• Center of tropical storm Selma to make landfall in El Salvador: NHC

    Reuters News: (Reuters) – The center of tropical storm Selma is expected to make landfall in El Salvador on Saturday before it rapidly weakens and dissipates over the mountains of Central America, the National Hurricane Center said. Selma is about 80 miles (130 km) south-southeast of San Salvador where...
  • Obama discriminated against coal, nuclear: U.S. energy secretary

    Reuters News: CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The United States discriminated against the nuclear and coal industries under the administration of former President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Former U.S. President Barack Obama campaigns in support of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate...
  • Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

    Reuters News: OSLO (Reuters) – Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Police and...
  • U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

    Reuters News: THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency’s goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency...
  • U.S. firm to build solar plants in blackout-plagued Gaza

    Reuters News: GAZA (Reuters) – The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the U.S.-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages. Gaza was already chronically...
  • NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Turks and Caicos Islands

    Reuters News: (Reuters) – A low pressure system, about 100 miles east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. “Some development of this low will...
  • Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

    Reuters News: HANOI (Reuters) – At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday. Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. A typhoon wrecked havoc across...
  • France's EDF fixing pipe problem at 20 nuclear reactors

    Reuters News: PARIS (Reuters) – French utility EDF is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors after discovering they might not be strong enough to withstand earthquakes, posing a risk to cooling systems, it said on Wednesday. In a note to French nuclear regulator ASN, EDF classified the...
  • Gas trucks boom in China as government curbs diesel in war on smog

    Reuters News: YUTIAN, China (Reuters) – On a recent morning in Yutian, a dusty town bisected by the highway that connects Beijing to the sea, Su Meiquan strolled into a dealership packed with hulking trucks and prepared to drive off with a brand new rig. After years of driving...