Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands
    on September 19, 2017 at 10:33 am

    PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. […]

  • Energy firms back EU plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies
    on September 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of energy firms has backed a disputed plan by EU regulators to attach emissions limits to subsidies for providing back-up power capacity to avert blackouts. […]

  • Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday: NHC
    on September 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

    (Reuters) - Hurricane Jose will begin gradually weakening on Wednesday but is likely to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the east coast of the United States for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. […]

  • Germany must not end combustion engine era like UK: Foreign Minister
    on September 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany must not phase out combustion engine cars as Britain is doing, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday in the wake of an emissions scandal that has damaged the reputation of the country's powerful carmakers. […]

  • BHP pressed to quit Australian mining lobby over climate views
    on September 19, 2017 at 8:23 am

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP on Tuesday urged shareholders to vote down a resolution aimed at getting the mining giant to quit Australia's top mining lobby group, but said it will separately review its membership of industry bodies. […]

  • Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid
    on September 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

    TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission. […]

  • New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules
    on September 19, 2017 at 3:18 am

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack. […]

  • Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on Obamacare attack
    on September 19, 2017 at 1:58 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it. […]

  • Florida's insured losses from Irma total nearly $2 billion to date
    on September 19, 2017 at 1:23 am

    (Reuters) - Florida policyholders so far have filed nearly $2 billion in claims to insurers for damage from Hurricane Irma, the state's insurance regulator said on Monday. […]

  • Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders: CNN
    on September 19, 2017 at 1:22 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. […]