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South Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp’s permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week’s spill finds the company violated its license. Reuters: Environment

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometers (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday. Reuters: Environment

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out. Reuters: Environment

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to combat global warming after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement. Reuters: Environment

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India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. Reuters: Environment

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Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming before APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Vietnam’s deadliest storm this year, Typhoon Damrey, has killed 106 people, while dozens of dangerously full reservoirs release water as the southeast Asian nation prepares to host a regional summit. Reuters: Environment

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Business group pushes for U.S. flood insurance reform as December deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The latest attempt to overhaul the U.S. federal flood insurance program hit a stumbling block, but a coalition of business and environmental groups renewed their push on Wednesday for lawmakers to enact an overhaul before the program expires on Dec. 8. Reuters: Environment

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U.N. warns on heat as climate talks hear pleas for action

BONN (Reuters) – This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday as almost 200 countries began talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit. Reuters: Environment

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Army deployed in Malaysia’s Penang as floods displace thousands

KUALA LUMPUR – Military forces were deployed on Sunday to help thousands of displaced people in Malaysia’s northern state of Penang, officials said, as floodwater rose from more than 24 hours of incessant rain. Reuters: Environment

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Death toll from typhoon in Vietnam rises to 27

HUE, Vietnam (Reuters) – The death toll rose to at least 27 on Sunday from the typhoon that pummeled central and southern Vietnam just days before the region is due to host the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. Reuters: Environment