(Reuters) – Victims of California’s deadliest wildfire have filed a lawsuit against PG&E Corp alleging negligence and health and safety code violations by the utility company in the blaze that has killed at least 48 people. A Pacific Gas & Electric lineman cuts a downed power line during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S.
(Reuters) – PG&E Corp, the electricity provider in the Northern California region being ravaged by the deadly Camp Fire, warned that it could face “significant liability” in excess of its insurance coverage in the event that its equipment is found to have caused the blaze. A car destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in
MALIBU, Calif. (Reuters) – Stanley the giraffe and about 140 other creatures were safe after their small California exotic animal park was largely destroyed by the fierce wildfire that swept through the mountains above Malibu, the park’s owners said. Dakota Semler stands with “Stanley” the giraffe at the Malibu Wine Safari in Malibu, California, U.S.,
BAR, Montenegro (Reuters) – Dozens of Montenegrin environmental activists and fishermen took to the water in the Adriatic port of Bar on Monday to protest at undersea oil prospecting, which they say will endanger marine wildlife and fisheries. Environmental activists and fishermen protest against undersea oil exploration in the Adriatic Sea in Bar, Montenegro, November
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group representing biofuel companies asked a federal judge on Tuesday to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop exempting small refineries from renewable fuel laws until a lawsuit challenging the agency’s actions is resolved. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters
STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers on Wednesday backed a cut of at least 35 percent in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030 in the first limits on heavy-duty vehicles to battle global warming despite industry concerns over competitiveness. A 20 percent reduction in CO2 pollution from trucks by 2025 was also voted
(Reuters) – With a tweet blaming California’s wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” President Donald Trump dismissed the role of climate change in the worsening blazes across the U.S. West – generating widespread derision in the Golden State. A house destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018.
(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey
PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Lovingly placed statues of a family of deer still mark the entrance to Mare Reasons’ house in Paradise, California, but her woodland home was so thoroughly devoured in the state’s deadliest wildfire that only an iron bed and an antique stove remain intact above the rubble. FILE PHOTO: Ken’s Automotive Service
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean environmental regulators have rejected plans by Albemarle Corp, the world’s top lithium producer, to expand output from the Salar de Atacama salt flat, according to filings with Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service (SEA). FILE PHOTO: Brine pools from a lithium mine, that belongs U.S.-based Albemarle Corp, is seen on the Atacama salt
(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and killed at least 42 people. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey fire in Malibu,
FILE PHOTO: A ship navigates at Para river as alumina refinery Alunorte, owned by Norwegian company Norsk Hydro ASA, is pictured in Barcarena, Para state, northern Brazil March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – “Failures and possible crimes” led to a February leak of mineral byproduct at Norsk Hydro ASA’s Alunorte
(Reuters) – Venture Global’s Plaquemines liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana took a step toward receiving federal approval for construction on Tuesday after staff at the U.S. energy regulator issued a draft environmental report. In the report, known as an environmental impact statement, staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concluded that
CAIRO (Reuters) – Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has suspended work at all of its companies on Wednesday due to the extreme weather which has hit the country in recent days. Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works, Hussam Al-Roumi, resigned on Friday because of the extensive damage to public property caused by heavy rains and floods. Kuwait
STRASBOURG (Reuters) – New energy saving and renewables targets adopted by the European Union on Tuesday put the bloc on course to overshoot its climate goals, the EU executive said, as it cut its projections of energy usage to account for Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are seen in Weiden, some 60 km (37
FILE PHOTO: A British and a European flag are pictured ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will be excluded from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and all other legislation to help limit the impact of climate change, if it leaves