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  • Biofuel groups ask U.S. government to slow small refinery waiver program
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Biofuel groups urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to either stop granting exemptions from the nation's biofuel laws to smaller oil refineries or to force larger plants to make up the difference.
  • Two firefighters hurt battling fierce Yosemite blaze
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    A wildfire burning at the western edge of Yosemite National Park that has already killed one firefighter has injured two more, officials said on Wednesday, as crews sought to gain a measure of control over the flames ahead of dangerous thunderstorms.
  • U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.
  • California wildfire moves toward Yosemite, small mountain towns
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.
  • Two reported shark attacks close New York's Fire Island beaches
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Two shark attacks were reported off Fire Island National Seashore east of New York City on Wednesday, with officials analyzing a tooth removed from one teenage victim's leg to determine what bit him, authorities said.
  • Hot, dry conditions may stoke largely unchecked California wildfire
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Hot, dry weather conditions on Wednesday may stoke a largely unchecked California wildfire near Yosemite National Park as crews battle through steep terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.
  • UK to require big companies to report CO2 emissions from April 2019
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Big companies will have to report their energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and energy efficiency measures in their annual reports from next April under a new framework set out by the British government on Wednesday.
  • Palm oil from Indonesia's shrinking forests taints global brands: report
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Palm oil sourced from illegally cleared rainforest areas in Indonesia has flowed through traders to major consumer goods brands despite widespread commitments to cease purchases of non-sustainable oil, a new report says.
  • U.S. EPA eases Obama-era standards on toxic coal ash
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency's first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists.
  • Marriott hotels to eliminate plastic straws by July 2019
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel chain, plans to remove disposable plastic straws and stirrers from its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by July 2019, the company said on Wednesday.
  • UK PM May says government will publish new environment legislation
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government would bring forward a new piece of environment legislation, building on a previously published 25-year plan to improve the environment for future generations.
  • Faster, Higher, Hotter: Tokyo weather prompts 2020 fears
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    As the two-year mark approaches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan is being scorched by an intense heatwave that has prompted fears of similar extreme weather when the sporting showpiece takes place in the country.
  • Bulgarian farmers protest against mass livestock slaughter
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Hundreds of farmers from around Bulgaria rallied in the capital Sofia on Wednesday against the government-ordered mass slaughter of livestock following the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).
  • Vietnam orders vessels back to port, braces for Son Tinh tropical storm
    published on July 18th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
    Vietnam has ordered vessels back to port and prepared evacuation plans in flood-prone northern provinces as tropical storm "Son Tinh" was expected to make landfall later on Wednesday.

 
 

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