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Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in Britain
Photo: Phil Noble

Date: 28-Nov-16
Country: UK
Author: Costas Pitas
Britain's biggest carmarker Jaguar Land Rover said it wants to build electric cars in Britain in what would be a further boost to the UK automotive sector after the Brexit vote. The Indian-owned carmaker built just under a third of Britain's 1.6 million cars last year and showcased its first electric car earlier this month, which will be built in Austria.

Fukushima nuclear decommission, compensation costs to almost double

Fukushima nuclear decommission, compensation costs to almost double
Photo: Toru Hanai

Date: 28-Nov-16
Country: Japan
Author: Osamu Tsukimori
Japan's trade ministry has almost doubled the estimated cost of compensation for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant to more than 20 trillion yen, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.

Hurricane Otto hits Nicaragua, Costa Rica as quake shakes region

Hurricane Otto hits Nicaragua, Costa Rica as quake shakes region
Photo: Oswaldo Rivas

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: COSTA RICA
Author: Gabriel Stargardter and Natalie Schachar
Hurricane Otto battered Nicaragua and Costa Rica with powerful winds and torrential rains on Thursday, the same day a major earthquake shook the region, with homes damaged and thousands evacuated, but no deaths reported.

EU requires pension funds to assess climate change risks

EU requires pension funds to assess climate change risks
Photo: Jon Nazca

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: BELGIUM
Author: Francesco Guarascio
EU pension funds will have to include environmental risks in their investment strategies, under a law passed on Thursday, that ecologists hope will encourage money to flow out of fossil fuels and into greener sectors.

Tokyo hit by first November snow in 54 years

Tokyo hit by first November snow in 54 years
Photo: Toru Hanai

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: JAPAN
Author: Elaine Lies and Megumi Lim
The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Thursday was hit by its first November snow in 54 years, slowing rush hour trains as residents slogged to work wearing heavy coats and boots in a city far more accustomed to earthquakes than to snow.

Wildfires tear across drought-stricken parts of Peru

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: PERU
Author: Teresa Cespedes
Wildfires have torn through more than 22,000 hectares (54,363 acres) of forest, protected areas and farmland in drought-stricken parts of Peru as the Andean country suffers one of its driest periods in years, authorities said on Thursday.

China sends environmental inspection teams to seven more regions

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: CHINA
Author: David Stanway
China has dispatched another seven environmental inspection teams to check how its anti-pollution rules are being implemented throughout the regions, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said late on Thursday.

BHP Vale to fund, extend credit over Samarco disaster

BHP Vale to fund, extend credit over Samarco disaster
Photo: Ricardo Moraes

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: Brazil
Author: James Regan
BHP Billiton and Vale Sa have each approved $181 million to fund remediation and compensation programs at the Samarco iron ore joint venture in Brazil following a deadly mine disaster in November 2015.

Australia storm triggers 'unprecedented' pollen asthma attacks

Date: 25-Nov-16
Country: Australia
Author: Melanie Burton
A storm in the Australian city of Melbourne triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks which killed at least four people and on Thursday was labeled a health emergency of "unprecedented scale".

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