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DALIAN, China (Reuters) – Almost 90 percent of China’s steel capacity will have complied with new emission standards by 2025, an official of top iron ore supplier Vale said on Thursday. Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu’an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. Picture taken February 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter “By
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(Reuters) – Global warming has increased the likelihood of more massive, sluggish storms like Florence, capable of dropping record amounts of rain and causing the type of catastrophic flooding that crippled North and South Carolina this week, experts said. Houses sit in floodwater on the outskirts of Lumberton, North Carolina September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Miczek
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LONDON (Reuters) – Mars Wrigley Confectionery launched a new sustainability strategy on Wednesday with the aim of combating deforestation, child labor and poverty in what it called the “broken” cocoa supply chain. FILE PHOTO: M&M’s chocolate candies are displayed at the M&M’s World store in Manhattan in New York City, U.S., April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan
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HAVELOCK/WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that North and South Carolina would have strong federal support as they recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Florence, whose floodwaters continue to threaten the region. “We’re going to be there 100 percent,” Trump told officials at a briefing shortly after arriving at the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Above average temperatures are set to continue in almost all of Europe during the October to December period, forecasts by The Weather Company showed on Wednesday. A gardener waters plants in a public park in Vienna, Austria August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader “The extreme warmth and dryness observed across much of Europe
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LELAND, N.C. (Reuters) – Three days after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, I was documenting the damage to Wilmington and communities to the south when I was tipped that volunteer rescuers were headed to a Leland church where people were isolated by rising floodwaters. Abandoned dogs trapped in a cage, filling with rising
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