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Wed, 23 May 2018 07:31:09 -0400
China could meet emissions pledge early; carbon market on track: officials
  BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top climate envoy on Wednesday said the country could meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions ahead of its target of around 2030, while a senior environmental official said plans for a carbon market were on track despite ministerial restructuring.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 07:10:53 -0400
Exclusive: U.S. refining giant Marathon seeks EPA biofuel waiver - sources
  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marathon Petroleum Corp, the second-biggest refining company in the United States, has asked the Environmental Protection Agency for a hardship waiver exempting one of its facilities from the nation's biofuels law, two sources with knowledge of the application told Reuters.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 03:12:29 -0400
Thai bay made famous by film 'The Beach' to close for four months
  BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Maya Bay, made famous by the film "The Beach", will close to visitors for four months from June to allow its coral reefs to recover from rising temperatures and the environmental impact of thousands of visitors each day.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 07:38:05 -0400
Rescued pelican enjoys growing fame at Albanian wetlands park
  DIVJAKE-KARAVASTA, Albania (Reuters) - Birdwatchers from around the world come to Albania's Divjake-Karavasta park for its wetlands and rich array of wildlife. But one inhabitant in particular is attracting spectators: John Malko, the park's pet pelican.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 08:25:50 -0400
Chinalco, city officials punished for environmental breaches
  BEIJING (Reuters) - The graft watchdog of China's ruling Communist party said on Wednesday that officials from a branch of Aluminum Corp of China, known as Chinalco, and a number Chinese cities had been disciplined for environmental failures.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 07:52:04 -0400
Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption
  HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 08:05:33 -0400
Brazil fines five grain trading firms, farmers connected to deforestation
  BRASILIA (Reuters) - Five grain trading houses, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, and dozens of farmers were fined a total of 105.7 million reais ($29 million) for activities connected to illegal deforestation, Brazilian authorities announced on Wednesday.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 05:33:44 -0400
China could meet emissions pledge ahead of schedule: climate envoy
  BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top climate change envoy on Wednesday said China could meet its pledge to cap its carbon emissions by around 2030 ahead of schedule.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 05:25:25 -0400
Few energy technologies, sectors on track for climate goals: IEA
  LONDON (Reuters) - Only four of 38 energy technologies and sectors were on target last year to meet long-term climate and air pollution goals, a study by the International Energy Agency showed on Wednesday.


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Wed, 23 May 2018 07:01:18 -0400
Storm in Somaliland kills dozens, wipes out farms, livestock
  GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - More than 50 people have died in Somaliland, livestock has been wiped out and hundreds of farms destroyed by heavy rains and floods caused by a tropical cyclone that hit the Horn of Africa, officials and aid agencies in the breakaway Somali region said.


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