PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Two weeks after fountains of lava and poisonous gas from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the middle of the night, things were only getting worse for residents on Friday following one of its largest eruptions and worst sulfur emissions. A soldier of the Hawaii
BERLIN (Reuters) – German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany’s top administrative court confirmed on Friday. Traffic signs which ban diesel cars are installed by workers at the Max-Brauer Allee in downtown Hamburg, Germany May 16,
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands will ban the use of coal in electricity generation in the coming decade and shut down two of its five coal-fired plants at the end of 2024 unless they switch fuels. The law announced by economy minister Eric Wiebes on Friday applies to plants build in the 1990s, while newer
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on May 29, India’s weather office said in a statement on Friday. The monsoon, the lifeblood of the country’s $2 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70 percent of rains that India needs to water farms and recharge reservoirs and aquifers.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Production of Canada’s biggest crop, canola, has expanded rapidly in recent years amid strong demand for the vegetable oil it produces. But the other processed canola product, meal, takes a backseat to U.S. soymeal to feed certain livestock, due to a reduced protein level. Seed developer DowDuPont Inc hopes to change
LONDON (Reuters) – Sixty global investors on Friday called on the oil and gas industry to do more to tackle climate change, ratcheting up pressure on company boards ahead of several high profile annual shareholder meetings. FILE PHOTO: An energy installation on a property leased to Devon Energy Production Company by the Catholic Archdiocese of
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month. Only a last-minute request from the governor of the island, bemoaning the “fragile
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours. “This has relieved pressure temporarily,” U.S. Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs told a
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – An EU court upheld on Thursday a partial ban on three insecticides known as neonicotinoids, saying that the European Commission had been right in 2013 to restrict their use to protect bees. Bees are seen on the frame of a beehive in Denee, Belgium, May 15, 2018. Picture taken May 15, 2018.
VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) – “Ballistic blocks” the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said. People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Wednesday suffered its 15th defeat on legislation that will end Britain’s membership of the European Union when parliament’s upper chamber voted in favour of adding environmental safeguards to the bill. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends the unveiling of the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett on
BERLIN (Reuters) – It is not in Germany’s interests to weaken its scandal-hit car industry so much that it is no longer able to invest in future technologies, Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the 2018 budget debate at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany,
(Reuters) – Powerful storms packing high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages in an area home to tens of millions of people. Storm clouds gather over Reston, Virginia, U.S., May 14, 2018 in this still image obtained from social
OSLO (Reuters) – An architect of the Paris climate agreement urged governments on Tuesday to halt oil exploration in the Arctic, saying drilling was not economical and warming threatened the environmentally fragile region. FILE PHOTO: Former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres speaks to the media after Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis nominated her
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility that officials will order thousands more residents to evacuate before access routes are cut off. Since May 3 when Kilauea began erupting, 19 lava-spewing fissures have opened about 25