Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early on Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning...
China's Jiangsu to force steel mills to move to coast in efficiency drive

China’s Jiangsu to force steel mills to move to coast in efficiency drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s second-largest steelmaking province, Jiangsu, will require steel mills to move to two new areas on the coast in the...
China's Hebei province vows 15 percent cut in smog by 2020

China’s Hebei province vows 15 percent cut in smog by 2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei will cut smog by a further 15 percent by 2020 and aims to...
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale...
Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

Yosemite reopens its valley, as flames and smoke linger

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The heart of Yosemite National Park in California, shut down for nearly three weeks due to a deadly wildfire,...
Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

Evacuations, rescues as ‘historic’ floods hit northeastern U.S.

(Reuters) - New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts...
Hot, dry summer could curb EU sugar beet harvest

Hot, dry summer could curb EU sugar beet harvest

PARIS/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Scorching weather that parched farmland across northern Europe has also stressed sugar beet plants and could push yields in the...
Exclusive: Britain's Quercus pulls plug on $570 million Iranian solar plant

Exclusive: Britain’s Quercus pulls plug on $570 million Iranian solar plant

OSLO (Reuters) - British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will stop building a 500 million euro ($570 million) solar power project in...
Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire...
At peak of European heatwave, Portugal battles wildfire, power outage

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Alaska’s oil-producing North Slope

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic...

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U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy...
Florida school opens for class with new security after massacre

Florida school opens for class with new security after massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February opened on Wednesday for a new school year...
At peak of European heatwave, Portugal battles wildfire, power outage

South Africa’s parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a...