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As Delhi chokes, ministry says coal-fired plants need extra time to meet emission norms

As Delhi chokes, ministry says coal-fired plants need extra time to meet emission norms

The utilities have cited costs and technical difficulties for missing earlier deadlines, at the end of 2017 and then the end of 2019.

India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi
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India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi

India's federal pollution regulator has warned coal-fired power plants around New Delhi that they could be shut down for failing to comply with deadlines to meet emissions standards, according to sources.

Thailand asks farmers not to grow off-season rice on drought worries
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Thailand asks farmers not to grow off-season rice on drought worries

The Thai government has asked farmers in 22 provinces to not grow off-season rice, as the country braced for a dry spell amid low water levels in main reservoirs.

China plans to toughen emission checks on steel mills
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China plans to toughen emission checks on steel mills

China will continue to enforce production restrictions in heavy industry in winter this year and will tighten its emission assessment on steel mills when granting exemptions from curbs already in place, an environment ministry official says.

As groundwater runs short, water battles grow in parched Chennai

As groundwater runs short, water battles grow in parched Chennai

When the thousands of water lorry drivers who shore up parched Chennai's overtaxed water delivery system went on strike for three days last month, to protest a ruling restricting their access to groundwater, a water crisis ensued.

More than 1.5 million ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence threatens Carolinas
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More than 1.5 million ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence threatens Carolinas

More than 1.5 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the U.S. Atlantic coast as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm and the most powerful to menace the Carolinas in nearly three decades, barreled in on Tuesday.
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Warmer-than-normal temperatures to continue in Europe

Warmer-than-normal temperatures to continue in Europe

Above average temperatures are set to continue in most of Europe during the September to November period, forecasts by The Weather Company showed on Tuesday.
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