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Norway gives go-ahead to disputed Arctic copper mine

Norway’s government approved on Thursday the building of a copper mine near Europe’s northernmost point despite years of opposition from indigenous Sami herders and fishermen.

France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned

Only half of France’s farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country’s farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then.

Orsted, Eversource Energy bid to supply New York offshore wind power

Denmark’s Orsted and U.S.-based Eversource Energy have submitted a joint bid to build a wind farm offshore of New York state, the companies said on Thursday.

Mercedes-Benz EU emissions jump under new testing regime

Daimler will push electric and hybrid cars more aggressively after tougher emissions tests revealed pollution levels in Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars rose 7 percent last year.

Colombia must strictly monitor ‘fracking’ pilot projects: panel

Colombia must implement strict monitoring of three pilot projects that will mark its first foray into “fracking,” an expert commission said on Thursday, before deciding whether the controversial technique for extracting oil and gas can be widely used.

Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory.

Three companies bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

Norway’s Equinor ASA and a joint venture of Danish Orsted and Eversource Energy have submitted bids to supply offshore wind power to the New York State, the companies said on Thursday.

Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

Norway’s Equinor has submitted a bid to supply New York with offshore wind power from its Empire Wind project south of Long Island, the company said on Thursday.

EQM expects to complete WV-VA Mountain Valley natgas pipe fourth-quarter 2019

EQM Midstream Partners LP said on Thursday it expects to complete the $4.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia in the fourth quarter of 2019 despite remaining legal challenges against the project.

Tanzania hydropower dam to cost more than double government estimate -study

Tanzania’s Stiegler’s Gorge Dam, due to be built on a UNESCO World Heritage site, will cost more than double the government’s estimates, an independent study showed on Thursday.

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