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China May copper imports fall 10.9% on prior month: customs

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s unwrought copper imports fell 10.9% from the previous month to 361,000 tonnes in May, according to official customs data, in a bearish sign for economic growth in the world’s top consumer of the metal. Trucks carrying copper and other goods are seen waiting to enter an area of the Shanghai Free Read More

Japan weather bureau says 70% chance El Nino extends into summer

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows agropastoral settlements outside the capital Hargeisa, Somaliland April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s weather bureau said on Monday there is a 70% chance the El Nino weather pattern will extend into the northern hemisphere summer this year. There is a 60% chance it will continue into Read More

Indonesia warns of further eruptions after volcano spews ash

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A volcanic ash cloud from Mount Sinabung hovers over Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 9, 2019, in this still image taken from a social media video. Sinarisa Sitepu via REUTERS KARO, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian officials warned on Monday against the prospect of further eruptions from an active volcano on the island of Sumatra after Read More

Thousands of volunteers remove plastic from northern Spanish coast

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A volunteer lays down a car battery taken from the seabed in the Zero Plastiko Urdaibai ocean and coastal cleanup in Bermeo, Spain June 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent West BERMEO, Spain (Reuters) – Thousands of volunteers plucked plastic and other waste products from the rocks and beaches along Spain’s Basque coast on Saturday, while divers took Read More

Britain to launch new scheme to pay households for unused renewable power

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FILE PHOTO: Solar panels on refurbished homes reflect the sun in Stoke-on-Trent, Britain February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will launch a new scheme to pay households producing energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels, for their surplus electricity, the government said on Sunday. Around 800,000 homes in Britain have Read More

Fog blankets Sydney, causes flight delays

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Heavy fog blanketed Sydney on Saturday morning, delaying flights, creating hazards for shipping and setting social media ablaze with moody photographs of disappearing landmarks. Ships had to use their foghorns for safety as they navigated out of the busy Sydney Harbour waterway to the open ocean. A small number of flights in Read More

A week late, but India’s monsoon arrives in southern Kerala

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A man rows his boat in the tributary waters of Vembanad Lake against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Kochi, India, June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s annual monsoon, which delivers about 70 percent of the country’s rainfall, officially arrived on the coast of southern Kerala state on Read More

California ladybug swarm dozens of miles wide shows up on radar

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A swarm of many millions of ladybugs taking to the sky in Southern California this week to hunt for aphids has been captured on a radar screen as a massive blob, officials said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Ladybugs are seen in a park near Weiterstadt, Germany, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Read More

Decarbonizing UK economy will cost 1 trillion pound, cannot be delayed – Hammond

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot put off reducing greenhouse gas emissions but must be aware that the 1 trillion pound ($1.27 trillion) cost to the economy will limit other Read More

Germany’s Opel town shows struggle for Europe to plug in electric cars

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RUESSELSHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Carmakers and policymakers in Europe are staking their futures on a race to electric vehicles. But the vast charging network needed to sustain their vision is patchy, and it’s not clear who’ll pay for it. An electric vehicle charging station of municipal utilities “Stadtwerke Ruesselsheim” is pictured at their headquarters in Read More