China environment ministry warns of 'stalemate' in war on smog
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
UPDATE 2-Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout
NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) - A power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to almost all 3.4 million residents on Wednesday, the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the U.S. territory's bankrupt, storm-ravaged power utility.
Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout
April 18 (Reuters) - The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's power company, said Wednesday that a major power line failure in the southern part of the U.S. island territory knocked out electric service to almost all customers.
Puerto Rico hit by island-wide blackout - AP
April 18 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press reported https://apnews.com/0b3de87c74ad4fa8b66c3ad0933da6f0/Island-wide-blackout-hits-Puerto-Rico,-which-suffering-unstable-power-grid-following-hurricane on Wednesday.
In tech we trust - but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster
NEW YORK, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than half of Americans have basic emergency information to hand should calamity strike, an Ipsos survey revealed on Wednesday, yet 83 percent are confident technology will play "an important role" in their preparation for the next disaster.
In Sweden, wind farms and warplanes battle for airspace
OSLO (Reuters) - Several wind farm projects in Sweden are under threat due to the government's decision to reserve more airspace for its armed forces, according to two companies and an industry lobby group.
UPDATE 1-Wind-fanned wildfires threaten to spread in parched Oklahoma
TALOGA, Okla., April 17 (Reuters) - Wildfires which have killed two people in western Oklahoma could spread and more could ignite as wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour whip an area where scant rain has fallen in five months, fire and forestry officials said on Tuesday.
Latest legal fight accusing oil companies of climate change launched in Colorado
NEW YORK, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three Colorado communities filed a lawsuit against oil companies on Tuesday, launching the latest legal battle seeking damages for what they claim are the costs of adapting to climate change.
Uncovered losses hurt U.S. small business in wake of 2017 storms: Fed
(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States struggled with uninsured damages and lost revenue following a record-breaking year of hurricanes and wildfires, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Tuesday.
Runners brave the cold for North Pole Marathon
April 17 (Reuters) - With the Greek flag in one hand and ice smothered across his face, runner Argyrios Papathanasopoulos fell to his knees in exhaustion - and celebration - after winning the North Pole Marathon, the northernmost race on Earth.
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