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05/23/2017 05:06 PM
U.S. government to sue Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government plans to file a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software to bypass emission controls in diesel vehicles, two sources briefed on the matter said.

05/23/2017 03:52 PM
Merkel calls for unity in climate talks before G7 as U.S. holds out
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged world nations on Tuesday to work together to fight global warming and, in a bid to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to drop any plans to ditch the Paris climate deal, argued there would be economic benefits.

05/23/2017 03:18 PM
Daimler board members not targeted in German prosecutor probe: source
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler's board members are not personally under investigation as part of a fraud probe being conducted by the Stuttgart public prosecutor, a company source said on Tuesday.

05/23/2017 01:43 PM
Company climate risk disclosure could become mandatory in a few years
LONDON (Reuters) - Companies' disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday.

05/23/2017 12:26 PM
CEO says changing VW culture proving tougher than expected
HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Some Volkswagen managers are struggling to adapt to the German carmaker's drive to improve accountability after its diesel emissions fraud, its chief executive said, suggesting it could take years to establish a new corporate culture.

05/23/2017 07:01 AM
Rain brings relief to China's parched grain fields
BEIJING (Reuters) - Heavy rains this week have brought relief to parched fields in China's major grain producing regions, breaking a months-long dry spell that had slowed corn planting and hit winter wheat crops.

05/23/2017 01:53 AM
Hawaii faces more flooding with possible record high tides
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Hawaii will likely suffer more coastal flooding this week driven by record high tides, a symptom of global warming that could become routine within decades, scientists said Monday.

05/22/2017 03:28 PM
South Africa declares Western Cape province a drought disaster area
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904".

05/22/2017 12:55 PM
Ahead of Exxon's annual meeting, climate activists gain ground
BOSTON (Reuters) - Shareholder activists focused on climate issues are gaining traction in their push to have large energy companies and utilities take account of the impact rising global temperatures could have on their businesses.

05/22/2017 12:03 PM
Exclusive: Trump EPA transition chief laments slow progress in killing green rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who led President Donald Trump's transition team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Myron Ebell, told a conservative conference last month that the new administration is moving too slowly to unravel climate change regulations.