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U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

WASHINGTON A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule's implementation.

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Germany could impose limited diesel car bans in strategy shift

BERLIN Germany's government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily-polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, documents seen by Reuters showed.

Environment, 24 Feb 2018

Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

OSLO Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.

Science, Environment, 24 Feb 2018

Norway's wealth fund eyes low-carbon society in energy investments

OSLO Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will generally shun investments in energy sources such as coal that are unlikely to be needed in a future low-carbon society, it said on Friday.

Environment, 23 Feb 2018

English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish

LONDON An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.

Oddly Enough, Environment, 24 Feb 2018

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