Environment

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but recent powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding. FILE PHOTO: A staff of metropolitan outer floodway management office looks around a pressure-adjusting water tank, part of an underground water discharge tunnel which was
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co suspended operations on Tuesday at the South Carolina plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners following evacuation orders for coastal areas threatened by powerful Hurricane Florence, a company spokeswoman said. FILE PHOTO: Boeing South Carolina Plant is pictured in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Randall Hill In
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the federal government would spare no expense in responding to the likely damage from Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to slam the Carolina coast later this week. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an Oval Office meeting on hurricane preparations for Hurricane Florence at the White
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the federal government would spare no expense in responding to the likely damage from Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to hit the Carolina coast later this week. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an Oval Office meeting on hurricane preparations for Hurricane Florence at the White
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments are failing to comply with air quality limits that are already weaker than the World Health Organization’s recommendations, the bloc’s auditors said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An environmental activist protests in front of Germany’s federal administrative court, before they decide whether German law provides a legal basis for cities to
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BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (Reuters) – Former Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) boss Martin Winterkorn was slow to address emissions test cheating that led to huge U.S. fines, a judge hearing a damages case brought by investors against the German carmaker said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn arrives to testify to a German parliamentary committee
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s consumer protection association and auto club ADAC will on Wednesday present a class action against Volkswagen over the carmaker’s manipulation of emissions software. The logo of Volkswagen is seen at their plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer The association, known as vzbv, said on Tuesday it wants to
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GRIFFITH/BAROSSA, Australia (Reuters) – If Australia’s big dry has a silver lining, it’ll be worth cellaring, according to vintners, who are scrambling to irrigate vines while preparing for a smaller but sweeter vintage. Greg Knight cuts unwanted branches with his son Joel from vines at their family plot at Mount McKenzie, located on the outskirts
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