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  • Reuters: Environment
  • Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands

    Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands
    PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation.
  • After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

    After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier
    (Reuters) - Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.
  • Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

    Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid
    TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.
  • Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday: NHC

    Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday: NHC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Jose will begin gradually weakening on Wednesday but is likely to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the east coast of the United States for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
  • Energy firms back EU plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies

    Energy firms back EU plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of energy firms has backed a disputed plan by EU regulators to attach emissions limits to subsidies for providing back-up power capacity to avert blackouts.