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06/23/2018 02:28 AM
Exclusive: India speeds up environmental approvals in industry, alarms activists
PEDAVEEDU, India (Reuters) - India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly.

06/22/2018 07:44 PM
Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

06/22/2018 07:41 PM
Brazil cane crop size hard to gauge due to irregular rains
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Sugar market players in Brazil are diverging widely about the size of the 2018-19 cane crop in the center-south, the world's largest sugar producing region, as erratic weather makes it difficult to assess the season's likely final tally.

06/22/2018 07:33 PM
VW may seek damages from ex-CEO Winterkorn over dieselgate
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen is reviewing whether to seek damages from former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when it emerged the carmaker had cheated on emissions tests, supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.

06/22/2018 07:15 PM
Showers soak much of U.S. Corn Belt; more storms next week
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rains soaked portions of the U.S. Corn Belt this week, swamping fields in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, and more storms are expected early next week ahead of a warm-up, meteorologists said Friday.

06/22/2018 04:36 PM
Sri Lanka court orders arrest of villagers who killed leopard
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lanka court on Friday ordered the arrest of villagers who beat a leopard to death after the big cat, an endangered animal in the country, eluded capture by wildlife officials.

06/22/2018 03:47 PM
Spanish photographer seeks to help abandoned pets
MADRID (Reuters) - Emilio Cuenca makes a living taking portraits of pets but in his spare time snaps rescue animals, hoping that his pictures will encourage people to adopt mistreated and abandoned dogs and cats.

06/22/2018 12:58 PM
ERCOT expects Texas power demand to break June record in heat wave
(Reuters) - Homes and businesses in Texas are expected to set a daily electricity consumption record for June on Friday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of most of the state's power grid.

06/22/2018 11:13 AM
Hundreds of Israelis surf against gas rig in Guinness record bid
HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - Hundreds of Israeli surfers in black skull-and-crossbones shirts took to the waves on Friday in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental damage from off-shore gas development.

06/22/2018 08:28 AM
Japan volcano featured in 'James Bond' movie erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese volcano that figured in a 1960s James Bond movie erupted explosively on Friday for the first time since April, sending smoke thousands of meters into the air, less than a week after a strong earthquake shook the country's west.