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Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.
For Chinese steelmakers, bigger is better to survive war on smog
MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's biggest steel makers have rarely had it so good.
Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
NHC says Hurricane Maria weakens slightly
(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, a Category 1 storm, has weakened slightly as it moves northward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
Menacing Bali volcano throws tourists' plans into jeopardy
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - Some tourists are having second thoughts about visiting the tropical Indonesian resort island of Bali after repeated warnings that its highest volcano could erupt at any time, half a century after it killed more than 1,000 people.
Puerto Rico power grid rebuild after hurricane faces big hurdles
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, officials were still taking stock of what is expected to be a months-long effort to rebuild the island's power system, keeping much of its 3.4 million people in darkness for an extended period.
Psychological aftershocks linger after massive Mexico quake
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In a simple, illustrated note, 10-year-old Maximiliano said goodbye to his friend and neighbor Julian, killed when their five-story housing complex collapsed after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation.
Britain opens first subsidy-free solar power farm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's first solar power farm to operate without a government subsidy is due to open in eastern England on Tuesday, as a sharp fall in costs has made renewable energy much more economical.
Earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude strikes off Fiji, no tsunami threat: PTWC
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 magnitude struck off Fiji on Tuesday but there was no threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said.
U.S. energy secretary asks oil industry to study carbon capture technology
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry asked an oil industry advisory council on Monday to help find ways for oil drillers to exploit technology that captures carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, by injecting the carbon dioxide into the ground to help drill for oil.