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California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state

LOS ANGELES A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.

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Exclusive: Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document

NEW YORK U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.

15 Dec 2017

Beijing spared as smog triggers curbs on factories across northern China

BEIJING Smog warnings across northern China have forced authorities to order factories to reduce output, construction sites to slow work, and the enforcement of limits on the use of diesel-fueled vehicles on Thursday.

15 Dec 2017

Dutch test the water for subsidy-free offshore wind farms

AMSTERDAM The Netherlands launched an attempt to fund an offshore wind farm without subsidies on Friday, hoping to capitalize on a boom in renewable energy.

Water 15 Dec 2017

EPA seeks input to rework rule on lead in drinking water

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people from lead and copper contamination in drinking water.

Water 14 Dec 2017