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Amazon shareholders vote down facial recognition, climate change proposals 23.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Amazon.com Inc. shareholders rejected a large slate of proposals at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, including one that would have restricted the use of controversial facial recognition technology.

Proposals calling for Amazon to end the sale of its Rekognition technology to governments...

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Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, seeks rate hike that would start next year 23.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state's largest electric utility, is seeking a rate a rate increase that would net an additional $158 million a year for upgrades to the grid.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Bikes Should Be Electrified In 6-8 Years, NITI Aayog Proposes: Report 23.5.2019 NDTV News - India-news
The government's leading think-tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the next six to eight years to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels, a source with...
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Saudi Aramco inks 20-year deal with Sempra for LNG supply 22.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Saudi Aramco signed a 20-year agreement to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a forthcoming export terminal in Texas that U.S.-based Sempra Energy is developing, the two companies said on Wednesday.
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Study: Fossil fuels will be necessary in cold winters 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
What's the highest percentage of renewables that will still meet electric demand in our cold winter climate? University of Minnesota researchers published a study that suggest it's 70 percent.
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North Korea says 'biggest issue' in U.S. ties is impounded ship 22.5.2019 Reuters: World News
The U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship is the biggest stumbling block to improving bilateral relations, a senior North Korean official said on Wednesday, warning Washington against using the "logic of strength" against Pyongyang.
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Companies are buying defunct nuclear reactors, planning to demolish them quickly 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual — eight years instead of 60, in some cases.

Turning nuclear plants over to outside companies...

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Saudi Arabia, San Diego's Sempra Energy strike natural gas deal 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Saudi Arabia has made a deal with Sempra Energy to buy a stake in the San Diego-based company’s Texas liquified natural gas export terminal, giving the world’s biggest oil exporter a foothold in the fast-growing global gas trade.

The deal, which also includes an agreement to buy gas from the plant,...

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China: U.S. resembles 'Don Quixote' in seeing other powers as threats 22.5.2019 Reuters: World News
China told the world's main disarmament forum on Wednesday that U.S. foreign policy was destabilising, baffling and redolent of Don Quixote, the Spanish fictional hero whose misplaced determination leads him on a series of doomed endeavours.
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Algeria's army chief says he has no political ambitions 22.5.2019 Reuters: World News
Algeria's army chief of staff said on Wednesday he had no political ambitions in response to democracy activists who say that he intends to copy the authoritarian model of Egypt.
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An abandoned mine near Joshua Tree could host a massive hydropower project 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

An abandoned iron mine on the doorstep of Joshua Tree National Park could be repurposed as a massive hydroelectric power plant under a bill with bipartisan support in the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 772, which was approved by a panel of lawmakers last week with no dissenting votes, would require...

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Saudi Aramco signs U.S. LNG deal with Sempra 22.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Saudi Aramco has entered into a 20-year agreement with U.S.-based Sempra Energy to purchase liquefied natural gas(LNG) from its subsidiary Sempra LNG, the two companies said on Wednesday.
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Government may mull over M&As to reduce India's oil import 22.5.2019 Sify Finance
A High-Level Committee (HLC) formed by the government on Tuesday submitted its recommendations to reduce import dependency to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
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Australian state leader calls for timeline on Adani coal mine approvals 22.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Australia's Queensland state premier on Wednesday called for India's Adani Enterprises to sit down with the state regulator to work out a definitive timeline to obtain approvals for a controversial coal mine project in the ...
Tamil Nadu’s farmers threaten legal action against GAIL for laying gas pipeline through their fields 22.5.2019 Scroll.in
Nearly 50 farmers have sent legal notices to the public sector company since the police cracked down on their protests against the project last week.
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North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference 21.5.2019 Reuters: World News
North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries.
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North Korea Warns US Over Seized Ship At Rare UN News Conference 21.5.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could...
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North Korea steps up campaign for U.S. to return seized ship 21.5.2019 Reuters: World News
North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries.
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Climate Change Won't Wait Until 2020—We Need Bipartisan Action Now 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The infrastructure bill may be an opportunity to take meaningful steps forward on climate action, already under this administration
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