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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought overnight for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground recently around the city. Damage is seen following shelling at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport in Tripoli, Libya May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny Adding to the misery of
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HAMBURG (Reuters) – Low water levels after recent dry weather are preventing cargo vessels from sailing fully loaded on the Rhine river in Germany and adding surcharges to the usual freight rates, traders said on Monday. Low water is hampering shipping on the entire German section of the river, traders said. Shallow water means vessel
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by President Donald Trump’s administration seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii dispute over wastewater indirectly discharged into the Pacific Ocean – a ruling hailed by environmentalists. FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court building exterior seen in Washington,
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FILE PHOTO: A displaced family carries gallons of water in Tripoli, Libya January 16, 2020. Picture taken January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/ TUNIS (Reuters) – The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Libya on Friday condemned the cutting off of water supply to the capital Tripoli over the past week as “particularly reprehensible” and said it
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang said a tailings dam leak at a molybdenum mine over the weekend threatened to contaminate the local water supply and that it had launched an emergency response. No casualties were reported, according to a report from the Heilongjiang Daily posted on the Heilongjiang government website. Tailings dams
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A view of fields flooded near St Clears, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Britain, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden LONDON (Reuters) – Residents had to be rescued after water poured into their homes in south Wales and the Welsh borders on Sunday as Storm Dennis caused a second day of disruption, with the Environment Agency saying it
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(Reuters) – Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority said on Friday that it would review the water regulator’s proposals on pricing and other objectives for a five-year period ending in 2025, after utilities submitted appeals against them. The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) in December set out plans including a 50 pounds reduction in average bills
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle (ALB.N) quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. FILE PHOTO: Brine pools from a lithium mine, that belongs U.S.-based Albemarle
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – BHP’s Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine, said on Tuesday it had dropped plans to continue drawing water from the Atacama salt flat, relieving pressure on the parched desert basin, home to top lithium miners SQM and Albemarle. BHP has long pumped water from Atacama’s aquifers to feed operations at its sprawling
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A panel of experts advising Japan’s government on a disposal method for radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday recommended releasing it into the ocean, a move likely to alarm neighboring countries. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima
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FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk sought to allay environmental concerns about the electric carmaker’s planned
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday will announce a plan to pare back the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The chemicals, resistant to breaking down in the environment, are known as perfluoroalkyl
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