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Factbox: Is the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine about to be blown?
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Factbox: Is the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine about to be blown?

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of planning to blow up the Kakhovka hydro-electric dam on the Dnipro River, a step that would unleash a devastating flood across a large area of southern Ukraine. What is the Kakhovka dam, is it about to be blown and what impact would that...

America’s new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem
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America’s new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem

WASHINGTON/LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – U.S. firms developing a new generation of small nuclear power plants to help cut carbon emissions have a big problem: only one company sells the fuel they need, and it’s Russian. That’s why the U.S. government is urgently looking to use some of its stockpile of weapons-grade uranium to help...

Putin asserts control over Ukraine nuclear plant, Kyiv disagrees
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Putin asserts control over Ukraine nuclear plant, Kyiv disagrees

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government on Wednesday to take control of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog warned that power supply to the site was “extremely fragile”. However, the boss of Ukraine’s state energy agency announced he was taking over the plant,...

Millions urged to evacuate as Florida Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ian
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Millions urged to evacuate as Florida Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ian

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept 28 (Reuters) – Florida Gulf Coast residents emptied grocery shelves, boarded up windows and fled to evacuation shelters as Hurricane Ian barreled closer on Wednesday, lashing the state’s southern tip hours before it was forecast to make U.S. landfall. Ian has strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the U.S. National...

Top U.S. Senate Democrat Schumer sets vote for Wednesday on Kigali climate deal
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Top U.S. Senate Democrat Schumer sets vote for Wednesday on Kigali climate deal

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on approving the Kigali amendment...

Russian-held nuclear plant disconnects from Ukraine grid for first time – Energoatom
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Russian-held nuclear plant disconnects from Ukraine grid for first time – Energoatom

FILE PHOTO – A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was completely disconnected...

Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings tumble
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Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings tumble

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in U.S. stock prices...

Biden stops short of declaring climate emergency, takes steps on wind power
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Biden stops short of declaring climate emergency, takes steps on wind power

SOMERSET, Mass./WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that climate change is an emergency but stopped short of a formal declaration, announcing a modest package of executive actions and promising more aggressive efforts. Biden made the comments during a visit to Massachusetts and as a historic heat wave batters Europe...