This post ran from June 30th to August 6th 2016. It continues here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/the-ongoing-saga-73-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ Order is inverted so most recent updates are on top. It is a continuation of:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/the-ongoing-saga-71-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ which ran from June 2 to June 23, 2016.
There is such a thing as too late. We are standing on the threshold of too late: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/standing-at-the-threshold-70-years-of-nuclear-is-enough/ Just As Above Ground Nuclear Testing was Stopped, So Too Must Leaking of Radionuclides from the Nuclear Fuel Chain Be Stopped. Even from a statistical point of view they keep discovering that nuclear is more deadly than initially thought. Based on a recent government funded study of nuclear workers, risk is around 15 times worse than even BEIR VII thought, maybe even higher: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/
Clustered DNA damage, which is impossible, or almost impossible, to properly repair, is considered a signature of ionizing radiation: “clustered DNA damage sites, which may be considered as a signature of ionising radiation, underlie the deleterious biological consequences of ionising radiation…ionising radiation creates significant levels of clustered DNA damage, including complex double-strand breaks (DSB)” See: “Biological Consequences of Radiation-induced DNA Damage: Relevance to Radiotherapy“, by M.E. Lomax et. al. Clinical Oncology 25 (2013) 578-585
“The formation of clustered damage distinguishes ionising radiation-induced damage from normal endogenous damage“. https://cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp5-euratom/docs/non_dsb_lesions_projrep_en.pdf
The Fruitfly and the Human Genome Have Both Been Mapped
Very interesting that the very pro-nuclear US DOE, responsible for US nuclear labs and clean-up, was one of the major entities involved in the human genome project. Fruit flies and humans have had their genome mapped. Muller found the dangerous impacts of ionizing radiation on fruit flies by the 1920s.
“fruit flies, known to scientists as Drosophila melanogaster, are commonplace in genetic research labs. They can be good substitutes for people. They reproduce quickly, so that many generations can be studied in a short time, and their genome has been completely mapped. Drosophila is being used as a genetic model for several human diseases including Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.”
The US Department of Energy helped to coordinate-fund the human genome project: “Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the DOE and the National Institutes of Health to sequence the 3 billion basepairs that make up human DNA.” http://genomics.energy.gov
The US DOE oversees US nuclear labs and their radioactive waste…
Using fruitflies, NASA is trying to figure out if it is radiation or weightlessness which is impacting the human and fruitfly immune system in space. The answer is actually a no-brainer. It’s radiation. While this is a recent study, it’s been known for much longer: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/fukushima-monkeys-radiation-impacts-on-immune-system-and-health/ Somewhere within the Radioactive Reindeer series on the Mining Awareness Blog, there is an article from around 1959 documenting this.
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Red spots are new fires, which were reported near Hanford Nuclear Site ca 525 am Aug. 6, UTC (Greenwich Time) http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/index.php
Reuters News Feed Selection
Tropical storm Earl moves along Mexico’s Gulf coast
Posted:Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:03:17 -0400 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tropical storm Earl moved along Mexico’s Gulf coast on Friday, dumping large amounts of rain in southern states after battering Belize, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/9Syi14XLYTg/us-storm-earl-idUSKCN10G1I2
Twenty percent chance of cyclone over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico : NHC
Posted:Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:05:44 -0400 (Reuters) – An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure is located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and has a 20-percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/PE5QMdOr3Lw/us-storm-atlantic-nhc-idUSKCN10H001
Thaw could release Cold War-era U.S. toxic waste buried under Greenland’s ice
Posted:Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:41:55 -0400 OSLO (Reuters) – Global warming could release radioactive waste stored in an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. military camp deep under Greenland’s ice caps if a thaw continues to spread in coming decades, scientists said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/o1erUNGg05M/us-climatechange-greenland-usa-idUSKCN10G1ON
Global climate deal likely to enter into force in 2016: study
Posted:Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:18:13 -0400 OSLO (Reuters) – A global agreement on climate change looks likely to enter into force this year, a study showed on Friday, making it harder for Republican Donald Trump to pull out if he wins the U.S. presidency. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/-ivOr1TVyKA/us-climatechange-agreement-idUSKCN10G1AW
U.S. refining trade group pushes EPA to change biofuels program
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:39:39 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An oil refining group on Thursday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change the way it enforces the country’s biofuel mandate, stepping up pressure on the agency to alter the program. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/jYE5TeAfS_c/us-usa-biofuels-refineries-idUSKCN10F2MB
Amazon dam opposed by tribes fails to get environmental license
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:12:55 -0400 BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s environmental regulator Ibama decided on Thursday to shelve the environmental license request for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon, a project that had been opposed by indigenous tribes and conservation groups. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/sdZaVXaNSbM/us-brazil-energy-dam-idUSKCN10F2RT
EU rapeseed harvest faces late damage from rain
Posted:Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:15:01 -0400 HAMBURG (Reuters) – Persistent rain at harvest time is set to cause a late reduction in the European Union’s crop of rapeseed, its main oilseed for edible oil and biodiesel production, experts said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/DaJqXkbpllU/us-europe-rapeseed-harvest-idUSKCN10G11J
World Bank approves new safeguards criticized by some NGOs
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:34:37 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank approved new rules on Thursday that aim to expand protections for people and the environment in projects financed by the bank while making it easier for borrowers to comply with its standards. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/4rIBdf-gyPM/us-worldbank-safeguards-idUSKCN10F2R0
Australian miners leave clean-up bill after taking the cash
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:35:14 -0400
SYDNEY, Aug 2 (Reuters) – A move by Australia’s biggest mining state to support the industry by handing back funds earmarked for mine rehabilitation has backfired, critics say, with more than 70 projects suspending operations, raising fears taxpayers will be left to pay the clean-up bill. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/financialsNews/~3/obWluO_iEas/australia-mining-environment-idUSL4N18Y03D
SolarCity accepts Tesla’s $2.6 billion offer; both shares fall
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:54:33 -0400
(Reuters) – SolarCity Corp agreed to Tesla Motors Inc’s $2.6 billion offer to buy the solar panel installer, the companies said on Monday, clearing one obstacle in the way of Elon Musk’s ambitious plans for a carbon-free energy and transportation company. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/7SkINyARq-8/us-solarcity-m-a-tesla-idUSKCN10C26O
South Korea suspends sales of 32 Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley models in emissions probe
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:04:20 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Tuesday suspended sales of 32 Volkswagen Group models and fined the German automaker 17.8 billion won ($16.06 million), accusing it of forging documents on emissions or noise-level tests. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/zh_-9gt3I1k/us-volkswagen-southkorea-idUSKCN10D05D
UPDATE 1-N.Y. regulators approve clean energy standard with nuclear subsidies
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:39:43 -0400 Aug 1 (Reuters) – New York state energy regulators on Monday approved a plan to pay several upstate nuclear power plants up to $965 million over two years to keep the reactors in service and meet the state’s carbon reduction goals. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/LVwWKqbUT2Q/new-york-nuclear-idUSL1N1AI10E
UK’s May worried by China investment, intervened to delay Hinkley
Posted:Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:51:22 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the security implications of a planned Chinese investment in the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant and intervened personally to delay the project, a former colleague and a source said on Saturday
Fiery crash of hot-air balloon kills 16 in central Texas
Posted:Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:15:48 -0400
LOCKHART, Texas (Reuters) – A hot-air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of the deadliest such accidents on record, police and eyewitnesses said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/M4sHPNKVWjE/us-texas-balloon-crash-idUSKCN10A0IX
RPT-EXCLUSIVE-EDF boss knew Britain planned to delay $24 bln nuclear deal
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 02:00:01 -0400
* Britain delayed decision hours after EDF board approved plan
Clinton campaign studying alternative to U.S. ethanol mandate
Posted:Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:22:33 -0400
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has solicited advice from California regulators on how to revamp a federal regulation requiring biofuels like corn-based ethanol be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, according to campaign and state officials.
UPDATE 1-E.ON flags potential writedowns on power plant unit Uniper
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:20:24 -0400
* Uniper market cap seen at 5 bln eur vs 15.5 bln net book value
Power company Duke Energy’s profit falls on impairment charge
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:09:36 -0400
Aug 4 (Reuters) – Duke Energy Corp, the biggest U.S. power company by generation capacity, reported a 6.3 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by an impairment charge related to certain assets in Central America. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/s065T_zXvL4/duke-energy-results-idUSL3N1AL3PT
Family of ‘Star Trek’ actor sues Fiat Chrysler over rollaway death
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:07:37 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The parents of the late “Star Trek” movie actor Anton Yelchin sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV for negligence and product liability on Tuesday over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed their son. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/k10s4t0nziQ/us-people-yelchin-idUSKCN10D21L
California wildfire near Big Sur coast steered away from homes
Posted:Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:20:29 -0400
(Reuters) – Crews battling a deadly wildfire burning well into its second week near California’s Big Sur coast have carved buffer lines around a quarter of its perimeter, steering flames more deeply into the forest and away from populated areas, officials said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Vsfbmxnp3_8/us-california-fire-idUSKCN10E0YE
Africa battles to get big solar projects on grid
Posted:Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:28:05 -0400
SANTHIOU MEKHE, Senegal (Reuters) – In an expanse of sand 60 miles (100 km) north of Senegal’s capital, two men set to work digging up tree stumps to clear space for what could soon be the biggest solar plant in West Africa. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/rlYasTsCCDw/us-africa-solar-idUSKCN10F18I
UPDATE 1-Strike to cost Air France about 90 mln euros-CEO
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:53:55 -0400
PARIS, Aug 2 (Reuters) – A week-long strike by cabin crew at Air France would cost the airline about 90 million euros ($100 million), Air France CEO Frederic Cagey told France Info radio on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Xd__N-EDjMs/air-france-klm-strike-idUSL8N1AJ5VI
UPDATE 1-PM May resurrects industrial policy as Britain prepares for Brexit
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:16:27 -0400
LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday kickstarted her bid to reshape the British economy for a post-Brexit world, reviving the once unfashionable concept of industrial policy 30 years after Margaret Thatcher killed it off. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/zPoTh8nNxqk/britain-eu-industry-idUSL8N1AJ1OZ
White House directs federal agencies to consider climate change impacts
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:45:22 -0400
WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – U.S. federal agencies will be required to disclose whether their actions and decisions will have an impact on climate change, the White House announced Tuesday.
UK PM May: Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:07:10 -0400
LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday after a meeting of senior ministers to discuss a new economic and industrial strategy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/9AkVZuxSIbg/britain-eu-industry-may-idUSL8N1AJ5JP
UPDATE 1-Britain’s lights could go out if Hinkley Point ditched – Labour contender
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:32:11 -0400
LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Britain should get on with approving the $24 billion Hinkley Point nuclear power project otherwise the world’s fifth-largest economy could face power shortages in the future, said the man seeking to lead Britain’s opposition Labour Party. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/R4UyPvkZscA/edf-britain-nuclear-labour-idUSL8N1AJ4ZF
Britain says considering Hinkley Point carefully, needs nuclear as part of energy mix
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:23:05 -0400
LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Britain said on Tuesday it was carefully considering all parts of the Hinkley Point nuclear power project and that the economy needed a secure energy supply with nuclear as an important part of the mix. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/cpsIUJY1Ftg/edf-britain-nuclear-decision-idUSU8N19L03T
Hershey, Alphabet spell another big day of bonds
Posted:Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:18:06 -0400
NEW YORK, Aug 2 (IFR) – Chocolate-maker Hershey and Google’s parent company Alphabet spearheaded another deluge of deals in the US high-grade bond market Tuesday as companies seize the day to raise fresh cash.
UPDATE 1-China calls for British nuclear project to proceed
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:35:16 -0400
BEIJING, Aug 1 (Reuters) – China on Monday called for Britain to proceed with a nuclear power plant project partly invested in by a Chinese firm, saying the project had firm support from London, after Britain’s new government said it would review it again.
UPDATE 2-Veolia sees foreign deals boosting revenue, no Brexit fear
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:33:47 -0400
* Major international deals to boost H2 revenue (Adds detail on new revenue, M&A activity, share price)
China hopes British nuclear project can be smoothly implemented
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:10:45 -0400
BEIJING, Aug 1 (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday it hoped Britain can make a decision as soon as possible to guarantee the smooth implementation of the Hinkley Point nuclear plant, after Britain’s new government said it would review the project again.
Amid Britain nuclear debacle, China’s Xinhua decries “suspicion”
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 03:19:51 -0400
MEDIA-Russia wins first large contract in post-sanctions Iran – Kommersant
Posted:Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:17:51 -0400
* Tekhnopromexport, part of Russia’s state industrial conglomerate Rostec, has become the first Russian company to win a large, firm contract with Iran after the end of Western sanctions on the Islamic Republic, the business daily Kommersant writes;
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Comment Deadline Monday to oppose Canadian company mining public lands for uranium, which will probably go to South Korea. Under the 1872 Mining Law, they don’t even pay Royalties. So, it’s legalized robbery. Deadline given as closing time so 4 pm NY-DC time to be safe, though it’s probably 5 pm Utah time. Read more and how to comment here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/attempt-by-canadian-miner-to-expand-uranium-mine-on-us-public-land-near-natural-bridges-national-monument-comment-deadline-monday-1st-august/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/expanding-energyfuels-uranium-mine-impact-by-41-8-acres-is-unnecessary-degradation-of-us-public-lands-health-environmental-hazard-comment-to-blm-deadline-monday/
“* Mining of gold, silver, copper, and other metals on public lands is still governed by the Mining Law of 1872, an antiquated statute that was designed to encourage the settlement of the American West.
* Since that law was passed, mining companies–many of them foreign-owned–have taken over $300 billion worth of valuable metals from public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people.
* Natural Resources Committee Democrats have introduced legislation to modernize hardrock mining in America by requiring companies to pay a royalty on public minerals they mine, strengthening environmental and reclamation standards, protecting special places such as roadless areas and wild and scenic rivers from mining, and devoting resources to cleaning up our long legacy of abandoned mine lands“.
Their proposal is still not perfect, however: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/us-hardrock-mining-and-reclamation-act-of-2015-still-patently-unfair/
Part of the proposed mine expansion
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Not only is South Korea taking uranium from US public lands, but they want someone else to take their nuclear waste! The US and possibly Australia or the UK are the only governments who hate the land and their own people enough to poison them with foreign nuclear waste. Watch out people!
Reuters News Feed Selection
UK says to review EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear energy plan
Posted:Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:28:04 -0400
LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s government has said it will launch a new review into a controversial project to build two new nuclear reactors led by French utility EDF, the country’s first new nuclear plant in decades.
Michigan prosecutor to bring new criminal charges in Flint water scandal
Posted:Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:23:28 -0400
DETROIT, July 28 (Reuters) – The Michigan Attorney General’s Office said on Thursday it will bring a second round of criminal charges related to the investigation into dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint’s drinking water. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/hTfYEXyVvZI/michigan-water-idUSL1N1AE2E3
UPDATE 1-French CDC in talks to buy 49.9 pct stake in EDF power grid unit
Posted:Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:25:35 -0400
PARIS, July 28 (Reuters) – French utility EDF has entered exclusive talks with state-owned bank Caisse des Depots and its unit CNP Assurances to sell them a 49.9 percent stake in power grid unit RTE, it said in a statement on Thursday.
UPDATE 3-EDF board narrowly approves Hinkley Point nuclear project
Posted:Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:33:14 -0400
* Hinkley Point a priority for French, UK governments (Adds EDF confirmation, background) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/HYCxH02fplE/edf-britain-nuclear-idUSL8N1AE9IV
Japan business lobby says Abe government can’t rely on nuclear energy
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s use of nuclear power is unlikely to meet a government target of returning to near pre-Fukushima levels and the world’s No.3 economy needs to get serious about boosting renewables, a senior executive at a top business lobby said.
French minister rejects charges of changing report on Nice attack
Posted:Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:06:29 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s interior minister rejected on Sunday an assertion by a senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change a report into policing on the night of the Bastille Day attack that claimed 84 lives.
Turkish army better able to fight Islamic State after purges – foreign minister
Posted:Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:50:23 +0530
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign minister described as “unfortunate” on Friday comments by the head of U.S. national intelligence suggesting that purges in the Turkish military after a failed coup were harming cooperation in the fight against Islamic State.
France church attacker urges assaults on coalition states – video
Posted:Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:06:59 +0530
DUBAI (Reuters) – Islamic State’s Amaq news agency released a video of one of two teenagers who killed a priest in a church in France this week calling for more attacks in France and other countries of a coalition waging a campaign against the militant group.
More than 56 million trapped in ‘vicious’ cycle of violence and hunger – UN
Posted:Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:54:10 +0530
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 56 million people in 17 countries affected by prolonged conflicts are struggling to feed themselves, trapped in a “vicious” cycle of violence and hunger, two United Nations agencies said on Friday.
SOUTH KOREA TO PICK SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL SITE BY 2028, EYES OVERSEAS STORAGE
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:28am EDT
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea plans to select a site for permanent storage of its high level radioactive waste by 2028, and will also consider looking to store spent nuclear fuel overseas, the government said on Monday.
Anti-mining politician freed from jail in Peru slams government
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:35:24 -0400
LIMA, July 27 (Reuters) – A fiery anti-mining activist and former governor of a gold-rich region in Peru who was freed from jail on Wednesday accused the government of locking him up for two years in order to keep him from power.
Contamination of water pushes up costs, makes safe water scarcer: study
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:06:19 -0400
RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Contamination as people and agriculture crowd around water sources has hiked the cost of water treatment by 50 percent in some major cities, a study said on Monday, making it harder to provide safe drinking water for a growing urban population.
California sea lion crisis lingers; falling births reported
Posted:Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:00:21 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A warming ocean is taking its toll on California’s popular and playful sea lions for a fourth straight year, with scientists now reporting lower birth rates depleting the population, and masses of young animals still washing up starving and stranded on beaches.
California wildfire wreaks havoc near Big Sur coast
Posted:Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:17:00 -0400
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters scrambled on Thursday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California’s famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of the summer travel season.
Second French church attacker was known to police: source
Posted:Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:35:55 -0400
PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) – The second teenager involved in the killing of a priest in a church in France this week was a 19-year-old who was known to security services as a potential Islamist militant, police and judicial sources said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OqOcVkyvQu4/us-europe-attacks-france-idUSKCN10711Z
UPDATE 1-Kinross Gold loss narrows as output rises, costs fall
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:22:43 -0400 July 27 (Reuters) – Kinross Gold Corp reported a slightly narrower second-quarter loss on Wednesday as production rose and costs fell at the world’s fifth-biggest gold miner. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/73nVivGzGR8/kinross-results-idUSL1N1AD2AN
UPDATE 2-Barrick Gold profit lifts, plans Australian mine sale
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:07:47 -0400 TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s largest gold producer, reported a rise in second-quarter profit on Wednesday and said it plans to sell its 50 percent stake in a western Australia mine to carve more from its debt.
UPDATE 1-Hess seeks over $40 mln from Schlumberger in valve dispute
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:28 -0400
HOUSTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Hess Corp said on Wednesday it was pursuing legal action against Schlumberger NV for $40 million or more, claiming the oilfield service provider supplied a defective valve for a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oilfield that shuttered three wells and crimped production. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/168LbbY2rGk/hess-schlumberger-idUSL1N1AD1PB
UPDATE 1-Canadian premier ‘not satisfied’ with Husky spill response
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:08:38 -0400
July 27 (Reuters) – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc’s emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a recurrence. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/u98OKp9LEn8/pipeline-spill-husky-energy-idUSL1N1AD1GB
Emerstone Energy wins Ukraine shale search after Shell pulls out
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:34:30 -0400
KIEV, July 27 (Reuters) – A company set up by investment fund Emerstone Energy has won a contract for shale gas exploration in Ukraine, after Royal Dutch Shell PLC withdrew as separatist violence erupted in Ukraine’s east.
Saudi cleaner fuels project harvests foreign bids to build
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:07:57 -0400
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, July 27 (Reuters) – Foreign engineering companies have bid to build Saudi Aramco’s clean fuels project at the state oil giant’s Ras Tanura refinery, industry sources told Reuters.
Turkey dismisses military, shuts media outlets as crackdown deepens
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:35:32 -0400
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies.
Firefighters battle California wildfires, bulldozer operator dies
Posted:Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:39:10 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling a deadly wildfire in rugged, drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles made steady progress in containing the blaze on Wednesday, after a bulldozer operator helping to fight a smaller wildfire in central California died overnight when his machine overturned
Husky oil spill hits water supply of second Canadian city
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:39:55 -0400 (Reuters) – An oil leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into a major Canadian river has forced a second city in the province of Saskatchewan to stop drawing drinking water, officials said on Monday, widening the impact and cost of the spill. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/qKoEuGk_eqo/us-pipeline-spill-husky-energy-idUSKCN1051ZJ
Greece’s Chios island in state of emergency as wildfire rages
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:35:24 -0400
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece has declared a state of emergency on the Aegean island of Chios, which has been engulfed by a wildfire raging out of control, authorities said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/P3WVjzNPQqI/us-greece-fire-island-idUSKCN10514J
Philippines’ House Speaker wants Congress to license new miners
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:58:25 -0400
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ newly elected House Speaker said on Monday he wants new mining companies to get a legislative license before they are allowed to operate in the country as part of efforts to protect the environment.
Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:37:44 -0400
(Reuters) – More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person and closing a highway.
UPDATE 1-At least 40 percent of Canada oil spill recovered -officials
Posted:Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:21:48 -0400
July 24 (Reuters) – Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/zRS0BYU-F54/pipeline-spill-husky-energy-idUSL1N1AA0HJ
FEATURE-Bankrupt coal giant turns to grass in Wyoming to cut liabilities
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:00:01 -0400
GILLETTE, Wyo., July 25 (Reuters) – A squad of about ten Peabody Energy Corp. miners clad in steel-toed boots and hard hats climbed into massive bulldozers on a recent morning, ready to create rolling hills of grass over former pits at the Rawhide coal mine in Wyoming.
Insight: Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade
Posted:Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:30:40 +0530
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) – On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash.
Munich gunman planned attacks for a year: Bavarian officials
Posted:Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:28:36 -0400
MUNICH (Reuters) – The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/GDX0GdbbSUc/us-europe-attacks-germany-gunman-idUSKCN1040JN
Syrian refugee in Germany arrested after killing woman in machete attack
Posted:Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:48:52 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism.
Police confirm one killed in blast near Nuremberg, Germany
Posted:Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:26:04 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – One person was killed and 10 were injured in an explosion late on Sunday in Ansbach, near the German city of Nuremberg, a police spokesman said.
Friday, 22 July 2016
Comment on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice: [Nonprotective Inaction ] “Guide for Drinking Water after a Radiological Incident” here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268 by 11.59 pm on 25 July 2016.
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Local governor to seek shutdown of Japan’s only operating nuke plant-media
Posted:Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:17:25 -0400
TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – A newly elected local governor will ask Kyushu Electric Power Co for a temporary shutdown of Sendai nuclear plant, Japan’s only operating facility, as early as August, Asahi newspaper said on Wednesday.
Exclusive: Trump considering fracking mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary – sources
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:15:28 -0400
CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating Oklahoma oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary if elected to the White House on Nov. 8, according to four sources close to Trump’s campaign.
French unions walk out of nuclear sector meeting with minister
Posted:Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:07:15 -0400
PARIS, July 18 (Reuters) – Several French trade unions walked out of a meeting with the economy minister on the nuclear sector on Monday, saying they did not want their participation used as a cover to sanction decisions such as on EDF’s Hinkley Point project in Britain.
UPDATE 3-EU launches WTO challenge to Chinese raw material duties
Posted:Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:35:57 -0400
* U.S. revises previous complaint to match EU challenge (Adds U.S. move, paragraph 3; U.S.-EU trade officials’ comments in conference call, paragraphs 5-6; 11-12)
Philippine minister asks Nickel Asia to stop Manicani ore exports
Posted:Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:47:54 -0400
MANILA, July 20 (Reuters) – The Philippine government has asked Nickel Asia Corp to stop shipping nickel ore stockpiles overseas from Manicani island in the central Philippines, the environment secretary said on Wednesday, citing environmental concerns.
Rotterdam offers burial at sea for greenhouse gases
Posted:Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:30:01 -0400
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/GHENT, Belgium, July 19 (Reuters) – A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe’s best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology work.
Turkey’s Erdogan declares state of emergency after coup bid
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:17:16 -0400
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.
Trusted allies: why Putin won’t fire sports minister over doping scandal
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:32:35 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin risks personal humiliation if all Russian competitors are banned from the Rio Olympics over doping, as now seems possible; yet the man on whose watch this may happen, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, is not being fired.
France orders Nice policing inquiry after July 14 attack
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:29:09 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s government, facing intense criticism over security on the night of last week’s deadly truck attack in Nice, said on Thursday it was ordering an inquiry by the national police inspectorate.
South Korea’s Park calls for unity over THAAD deployment
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:43:32 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Thursday the move to deploy a THAAD missile defense system was “inevitable” because of a growing threat from North Korea and that division in the South over its deployment is what Pyongyang seeks.
U.S. ship visit set to end standoff with New Zealand over nuclear policy
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:43:24 -0400
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy plans to send a ship to New Zealand in November, Prime Minister John Key said on Thursday, formally ending a standoff over the Pacific nation’s anti-nuclear policy that dates back more than 30 years. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/b4lJ3K8i1Mw/us-newzealand-usa-idUSKCN1010VG
U.S. sues to seize $1 billion in assets tied to Malaysian state fund
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:54:26 -0400
WASHINGTON/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors are trying to seize more than $1 billion in assets they said were tied to money stolen from the Malaysian state fund, overseen by the prime minister, and used to finance “The Wolf of Wall Street” film, and to buy property and works of art. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/86UuL5NZ28o/us-malaysia-scandal-usa-idUSKCN10009X
Teenage Hong Kong protest leader found guilty of unlawful assembly
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:20:01 +0530
HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court on Thursday found bespectacled teenage democracy activist Joshua Wong guilty of unlawful assembly related to demonstrations that paralysed key arteries of the Chinese-ruled city in 2014.
China’s Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:29:37 +0530
BEIJING (Reuters) – A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, began an important Buddhist rite on Thursday, the first time in 50 years it has happened in Tibet, state media said.
French Riviera attack darkens clouds over Hollande’s re-election hopes
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:36:55 +0530
PARIS (Reuters) – Long under fire for the economy’s slow recovery, French President Francois Hollande looked his chirpiest in months in his traditional Bastille Day TV interview.
After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill: study
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:21:40 -0400
OSLO (Reuters) – The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on Earth last century, has since cooled due to natural swings in the local climate, scientists said on Wednesday, adding that the respite from the thaw is likely to be brief.
EDF board to review Hinkley Point investment decision next week
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:34:34 -0400
PARIS, July 21 (Reuters) – French utility EDF called a board meeting for July 28 to consider a final investment decision on its 18 billion pound ($24 billion) Hinkley Point C nuclear project in Britain, the company said on Thursday
German utility RWE’s local investors secure influence at Innogy
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:26:53 -0400
DUESSELDORF, Germany, July 21 (Reuters) – Municipal shareholders in Germany’s RWE have secured continued influence at the utility’s renewables and retail business, the head of their representative body told Reuters, signalling improvement in a relationship that is key to the group and its cash-strapped local investors.
UPDATE 1-France and Ireland eye 1 bln euro power link by 2025
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:12:30 -0400
* French power prices around 30 pct lower than Britain (Updates with comment, start date, background) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/lUjUeiloVa0/france-ireland-electricity-idUSL8N1A74HY
Q&A: Jim McCann uses flower power to benefit society
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:36:08 -0400
NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) – In a conservative suit and tie, Jim McCann does not look like a hippie. But the founder of 1-800-Flowers is using flower power to push a powerful social agenda. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/L8wxIrKGJIk/money-lifelessons-jimmccann-personal-fin-idUSL1N1A61R2
Ditch metal and plastic and turn to wood to save the planet, says U.N.
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:26:21 -0400 ROME, July 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For design enthusiasts worried about forests being axed for furniture, this may come as a bit of a surprise: buying a table made of wood instead of metal or plastic could significantly help cut carbon emissions, according to a U.N. agency. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/CIDE2ZCFkY0/climatechange-forests-furniture-idUSL8N1A63B3
Miner Newmont hints at dividend increase as bullion prices soar
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:24:59 -0400 TORONTO, July 21 (Reuters) – Newmont Mining Corp, the world’s second biggest gold miner by market value, hinted on Thursday that it will boost its quarterly dividend later this year, reflecting a 25 percent jump in bullion prices so far this year.
Johnson Controls’ building efficiency segment growth driven by North America, Asia
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:34:42 -0400
July 21 (Reuters) – Johnson Controls Inc’s building efficiency segment growth was driven by growth in both North America and Asia, CEO Alex Molinaroli said on Thursday during a conference call with analysts following its third quarter earnings.
UPDATE 3-Komatsu to buy U.S. mining equipment rival Joy Global for $2.9 bln
Posted:Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:31:12 -0400 * Latest Japanese outbound deal as strong yen increases firepower (Adds background) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/b2uSY7lAzek/joy-global-ma-komatsu-idUSL4N1A72DX
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Comment: Ditch metals and use more fast growing plant-based plastics, not trees! Wood is a superior material, but we need to do more to protect trees, including making toilet paper in new ways.
Friday, 15 July 2016
A lot here which warrants comment but there is no time right now.
Friday 15 July 2016
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Truck attacker kills over 70 in Nice Bastille Day crowd
Posted:Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:49:13 -0400
NICE, France (Reuters) – An attacker killed at least 73 people and injured scores when he drove a truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, local media quoted officials as saying. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/XhWR84hpp7A/us-france-crash-idUSKCN0ZU2K7
Japan court upholds reactor shutdown in new blow to nuclear industry
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:13am EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese court on Tuesday upheld an order to keep two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power closed, the utility said, helping keep efforts to get the country’s struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo.
May builds new-look Brexit cabinet to steer EU divorce
Posted:Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:11:10 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – New Prime Minister Theresa May ruthlessly overhauled the British cabinet on Thursday, sacking a raft of ministers, promoting loyalists and putting supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union firmly in charge of negotiating its terms.
U.S. agrees to clean-up deal with bankrupt miner, hopes for payment
Posted:Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:09:26 -0400
July 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. government agreed to a mine clean-up deal that allows coal producer Alpha Natural Resources to exit bankruptcy, despite concerns that Alpha will be unable to fund $400 million in commitments, a government lawyer told a court on Thursday.
UPDATE 1-Super typhoon Nepartak hits Taiwan, disrupts power supply, transport
Posted:Thu, 07 Jul 2016 23:56:00 -0400
* Year’s first typhoon leads to cancellation of over 500 flights
MEDIA-Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to cost up to 37 bln pound – The Guardian
Posted:Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:23:16 -0400
— Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy
On first trip as UK PM, May to discuss Brexit with Scotland’s Sturgeon
Posted:Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:50:48 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Edinburgh on Friday to discuss the implications of Brexit for Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon, head of the pro-independence Scottish government, May’s office said in a statement.
Trump postpones running-mate announcement, but Indiana’s Pence is expected choice
Posted:Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:28:28 +0000
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump abruptly postponed his planned announcement on Friday of his vice presidential running mate because of a deadly truck attack in France, but Republican sources said his choice was expected to be Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Congo kicks out activists who were investigating logging
Posted:Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:33:55 -0400
KINSHASA, July 14 (Reuters) – The Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday expelled two Global Witness activists who were investigating logging practices in its vast forests, the government said.
Portugal stuns France with late Eder strike in Euro final
Posted:Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:52:56 -0400
Sanders’ TPP stance shot down by Democrats’ platform committee
Posted:Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:56:30 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A trade deal fight led by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday failed to fully materialize as rival and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton announced a compromise to expand mandatory healthcare funding over the next decade.
Faced with Trump and Clinton, Americans yearn for third choice: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Posted:Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:14:36 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans’ demand for an alternative to the two main presidential candidates has surged since the last election, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows, underscoring the unpopularity of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/6PM4ZylmVNw/us-usa-election-thirdparty-idUSKCN0ZO2AS
Pentagon says near deal with Lockheed for more F-35 fighter jets
Posted:Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:26:54 -0400
RAF FAIRFORD, England (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp are in the final stages of negotiations about two contracts for 160 fighter jets, tandem deals valued at more than $14 billion, the Pentagon’s F-35 program manager said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/AZeeuN9j2oY/us-airshow-britain-lockheed-fighter-idUSKCN0ZP0QA
Dallas shootings cast shadow over Obama trip to Spain
Posted:Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:39:24 +0530
MADRID, Spain (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet with the King of Spain and Spain’s acting prime minister in Madrid on Sunday, but the trip that was meant to show solidarity with Europe has been overshadowed by violent events in the United States. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/woOyjrzDcJY/usa-spain-obama-idINKCN0ZQ03Z
UPDATE 3-Volkswagen to pay $86 mln in penalties to California over emissions
Posted:Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:30:16 -0400
LOS ANGELES, July 7 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG will pay an additional $86 million in penalties to California over its emissions scandal, on top of a settlement of $14.7 billion the automaker reached…
China to launch environmental probes in 8 more provinces
Posted:Fri, 08 Jul 2016 03:07:03 -0400
SHANGHAI, July 8 (Reuters) – China will send inspection teams to eight more provinces and regions to see how well they are complying with state environment rules and fighting the country’s war on pollution, the environment ministry said.
Iran says fire at Bu Ali Sina petrochemical complex contained, no casualties
Posted:Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:19:10 -0400
July 7 (Reuters) – A fire that broke out at Iran’s Bu Ali Sina petrochemical refinery complex has been contained, the Iranian oil ministry said on its official website Shana on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/99jsnBpzdSQ/idUSL8N19T1VR
Thursday, 7 July 2016
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Please let there be more arrests of corrupt pro-nuclear officials and their “friends” in industry the world over!
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UPDATE 1-Brazil police arrest 19 in Eletrobras nuke-plant bribe probe
Posted:Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:46:45 -0400
* Eletrobras nuclear unit CEO forced to give up post (Adds Pinheiro arrest, size of bribery allegations, Brazil nuclear detail, changes dateline) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/CTxQOV4eCe0/brazil-corruption-idUSL1N19S1AL
UPDATE 1-German court rejects E.ON damages claim in nuclear lawsuit
Posted:Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:43:24 -0400
FRANKFURT, July 4 (Reuters) – A German court decided against awarding damages to the country’s largest utility E.ON in a case where E.ON had sought 382 million euros ($425.43 million) in compensation for an enforced, temporary shutdown of its nuclear plants in 2011. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/BakbEWgAQN4/e-on-nuclear-court-idUSL8N19Q2EK
UPDATE 2-Petroperu fined, president ousted over oil spills in Amazon
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:53:44 -0400
LIMA, June 30 (Reuters) – The Peruvian government dismissed the head of Petroperu, German Velasquez, and fined the state-owned energy company about $3.5 million after the third oil spill in the… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/NIgQz7b3xC8/peru-petroperu-idUSL1N19N01N
France’s EDF sets sights on $200 bln nuclear decommissioning market
Posted:Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:49:13 -0400
PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – EDF aims to snare a sizeable share of the global nuclear decommissioning market, worth an estimated 200 billion euros ($222 billion) over the next 15 years, by virtue of experience gained in dismantling its old reactors. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/V7hB4ijPlcc/france-nuclear-decommissioning-idUSL8N19Q3N4
UPDATE 1-Israel’s Harel to buy Tamar gas field stake from Noble
Posted:Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:14:26 -0400 http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/OMt47BX3eGc/harel-insurance-noble-energy-gas-idUSL8N19R2GI
BRIEF-BWX Technologies says a court ruled in favor of BWXT parties in a case alleging that they owed royalties on commercial nuclear contracts
Posted:Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:11:34 -0400
* On June 30, Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of BWXT parties in case alleging owed royalties on commercial nuclear contracts Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/SudyPS7LAlw/idUSFWN19R0KW
UPDATE 1-Rio Tinto chief shelves giant Guinea iron ore project -newspaper
Posted:Mon, 04 Jul 2016 18:18:13 -0400
CONAKRY July 4 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto has shelved its $20 billion Simandou iron ore project in Guinea because of a sustained slump in prices, the company’s new Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques said in an interview with The Times newspaper. http://www.reuters.com/article/guinea-rio-tinto-idUSL8N19Q429?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector
UPDATE 1-Philippines to review all mines as environmentalist takes the helm
Posted:Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:58:10 -0400
* New minister to evaluate if Philippines is safe from mining http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/KCf8Ficsg-k/philippines-mining-idUSL4N19N05W
Philippine minister says to review all existing mining operations
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:18:59 -0400
MANILA, July 1 (Reuters) – The Philippine government will order a review of all the existing mines operating in the Southeast Asian country, its new mining minister said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/fuVgijQJnF8/philippines-mining-review-idUSP9N18002M
BHP says will fight $6 bln claim over Samarco disaster
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:51:00 -0400
SYDNEY, July 1 (Reuters) – BHP Billiton on Friday said it would appeal against the decision by a Brazilian court to reinstate a $6 billion public civil claim over last year’s Samarco iron ore mine disaster. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ND-b7k0Q3RU/bhp-billiton-samarco-claim-idUSL4N19N1A9
Philippine mining set for bumpy ride under Duterte administration
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:00:01 -0400
MANILA, July 1 (Reuters) – After the Philippines became the top supplier of nickel ore to China in the last two years, its struggling mining industry may have felt like it was turning a corner. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/HSNqvm_K48Y/philippines-mining-idUSL4N19J2FL
Rio Tinto’s young guns herald new era of growth for miners
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:57:22 -0400
SYDNEY, July 1 (Reuters) – After a rapid rise at Rio Tinto , Jean-Sebastien Jacques, 44, is the youngest boss at a major mining company: the first in a generation that will need to shift from an era of cuts to one of cautious growth. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/DH5etW4Pw7I/rio-tinto-ceo-idUSL4N19K3NI
UPDATE 1-ArcelorMittal, Italy’s CDP lead rival bids to buy Ilva steel plant
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:48:48 -0400
ROME, June 30 (Reuters) – ArcelorMittal and Italy’s Marcegaglia have offered to acquire Italian steel plant Ilva, pitting themselves against a rival joint bid by Italy’s state lender CDP, businessman Leonardo Del Vecchio’s holding company and steelmaker Arvedi. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/tft-vj04Mx0/italy-ilva-idUSL8N19M5YP
UPDATE 2-Brazil police raid offices of major builders in railway probe
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:15:23 -0400
BRASILIA, June 30 (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police on Thursday raided the offices of at least 12 builders to seek evidence of a cartel handling railway projects, antitrust watchdog Cade said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ou7RFZyhS5o/brazil-corruption-railways-idUSL1N19M0DU
UPDATE 4-Canada court overturns federal approval of Enbridge oil pipeline
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:05:20 -0400
VANCOUVER, June 30 (Reuters) – A Canadian court has overturned the approval of Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline, again delaying a project fiercely opposed by environmentalists and many aboriginal groups. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/cW-ouxg57ss/enbridge-inc-pipeline-idUSL1N19M1IW
UPDATE 3-U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:13:51 -0400
WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/PQhqNxwb4uI/tesla-investigation-idUSL1N19M2HV
UPDATE 1-French new car sales up in June, Volkswagen tumbles
Posted:Fri, 01 Jul 2016 03:33:09 -0400
PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) – Sales of new cars in France rose in June, although German carmaker Volkswagen, which has been caught up in a diesel emissions scandal, saw its sales fall by 10.9 percent. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/_QRUGKJFbg4/france-autos-idUSL8N19N0YJ
Friday 1 July 2016
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Rosatom’s global nuclear ambition cramped by Kremlin politics
Posted:Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:32:09 -0400
PARIS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The $100 billion overseas order book of Russia’s nuclear power plant builder Rosatom — bigger than all its Western competitors combined — makes it look like the giant in its field. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/itvmP8Q8SR8/us-russia-nuclear-rosatom-idUSKCN0ZC0QZ
UPDATE 1-France’s Macron demands quick EDF decision on UK’s Hinkley Point
Posted:Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:06:02 -0400
PARIS/LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron called for a swift decision by state-controlled utility EDF on investing in its Hinkley Point nuclear project in Britain, despite last weeks’ British vote to leave the European Union. http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/utilitiesNews
UPDATE 1-Global nuclear power capacity grew fast last year-IEA
Posted:Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:00:07 -0400
PARIS, June 28 (Reuters) – Nuclear power capacity grew fast last year, mainly in China, but challenges such as ageing plants and low electricity prices could hobble the sector, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/1VEMIY4BDRc/france-nuclear-iea-idUSL8N19K1YW
Murders, violence on rise as parched central India battles for water
Posted:Wed, 29 Jun 2016 02:59:57 -0400
BHOPAL, India, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Imrat Namdev and her younger sister Pushpa Namdev were neighbours in Chhatarpur district, in the drought-hit Indian region of Bundelkhand. Both relied on the same well for water and, according to police, frequently quarrelled over how much the other was using. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Fky6qsakkrs/india-water-violence-idUSL8N19J5Z1
UPDATE 3-Canada court overturns federal approval of Enbridge oil pipeline
Posted:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:28:11 -0400
VANCOUVER, June 30 (Reuters) – A Canadian court has overturned the approval of Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline, adding another steep obstacle to a project fiercely opposed by environmentalists and many aboriginal groups. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/XjNv16VCFXo/enbridge-inc-pipeline-idUSL1N19M1IW
Thales aims at boosting its revenue in cybersecurity with Cisco
Posted:Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:22:06 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – French electronics group Thales aims to increase its revenues by hundreds of millions of euros in the cybersecurity field through a strategic agreement it has signed with Cisco Systems, it said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/oB3yDBAuri0/us-cisco-systems-thales-cyber-idUSKCN0ZE2IR
Important to look at individuals in VW scandal: Lynch
Posted:Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:15:31 -0400
PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday that it was important for the Justice Department to look at individuals in the ongoing criminal investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/fvtcFA56ZJM/us-volkswagen-emissions-lynch-idUSKCN0ZE2JT
Toyota recalls 3.37 million cars over airbag, emissions control issues
Posted:Wed, 29 Jun 2016 02:18:07 -0400
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/RQCwF6-gUb0/us-autos-toyota-recall-idUSKCN0ZF0CX
Congressional watchdog expands probe of lax Wall Street oversight
Posted:Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:12:55 -0400 NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional watchdog said on Tuesday it has formally added three agencies to its investigation into whether government regulators are too soft on the banks they are meant to police. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/pKMdGxFEmF8/us-usa-regulators-probe-idUSKCN0ZE2MU
IKEA recalls 36 million chests, dressers after six deaths
Posted:Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:32:06 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Swedish furniture retailer IKEA Group is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the United States and Canada that have been linked to the deaths of six children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/KtKhgGj2yis/us-usa-recall-ikea-ab-idUSKCN0ZE2CB
U.S. senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill
Posted:Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:55:21 -0400 WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – A Democratic senator on Monday prevented legislation from being quickly considered that would expand the FBI’s power to use secretive surveillance orders to obtain… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/IM9O-nNBPLc/cyber-fbi-emails-idUSL1N19J24W
UPDATE 3-Volkswagen’s U.S. diesel emissions settlement to cost $15 bln -source
Posted:Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:38:51 -0400 WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG’s settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/MfV40LoR8z4/volkswagen-emissions-settlement-idUSL1N19J1XL
PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times – June 28
Posted:Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:32:52 -0400 June 28 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/sD5EXUWKTeI/britain-press-ft-idUSL4N19J5AH
Germany imposes limits on fracking
Posted:Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:46:52 -0400
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany imposed limits on fracking on Friday, dealing a blow to efforts to develop shale gas. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/t5OPYDPs8aA/us-germany-fracking-idUSKCN0ZA2KW
Senior Merkel ally says London should be allowed Brexit rethink
Posted:Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:21:55 -0400
BERLIN, June 26 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has said politicians in London should be able to have the chance to think again about the consequences of leaving the… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/xn2P3THgi6Y/britain-eu-germany-rethink-idUSB4N16V022
EPA says filtered Flint, Michigan drinking water safe to drink
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:12:18 -0400
DETROIT (Reuters) – Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public health crisis erupted after residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/KFwDpNsuP-M/us-michigan-water-idUSKCN0Z925V
UPDATE 1-TransCanada formally seeks NAFTA damages in Keystone XL rejection
Posted:Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:11:45 -0400
TORONTO, June 25 (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion in damages, the company said in legal papers dated Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/hoKS9qs-gbc/transcanada-keystone-idUSL1N19H0A3
After deadly China tornado, rescuers clean up hazardous chemicals
Posted:Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:23:09 -0400
BEIJING, June 26 (Reuters) – Rescue workers have been trying to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals after a deadly tornado hit eastern China on Thursday, killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 800 others, Chinese state media reported late on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/VhsCW946iLU/china-storm-idUSL4N19I018
UPDATE 3-Russia secures energy deals, talks security with China as Putin visits
Posted:Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:04:09 -0400
BEIJING, June 25 (Reuters) – Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/3n7zHijd_P8/rosneft-chemchina-idUSL8N19H079
Russia’s VEB guarantees $3 bln of Yamal LNG debt
Posted:Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:45:58 -0400
MOSCOW, June 24 (Reuters) – Russian development bank VEB said on Friday it had provided a guarantee for $3 billion of debt to the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, led by Russian gas firm Novatek. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Jt4JGgDTm50/russia-veb-novatek-idUSL8N19G6EU