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Malaysia’s prime minister plans to launch controversial pro-palm oil campaign in response to EU ban

Things aren’t looking so hot for the palm oil industry right now, thanks to successful campaigning by environmental groups such as Greenpeace and others, highlighting the devastating environmental imp…

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Germany’s Transport Minister Denies Accuracy Of Reports About Joint Fund With Auto Companies For Diesel Car Retrofits

On cue, and following earlier reports that the government was considering the creation of a joint fund with auto manufacturers to finance diesel car retrofits so as to lower emissions, Germany’s Transport Minister has denied that any such actions had been considered

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Japan economy minister: Government has created environment for higher wages

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday that the government had put policies in place needed for companies to raise wages. Motegi, speaking to reporters, said he was confident that the government’s plan to offer tax …

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T&T oil leak could be from offshore rig -minister

Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis. (Trinidad Guardian) Preliminary investigations have revealed that the source of the oil spill that occurred in Chaguaramas over the weekend can be an offshore rig. This was yesterday disclosed …
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Calgary-made oil leak detection tech may make pipelines an easier sell, minister says

The Alberta minister of economic development and trade is lauding a new technology that may make pipelines safer — and so easier to sell. Minister Deron Bilous told a crowd Tuesday morning he supports anything that makes pipelines safer. “It’s critical.
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French Economy Minister Visits Tesla’s Fremont Facility — You Know Why

The Economy Minister of France, Michel Sapin, visited Tesla’s Fremont, California, headquarters on Friday in a bid to snag the electric vehicle manufacturer’s next production facility, according to recent reports

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China’s Electric Cars Sales Boom To Continue, Sales To Double In 2016, China Minister States

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Originally published on Sustainnovate. Electric vehicle sales and production will double in China in 2016, according to recent reports. This refers of course to both all-electric vehicles (EVs) and also to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). This matches a similar claim made by BYD founder and chairman Wang Chuanfu in an interview with Sustainnovate right after BYD won [&hellip

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Minister in ‘white-out’ Antarctica landing – Southland Times


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Minister in 'white-out' Antarctica landing
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The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is investigating the "whiteout" landing by an air force jet in Antarctica. The Boeing 757 landed on Monday in weather below minimum standards. It had insufficient fuel to reach an alternate airport
Air New Zealand is Taking Some Planes on Down to AntarcticaJaunted
TAIC opens inquiry into Antarctica flight safety incidentScoop.co.nz (press release)
Close call on Antarctica flightOtago Daily Times
MSN NZ News –Newstalk ZB –TVNZ
all 7 news articles »

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Peter Kent canned as Canadian Minister of the Environment

My favourite tweeter, Straphanger author Taras Grescoe, posted a joke the other day: Canadian envoy to Bolivian Minister of the Navy: “That’s absurd! You have no coastline!” Bolivian to Canadian envoy: “Why absurd? You have a Minister of the Environment …
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Zhou Shengxian, China’s Environment Minister, Calls His Department ‘Embarrassing’

BEIJING, July 9 (Reuters) – China’s environment minister said his ministry ranked among the world’s “four major embarrassing departments” but defended the agency, saying it was hampered by overlapping functions in government, state media said on …
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