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Britain puts $35 million into natural disaster hedge fund

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance.

Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

Britain puts $35 million into natural disaster hedge fund: source

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund aiming to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Time to engrave the Oscars for the acting races?

They won at the Golden Globes. They triumphed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. And, last weekend, they took home prizes from the British Film Academy. Is there any possible scenario in which Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney don’t win the acting Oscars next Sunday?...

What we learned from the Kings' 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars

The Kings were not set up well for 60 minutes against a Ken Hitchcock-coached team. They had just finished seven straight games away from home, with one day of rest, and had to take on the stubborn, hard-forechecking style that the Dallas Stars are known for under Hitchcock. The result was not...

Underrated/Overrated: Letitia Wright shines in 'Black Panther,' and 'The Push' looks grim

UNDERRATED Chris Rock’s “Tamborine” on Netflix: Maybe it’s a result of the streaming service’s habit of flooding the field with stand-up comedy, but more attention should be given to the first special in 10 years by an undisputed master of the form. Rock sounds energized with material on police...

U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule's implementation.

Stocks rise, led by technology companies and banks

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP are leading technology companies higher, and banks are also rising as U.S. indexes climb in early trading Friday. Blue Buffalo Pet Products jumped after General Mills agreed to buy the pet food maker. Bond yields continued to recede from the four-year highs they...

How designer Nate Berkus blended old and new in his L.A. kitchen remodel

When designer Nate Berkus renovated the kitchen above the garage - it's actually the home's original carriage house - his goal was to salvage as much of the charm and character of the original 1928 Spanish Colonial as he could. But he had no intention of living in the past.

Alarming dry conditions in California setting new records

California is headed to a dry finish to February, historically one of the state’s wettest months. The state has been getting cold storms in recent days, which have been responsible for plunging temperatures, but the systems have been dry because they’ve been coming inland, north from Canada, instead...

Image: Bering Strait

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.

Norway's wealth fund eyes low-carbon society in energy investments

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will generally shun investments in energy sources such as coal that are unlikely to be needed in a future low-carbon society, it said on Friday.

Rusia intentó por décadas sembrar discordia en los EE.UU.; lo logró con las redes sociales

Rusia ha troleado a los Estados Unidos por décadas. Financió a los autores estadounidenses que afirmaban que Lee Harvey Oswald asesinó al presidente Kennedy comandado por el FBI y la CIA; plantó artículos argumentando que Martin Luther King Jr. no era lo suficientemente radical e hizo correr una...

MarsFest in Death Valley brings the Red Planet down to Earth

If the surface of Mars needed a stand-in, Death Valley might be its double. Two decades ago, scientists found the sparse desert landscape the best place to test the Mars rover. Now scientists and engineers will gather this weekend to talk about the relationship between the national park and science...

Chase your Olympic dream

Olympic fever? If you have an inner Franz Klammer or Jamaican bobsledder you need to release, we have the outlet for you. Look out Eddie the Eagle, here we come. Curling, Pasadena, Valencia Admit it, you giggle. Stop. Curling is cool. “One of the great things about curling,” said Liza Beres, president...

The Moviegoer, Feb. 25-March 3

Chocolate Babies Stephen Winter’s 1997 political satire centers on a group of LGBTQ black and Asian performers and activists, most of whom are HIV-positive, as they target local politicians who oppose an AIDS hospice in their neighborhood. Part of The Black Book series. A discussion will follow...

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