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Japan quake shock absorber maker: products may have been used nationwide

Japan quake shock absorber maker: products may have been used nationwide

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TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1,000 are suspected of having done so. KYB Corp. Senior Managing Executive Officer Keisuke Saito (R) and Kayaba System Machinery…
German transport minister: have not yet received approvable diesel retrofits
China’s Xuzhou to cut steel, coke output in winter – state media
Norwegian Air to cut annual CO2 emissions by 16,000 tonnes per year
Ten cities in China’s Hebei issue smog alerts, including top steel producer
Sewage spill from Hurricane Michael suspected in Florida fish kills

Sewage spill from Hurricane Michael suspected in Florida fish kills

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APALACHICOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - A sewage spill from a Florida wastewater plant during Hurricane Michael into a river feeding environmentally fragile Apalachicola Bay is suspected of causing mass fish kills downstream, state officials said on Thursday. After a sewage leak caused by Hurricane Michael, a dead fish floats on the Apalachicola River in Apalachicola, Florida,…
A water fight in Chile’s Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA (Reuters) - Earlier this year, the world’s two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile’s government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world’s driest desert. U.S.-based Albemarle Corp and Chile’s SQM operate just 3 miles (5 km) apart…
Britain asks experts to advise on net zero emissions climate target

Britain asks experts to advise on net zero emissions climate target

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has asked its climate change experts to advise on whether it should set a date to meet a net zero emissions target, the government said on Monday. Britain has a target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent compared with 1990 levels by 2050, but campaigners have warned this…
Green cat snake lays eggs

Green cat snake lays eggs

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An endangered green cat snake, sheltered at Bangladesh Bonyo Prani Sheba Foundation in Sreemangal upazila of the district, laid four eggs there on Monday, much to the enthusiasm of foundation officials as well as locals. “It's very rewarding that our efforts bore fruits. Experts are providing special care to the snake family to ensure safe…