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Australia to build superhighway for electric vehicles beside Great Barrier Reef

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia is building a superhighway offering free charging stations in a bid to boost use of electric vehicles, the northeastern state of Queensland said on Thursday, most of its route fringed by the Great Barrier Reef tourist attraction.

Japanese companies plan hydrogen supply chain project

TOKYO (Reuters) - A consortium of Japanese companies plans to launch what it says is world's first hydrogen supply chain demonstration project, part of the country's goal of becoming a "hydrogen society".

Honeybees Exposed To Real-World Levels Of Neonicotinoids Die Early, Damaging Colony Health, Research Finds

Honeybees that are exposed to field-realistic (real-world, in other words) levels of neonicotinoid pesticides die earlier than those that are not — thereby reducing overall colony health — according to a new study led by York University. “A worker honeybee has been fitted with a RFID on its back so researchers can record when it […]

UK To Ban Sale Of Diesel & Gas/Petrol Cars By 2040

The UK government is planning to begin banning the sale of all diesel- and petrol/gas-powered cars from 2040 onwards, according to a recent announcement. The move means that consumers wishing to buy a personal car after that date will be required to buy an all-electric model. The decision is intended as a means of helping […]

Angels on the brink after unraveling against Indians

A year ago in Cleveland, the Angels fell further below.500 than they had been in 17 seasons with Mike Scioscia as manager. They were swept over four heavily delayed games, each day threatened by rain, making for a miserable weekend and a worse flight home across the country. This season’s series...

Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates The law imposes new requirements...

GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.

(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.

Check in and stay a while: HBO's 'Guest Book' and TBS' 'Room 104' look at hotel life

Ever wonder who’s stayed in that hotel room before you? Me neither, but apparently there are others who have, thus two new television anthologies that explore the sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous week-to-week life of a short-term rental. HBO’s “Room 104” by Mark and Jay Duplass (“Togetherness,”...

Reduced halftimes and limited commercials: Pac-12 experiment aims for shorter televised football games

The average length of a college football game last season was three hours and 24 minutes, or about the time it takes a commercial jet plane to fly from Los Angeles to Chicago. It was the longest average game time in college football history, and it concerned many of the sports leaders, including...

Tens of thousands object to Michael Vick's induction into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

Michael Vick is not the most popular former Hokie out there. And soon he will not be the most popular person to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Less than two weeks after the college announced its intention to include the recently retired NFL quarterback as one of five 2017...

Trump administration hits Venezuela with more sanctions, targeting civilian and military officials

The Trump administration hit Venezuela with a new round of economic sanctions Wednesday in a bid to discourage President Nicolas Maduro from rewriting his nation's constitution, which U.S. officials said could doom the Latin American democracy. The sanctions target 13 current and former civilian...

Christmas comes early for zoo polar bears with snow in July

RANUA, Finland (Reuters) - A group of polar bears in a zoo in Lapland in northern Finland got an early wintry treat in the summer heat when truckloads of snow were delivered to the Ranua wildlife park on Wednesday.

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