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08/17/2017 11:52 AM
Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car in strategic shift
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy - one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and other rivals.

08/16/2017 10:34 PM
Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead
FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

08/16/2017 10:21 PM
Gert strengthens into Category 2 hurricane, moves off to sea: NHC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Gert, swirling away from land in the Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia, strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

08/16/2017 07:57 PM
U.S. forecaster says 40 percent chance of cyclone east of Lesser Antilles
(Reuters) - A low pressure system about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a 40 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

08/16/2017 03:13 PM
Firefighters contain destructive wildfire near Athens
ATHENS (Reuters) - Firefighters on Wednesday contained a wildfire burning for nearly four days near Athens after it destroyed thousands of hectares of pine forest and dozens of homes.

08/16/2017 01:33 PM
Swiss, EU move closer to linking emissions trading systems
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland and the European Union have moved closer to linking their carbon emissions trading systems (ETS) after the European Commission and Swiss government gave their backing for a deal.

08/16/2017 10:03 AM
China to ban primary mercury mining by 2032 as convention comes into force
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban the production and trade of a range of products containing mercury by 2020, including thermometers and blood pressure monitors, and ban primary mercury mining by 2032, as a global pact to cut pollution from the metal comes into effect.

08/16/2017 09:56 AM
Northern China air quality worsens in January-July: ministry
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air quality worsened in China's northern region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in the first seven months of this year, piling pressure on authorities to crack down on firms in their efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 pollution targets.

08/16/2017 07:04 AM
Flash floods hit Freeport Indonesia's mining operations
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flash floods have left one worker missing and caused extensive damage to a power plant at U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia's operations in the eastern-most province of Papua, company officials said on Wednesday.

08/16/2017 02:04 AM
Trump infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.