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Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

The NAACP is bringing renewable energy to communities of color.

A new initiative could help alleviate the environmental burdens that black communities face.

Los Angeles schemes to sue major oil companies over climate change.

Two L.A. lawmakers say fossil fuel companies should take financial responsibility for California's enormous disaster relief bill.

Cities are suing oil companies for climate change harms. Could they win?

Who should pay for the significant costs that cities and other local governments incur in responding to climate change? Los Angeles is the most recent city to explore the idea of suing fossil fuel companies for these harms, following in the footsteps of San Francisco, San Mateo County and a growing cohort of other jurisdictions […]

Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. throws wrench into sale process, sources say

An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy the Weinstein Co. has thrown a wrench into plans to sell the struggling studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, according to people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to...

Coping with climate stress in Antarctica

Some Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can't deal with both stressors at the same time, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants force fish to work much harder to survive

Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.

French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.

Rates of great earthquakes not affected by moon phases, day of year

There is an enduring myth that large earthquakes tend to happen during certain phases of the Moon or at certain times during the year. But a new analysis published in Seismological Research Letters confirms that this bit of earthquake lore is incorrect.

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

Ducks' Andrew Cogliano says streak-ending ban is a 'tough pill' to swallow

As the puck dropped in Monday's 3-1 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche, Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano's streak of 830 consecutive games came to an end. Watching the iron-man string of contests come to an end from the press box, Cogliano, uninjured and healthy enough to play, said it was a “tough...

Drought-stricken Cape Town faces dry taps by April 21

As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned by the mayor on Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes by April 21.

What we learned from the Lakers' 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies

Here’s what we learned in the Lakers’ 123-114 loss to Memphis: Lonzo matters Ignore the Big Baller Brand. Ignore the loudmouth patriarch. Ignore the hype. Lonzo Ball, the basketball player, is absolutely critical to the Lakers. The team has yet to win a game without him on the court this season,...

EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of "foreign garbage" from the start of 2018.

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