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How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost


NEW YORK Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.

German court delays ruling on diesel ban to next week

LEIPZIG, Germany A German court has delayed a ruling on whether major cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars, which could hit the resale value of up to 15 million vehicles in Europe's largest car market and force automakers to pay for costly modifications.

Environment 12:11am IST

Coral reefs at risk of dissolving as oceans get more acidic: study

OSLO Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists said on Thursday.

Environment 12:33am IST

Deadly flooding forces evacuations across U.S. South, Midwest

The U.S. Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding on Thursday as snow-melting temperatures and heavy rains swelled waterways after claiming the lives of at least two people, including a child, and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.

Environment 22 Feb 2018

Chinese trawlers travel farthest and fish the most - study

China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intensive study on the subject.

Environment 12:37am IST

Chevrolet Bolt wins top 'green car' from Consumer Reports

WASHINGTON Hyundai Motor Co's Genesis brand topped the annual ranking of new vehicles by influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors Co's electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car.

Environment 22 Feb 2018

EU's top court says Poland breached air pollution rules

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The European Union's top court on Thursday said Poland had failed to uphold air quality standards, part of a wider EU battle to reduce deaths from airborne pollution which it estimates kills 400,000 people every year.

Environment 22 Feb 2018

Seed firms scramble to stop a 'cancer' in Canada's cash crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop. | Video

Environment 5:34am IST

Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink within seven years

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

Environment 12:25pm IST

Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores: Coast Guard

TOKYO Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.

Environment, Japan 8:30am IST