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Badarpur plant to shut again from October 17.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Government launches campaign for pollution-free Diwali 17.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Union Government on Thursday launched a campaign urging people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali, an official statement said.
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Asthma, COPD led to 3 million deaths worldwide in 2015: Study 17.8.2017 DNA: Health
"The disease burden due to COPD in 2015 was highest in Papua New Guinea, India, Lesotho and Nepal, and burden for asthma was highest in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Fiji, Kiribati, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland," it said.
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Air pollution critical in 5 State cities, towns 17.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Air pollution critical in 5 State cities, towns
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Trump's rejection of national climate report worse than exiting Paris deal 17.8.2017 All International Stories
The report reconfirms that it is not too late for Americans to respond to growing climate change
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Kenya to host UN Environment Assembly in December 17.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The third edition of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held in Nairobi from December 4 to 6, officials said.
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Denver hopes 300 new charging stations will accelerate switch to electric cars 17.8.2017 Denver Post: Business
Denver is pressing ahead on its promise to help make Paris climate agreement cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution by accelerating a local takeoff of plug-in vehicles.
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Central ministers, senior bureaucrats to move in electric vehicles from November 16.8.2017 TOI: India
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Fossil fuel: A hidden price tag and a sick world 16.8.2017 HBL: Columns
Ruing a bad buy? A sad one, to be frank. Sorry, but why ‘a sick world’?Well, I came across this interesting report last week that made me sit back and think about fossil fuel subsidies and their impa...
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China's Hebei province to meet capacity cutting targets by end of September 16.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
CHINA-STEEL/:China's Hebei province to meet capacity cutting targets by end of September
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Reckitt bets on 'smart' products to renew innovation mojo 16.8.2017 Sify Finance
By Martinne Geller
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City Council panel rejects plan for homes next to a freeway interchange 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A key committee of the Los Angeles City Council rejected a plan Tuesday for putting 15 homes near a freeway interchange, in part over the potential health risks from car and truck pollution.

The council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee unanimously declined the request from businessman...

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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits....
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Smoky veil aloft, Wednesday washout ahead 16.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Multiple waves of rain and locally heavy downpours Wednesday.
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued an order Monday barring Signal […]
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The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand Climate Change and This Federal Report Proves It 15.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive climate report that dozens of government scientists drafted. The nonprofit Internet Archive first uploaded the 543-page report, which is awaiting […]
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Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards 15.8.2017 NPR Health Science
The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.
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Norway's $975-bln wealth fund should improve ethical stance - NGO report 14.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
NORWAY-SWF/ (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Norway's $975-bln wealth fund should improve ethical stance - NGO report
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Soaring costs and cheap natural gas deal more setbacks to the nuclear power industry 14.8.2017 LA Times: Business

The nuclear energy industry has had a bad couple of weeks.

On July 31, utilities in South Carolina announced that they are stopping work on two new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station, saying cost estimates came to more than $20 billion, almost twice what was expected. About ...

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Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming 14.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it’s melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. The northern polar region is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet and that’s setting […]
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