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BHP pressed to quit Australian mining lobby over climate views

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP on Tuesday urged shareholders to vote down a resolution aimed at getting the mining giant to quit Australia's top mining lobby group, but said it will separately review its membership of industry bodies.

Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.

Researcher wants to put the power to model air pollution into your hands

When we talk about studying air pollution, we typically think of official government agencies and university labs, measuring particles and tracking wind speed – and with good reason. Until very recently, modeling the movement of pollution in the air required very complex calculations – models that often took days and even weeks to run. Show More Summary

Before his bid to become California governor, John Cox took on some guy named Obama

The candidate was opposed to entrenched lawmakers doing favors for friends and sold himself as an anti-corruption reformer in favor of limited government. Was it the 2004 Illinois Senate race or the 2018 California governor’s race? For John Cox, it was both. In the heat of the 2003 Illinois U.S....

Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety

(Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth -- particularly when a real disaster strikes. Show More Summary

Why aren't house sparrows as big as geese?

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A group of researchers spent twelve seasons making some house sparrows bigger and others smaller. Their experiment showed how evolution works to match size to an organism's environmen...

Lakers have agreed to one-year deal with Andrew Bogut

The Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with Andrew Bogut, according to people familiar with the deal who were not authorized to speak publicly. Bogut is very familiar with Lakers coach Luke Walton’s system, having played for the Golden State Warriors from 2012 to 2016. Walton was an assistant...

Cam Fowler is confident and ready to again be a leader for Ducks' defensemen

A year ago, it seemed that no amount of salary-cap wizardry would allow the Ducks to avoid trading defenseman Cam Fowler. He didn’t want to leave the team that had drafted him 12th overall in 2010, but he understood that the Ducks wanted to keep emerging stars Rickard Rakell, Sami Vatanen and Hampus...

Category 5 Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Dominica: NHC

(Reuters) - Maria made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a dangerous Category 5 hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Hurricane Maria pummels small Caribbean island of Dominica as Category 5 storm

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

More Navy officers fired for collisions at sea that killed 17 US sailors

Two senior Navy officers were fired Monday due to a “loss of confidence in their ability to command” after two collisions with civilian ships in the western Pacific killed 17 sailors at sea, the Pentagon said.Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of the warships on patrol in the Asia-Pacific region,...

Thousands likely to be killed by Hurricane Irma’s deadly legacy

Toxic chemicals released by floodwaters, stress, infection and dangerous working conditions will all contribute to hurricane death toll years after winds die

Chargers hope losing close games doesn't become contagious

An inability to win close games can be like a flu bug spreading through the locker room. The Chargers, their latest nausea-inducing last-second defeat coming in Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins, can only hope to contain it. When kicker Younghoe Koo pushed a potential game-winning, 44-yard...

Maria intensifies to rare Category 5 hurricane in Caribbean

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

What happened to the 'Narcos' location scout found dead in Mexico?

As a location scout for Hollywood projects filming in his native Mexico, Carlos Munoz Portal spent his workdays roaming the country, searching for landscapes that would look great on screen. By age 37, he had racked up an impressive list of credits that included the drug war thriller “Sicario”...

Hurricane Maria now a top Category 5 storm: U.S. Hurricane Center

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane at the top of the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale as it swept across the Caribbean on Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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