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No joke: China government warns northern cities to get serious in war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some northern Chinese cities failed to improve air quality by much last month, hitting the smog-prone region's overall results in a drive against pollution, the government said as it warned provincial officials to comply with stringent steps to clear the skies.

Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away - they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavors from peppermint to green tea.

China diesel in rare rally as smog war, tax fears stir supply worries

BEIJING (Reuters) - A rally in China's diesel prices has pushed the fuel to a rare premium over gasoline as dealers scramble to scoop up supplies amid fears of shortages due to Beijing's war on smog and possible tax changes.

Tornado in Indonesia injures 35, damages hundreds of homes

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tornado ripped through a densely populated area in Indonesia's East Java province on Wednesday, injuring 35 people and damaging more than 600 homes, the head of the local disaster mitigation official said.

Britain to hike levy on diesel cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will increase the tax paid by those driving new diesel cars that do not meet the latest emissions standards from next year, in the latest blow to the hard-pressed sector.

Quake magnitude 5.0 strikes southwest Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit southwest Turkey at 2022 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world is getting brighter, but scientists say that may not be a good thing.

Kremlin says no proof Russia was source of radioactive pollution

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There has to date been no confirmation from any Russian government agencies that there was an incident on Russian soil that could have caused raised levels of pollution from a radioactive isotope, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

UK to seek to cut plastic waste through tax system, charges: Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will look into ways to reduce plastic waste through the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday during his budget speech to parliament.

South Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp's permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week's spill finds the company violated its license.

Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali has let out a puff of black smoke and ash in a small eruption, prompting Singapore to advise its citizens to be ready to evacuate the holiday island at short notice amid concern about a bigger eruption.

India's top court upholds ban on petroleum coke in New Delhi area

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court on Wednesday upheld the ban on use of petroleum coke in and around New Delhi as the country battles to clean the air in its capital, one of the world's most polluted cities.

Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place.

Australia's weather bureau issues La Nina alert

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued an alert on Tuesday for a La Nina weather event next month, saying the chance it would take place was triple the normal likelihood.

Philippines minister to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to lift it

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Wednesday he would keep a ban on open pit mining after President Rodrigo Duterte rejected a recommendation by a government panel to reverse...

Poland reacts coolly to EU court warning of fines for logging

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland reacted coolly to a warning it could incur fines for continuing to log in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, saying on Tuesday its actions were lawful.

Russia's Rosatom complex says it is not behind higher radioactivity

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Mayak nuclear reprocessing plant, owned by Russian state nuclear company Rosatom and located in the southern Urals, said on Tuesday it was not the source of increased levels of ruthenium 106 in the atmosphere in late September-early October.

New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.

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