic recovery in numbers over the past decade.
  • Kinder Morgan's Miss. Gulf LNG export plant passes environmental test
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc's proposed Gulf liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Mississippi took a step toward receiving federal approval for construction on Thursday after staff at the federal energy regulator issued a draft environmental report.
  • Exclusive: At U.N. climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal
    published on November 15th, 2018 at 02:20 AM
    The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year's talks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.


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