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Denmark launches global alliance for action on climate change

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A U.S.-based global alliance to speed up efforts to tackle climate change, whose participants inaugural host country Denmark said represented more than a quarter of the world economy, will be launched on Wednesday.

It's a boy! Belgian zoo delighted at Asian elephant's birth

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A healthy male Asian elephant was born at a Belgian zoo on Tuesday in what keepers say is welcome news for their breeding program after the death of a calf last year.

Germany to miss EU green energy goal: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will miss a European Union renewable energy target by a wider margin than previously predicted, a study showed on Wednesday.

New diesel cars no better for environment than petrol cars: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than petrol cars, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying on Wednesday, in a potential further headache for the auto sector.

Desperate night search in Mexico school, other ruins as quake deaths pass 200

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Philippine lawmakers defer decision on appointment of environment minister

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday said they would hold more hearings before deciding whether to confirm the appointment of the country's environment minister, although some said they were likely to approve the ste...

Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226.

China calls on countries to stick to Paris climate accord goals

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the international community to stick to Paris climate accord goals and unswervingly work together to tackle climate change, the official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

Heavy rains batter Mumbai yet again; air, rail traffic hit

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Heavy rains battered India's financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country's second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges.

U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

(Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.

Jose weakens to tropical storm, to bring rip currents to U.S. East Coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Jose, previously a hurricane, has weakened into a tropical storm, but is still likely to bring dangerous surf and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

More than 120 birds dead at Suncor-owned Canada oil sands mine

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - More than 120 birds in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta were killed after getting caught in a pond of oil sands byproducts operated by the country's largest producer Suncor Energy Inc, the local regulator said on Tuesday.

EPA labs across U.S. face consolidation as budget cuts loom

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is consolidating research and testing laboratories to cut costs, sparking criticism the move will undercut its ability to respond to regional disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

Monsoon rains paralyze air, street traffic in Mumbai

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Torrential rains lashed India's financial hub Mumbai for the second time in weeks on Tuesday, flooding low-lying areas and paralyzing traffic at the country's second busiest airport after a plane overshot the runw...

Nine elephants accidentally electrocuted in Botswana

Gaborone (Reuters) - Nine elephants were electrocuted in central Botswana in a freak accident near the village of Dukwi.

Major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hits southern Mexico :USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Macron convinced Trump will see U.S. interests lie inside Paris climate deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he continued to talk to U.S. leader Donald Trump about re-entering the Paris climate pact but that there was no scope for a renegotiation of the existing terms.

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