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Carbon limits to put $2 trillion of coal, oil, gas projects at risk: report

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Up to $2 trillion in petroleum and coal projects will not be needed if the world takes action to limit warming of the planet to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a report released this week ahead of a global climate summit in Paris.

EPA expected to nudge higher biofuels mandates: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes a final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in the coming days, sources said.

Shell Canada fined C$825,000 for 2013 refinery odor leak

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Ontario government on Tuesday ordered Shell Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, to pay C$825,000 ($620,487.36) in fines for discharging a contaminating odor from its Sarnia refinery in 2013.

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Peru-Brazil border, no damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A major quake of magnitude 7.5 struck the Peruvian-Brazilian border in the Amazon basin on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Deep 7.5 quake shakes remote Peru jungle region

A deep 7.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken a sparsely populated jungle region near the triple border of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 5:45 p.m. EST and had a depth of 374 miles. Its epicenter...

Clinton got an A for her climate knowledge. How did Trump do? HA!

Scientists graded presidential candidates on their public statements on climate science. Here's how they fared.

Magnitude 7.1 quake hits eastern Peru: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck eastern Peru on Tuesday, close to the border with Brazil, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

John Stamos takes plea deal in DUI, won't do jail time

John Stamos has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI, avoiding jail time but taking on probation and some drug counseling. The "Grandfathered" actor, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Beverly Hills in June, will be on informal probation for three years and has been...

New leader may not mean new climate policies, despite Australian solar success

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Soaring electricity prices, high solar panel uptake and plenty of sunshine are pushing Australia to the forefront of a solar battery storage revolution driven by Silicon Valley firms like Tesla Motors Inc and Enph...

Drought holds back Thailand's retail store expansion

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Sales have fallen at all but one of Thailand's major supermarket retailers as the worst drought in a decade strikes at the heart of the farming sector - the backbone of the rural economy - and frustrates plans to open more stores in the provinces.

Canada's Ontario sets 2050 goal for cut in greenhouse gases

(Reuters) - Canada's most populous province, Ontario, said on Tuesday it would aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, although it offered only hints of how it hopes to slow climate change.

China Is Absolutely Destroying the US on Clean Energy

When world leaders convene on Monday in Paris for two weeks of high-stakes climate negotiations, one of the top items on the agenda will be how developing nations should prepare for and help to slow global warming. Opponents to President...Show More Summary

Doctors recount the Paris terror attacks: 'This is the civil application of war medicine'

On the morning of Friday, Nov. 13, doctors throughout Paris — along with emergency personnel from the city’s fire brigade — held a drill to hone their response to a multiple-shooting disaster. Several hours later, when terrorists really did stage shootings and bombings throughout the city, many...

Watch this insanely cool simulation of deep Antarctic water

This cold, salty abyss is much more interesting than the one you might be experiencing this holiday season.

'Good Dinosaur' and 'Creed' to battle 'Hunger Games' at holiday box office

Animated dinosaurs and an up-and-coming boxer will fight “The Hunger Games” for box-office dominance over the Thanksgiving weekend, as Hollywood hopes for a busy five days of clashing heavyweights. Pixar’s new computer-animated film “The Good Dinosaur” and the “Rocky” franchise spinoff “Creed”...

Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant' is a brutal test for awards voters

Early press coverage of "The Revenant" has focused on the grueling experience director Alejandro G. Inarritu and star Leonardo DiCaprio had shooting their frontier epic. After the film screened to an attentive audience of media and awards voters Monday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Here are the latest market-tested words for selling climate action

Words have power in discussions about climate change. Here are the phrases you should use and the phrases you should avoid.

Discovery Channel boss claims “dramatic shift” in approach to science

With new leadership, Discovery is planning to air programming that's scientifically credible.

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