Deep Blue Directory

Cyclone Harold flattens homes, brings injuries in Fiji - A powerful tropical cyclone battered the South Pacific island nation of Fiji on Wednesday, witnesses said, destroying buildings and causing injuries in Suva, the capital, pressuring a population already bracing for the coronavirus outbreak.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:14:51 -0400
Equinor powers ahead with floating wind turbines despite oil crash - Norway approved on Wednesday Equinor's 4.8 billion Norwegian crowns ($466 million) plan to build floating offshore wind turbines that will provide electricity to North Sea oil and gas platforms, the energy ministry said.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:03:04 -0400
Chinese molybdenum miner halts production after tailings spill - Yichun Luming Mining Co Ltd, the owner of a tailings dam in northeast China that leaked last month, contaminating the local river system, has been ordered to suspend molybdenum production, according to a report on a provincial government website.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:14:56 -0400
China snake village scales down as coronavirus prompts wildlife trade ban - Since China began frantic efforts to curb a coronavirus epidemic in late January, residents in the tiny snake breeding village of Zisiqiao have had to come to terms with a ban on wildlife trading, its lifeline for decades.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:05:47 -0400
Singapore ramps up rooftop farming plans as virus upends supply chains - Singapore on Wednesday announced new measures to accelerate local food production as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts global supply chains, including a plan to turn car park rooftops in public housing estates into urban farms.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 03:17:49 -0400
U.S. court rejects refiners' challenge in EPA biofuel waivers case - A U.S. federal court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from two oil refining companies to its January ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency had been handing out biofuel waivers inappropriately.
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:30:29 -0400
EU weighs new requirements for firms against biodiversity, pandemic risks - The European Commission is considering whether to impose new reporting requirements on firms to shield them from growing risks of biodiversity loss and pandemics, a draft document shows, as the EU grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:36:12 -0400
Ukraine fights fires in Chernobyl zone, says no radiation jump - Local authorities in Ukraine have dismissed residents' concerns that forest fires near the Chernobyl nuclear power station have led to unsafe radiation levels.
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:14:44 -0400
Joys of (virtual) Spring: Cambridge University streams online garden tours - (This April 6 story corrects surname of horticulture head to Pettit in fourth and seventh paragraphs)
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:17:18 -0400
World Athletics aims to be carbon neutral by 2030 - The governing body of athletics aims to become carbon neutral by 2030, it said on Tuesday, recognising that the sport has a significant environmental footprint.
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