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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Refinery report to be made public The government of the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming will publish an environmental impact assessment for a refinery which has been subject to mass protests, state media said on Monday, as it hopes to head off further unrest ahead of a trade fair. An increasingly affluent urban population has begun to object to China’s ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada’s oil to the United States. Exxon shut the Pegasus pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, ...

  3. News - World - ITALY

    Italy's hunting season opens with 46 shooting accidents

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Rome

    ... Reuters in Rome Toll of 13 killed, 33 wounded since last month prompts new calls for changes to gun laws 46 shooting accidents as hunting season opens Italian hunting enthusiasts have killed 13 people and wounded 33 others in shooting accidents since the season opened last month, increasing pressure to reform antiquated hunting laws. The casualty toll swelled this weekend when ...

  4. Plant stays open as riot police deployed

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a toxic-spill scare. However, Reuters, citing industry sources, reported that the plant, which produces 700,000 tonnes of paraxylene a year, was still operating as usual despite the order. 'The ... oil trader told Reuters a complete shutdown of the plant, which is one of China's largest paraxylene producers and contributes two billion yuan (HK$2.44 billion) in tax revenue ...

  5. News - World

    US faces mosquito-borne West Nile virus outbreak, as cases climb 60pc

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Dallas US stricken by outbreak of West Nile infections The number of West Nile virus infections in the United States has jumped more than 60 per cent in the past week in what officials say is one of the country's biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had been ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama to push investment in renewable energy projects

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 11:02am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington President Barack Obama will renew his push to spur investment in renewable energy projects that create jobs as a key part of his second-term strategy for tackling climate change, a top White House policy adviser said on Thursday. This time around, though, Obama won’t have the US$90 billion in economic stimulus funds that his administration earlier pumped ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Activists scale Arctic oil platform

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... industry was banned from operating there. Additional reporting by Reuters ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inferno prompts state of emergency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Red Bluff, California Inferno prompts state of emergency California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties after a wildfire that has destroyed 64 homes advanced on a tiny community at the doorstep of a national park. Firefighters scrambled Wednesday to head off the so-called Ponderosa fire, which had scorched 9,700 ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singaporean technology company can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of wood DNA detectives fight globaltrade in illegal timber Call it CSI: Singapore. Unlike the crime scene investigators from the popular TV series, these detectives are hired to look for evidence of rogue wood from stores increasingly worried about being duped by a global trade ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    Beijing applauds EU freeze on aviation carbon tax

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih and Reuters Europe acted to halt controversial flight penalties after some US$12 billion of Chinese orders for Airbus jetliners were put at risk Beijing leads industry joy at EU's carbon tax freeze China, along with the aviation industry, has applauded the European Union's suspension of its carbon tax for one year on flights to and from non-EU countries. ...




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