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Hyundai urged to stop illegal miners using its machines in Amazon

Hyundai is being urged to prevent its heavy machinery products from being used in illegal mining and environmental destruction in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Big banks fund the heavy machinery used for Amazon deforestation, report says

The deforestation sweeping across the Brazilian Amazon is driven largely by industrial agriculture, mining and cattle ranching. But those activities wouldn’t be possible without heavy machinery like bulldozers and tractors, and the big banks that often finance their purchase.

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Solar power booms in Georgia, where it isn’t mandated

The state has no subsidies or renewable-energy requirements but is experiencing rapid solar-farm growth with the support of Republican utility regulators and rural communities.
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Behind the rise of U.S. solar power, a mountain of Chinese coal

The West’s transition to renewable energy relies heavily on China’s low-cost, high-emissions industry, and governments and companies are looking for changes at the source.
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More US companies discussing climate change in wake of hurricanes, wildfires
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More US companies discussing climate change in wake of hurricanes, wildfires

The bankruptcy of major California utility PG&E Corp as a result of over $30 billion in costs from California wildfires sparked by the state's prolonged drought will likely prompt more companies to discuss how they will respond to the effects of climate change on their businesses.

Truckmaker Volvo to take $778 million emissions hit

Truckmaker Volvo to take $778 million emissions hit

Sweden's Volvo is setting aside 7 billion Swedish crowns ($778 million) to cover costs related to its admission in October that its truck and bus engines could be exceeding limits for nitrogen oxide emissions.

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