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Sri Lanka landslides, floods death toll rises to 91; over 100 missing

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 91 people while more than 100 are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.

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U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempt to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show.

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Stuttgart prosecutor targets Bosch in Daimler diesel investigation

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German prosecutors investigating whether carmaker Daimler manipulated emission tests on its diesel cars are looking at whether auto components supplier Bosch [ROBG.UL] was involved in the alleged fraud, it was confirmed on Friday…

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Exclusive: Fidelity may back climate resolutions, a milestone for activists

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fidelity Investments may support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to report on sustainability matters this year, a major shift by the Boston asset manager as climate activists gain more traction at large U.S. corporat…

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Norway’s $950 billion wealth fund commissions research on climate change

OSLO (Reuters) – The research arm of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has awarded grants for two projects on how climate change affects the economy and capital markets, it said on Friday.

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California says VW clean car spending plan has shortcomings

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California regulators said Volkswagen AG’s spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure had shortcomings and that it lacked details on how it would help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cell technol…

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U.S. EPA moves to postpone steam electric power plant effluent rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it proposed a rule on Thursday to postpone compliance dates for effluent guidelines for steam electric power plants published in November 2015.

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GM is accused in lawsuit of cheating on diesel truck emissions

(Reuters) – General Motors Co was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday of rigging hundreds of thousands of diesel trucks with devices similar to those used by Volkswagen AG , to ensure they pass emissions tests.

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U.S. weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season

(Reuters) – U.S. weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more tropical storms in 2017 than normal for the Atlantic hurricane season, which last year brought one of the deadliest recorded storm systems that killed several hundred people.

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France’s Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron urged Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decisions on a global climate change deal that the U.S. president threatened during his election campaign to abandon.

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