'The story of coal is a tale of two worlds'www.independent.co.uk
Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one behind the wheel. A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile. After almost a thousand test runs withABC News
A French actor and a self-taught inventor have designed a low-tech machine that converts plastic waste into diesel and petrol, which they say could help fight pollution and provide fuel for remote communities in developing countries.IN
When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that hardly anyone thought twice about lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plansABC News
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice told Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" that he doesn't believe he deserve a second chance to play in the NFL. "Somewhere down the line everybody who's sayin', 'Does he deserve a second chance for football?' And this that and thewww.washingtontimes.com
Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enough An EU agreement to cut emissions from cars by over a third by 2030 has faced opposition from Europe’s car industry for being “unrealistic”, as well as criticism from environmental groups for being insufficient to achieve climate change targets. EU countries will aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 37.5% by 2030 compared with 2021, while emissions from new vans will have to be 31% lower....the Guardian
Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers. The companies said Tuesday that Nuro's unmanned vehicle, the R1, will be added to a fleet of autonomous Prius vehicles that have run self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, ArizonaABC News
The number of badgers killed in a bid to control bovine TB has reached a new high this year, according to new government figures.www.independent.co.uk
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska wildlife officials say a fatal deer illness has been confirmed in Keya Paha and Valley counties. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Monday that testing done on deer killed by hunters in November showed evidence of the disease. Keya Paha County is in north-centralwww.washingtontimes.com
British Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said on Tuesday that preparing for a no-deal Brexit was the right course of action for the government to take despite the fact that it was not what it wanted to happen.U.S.
Europe told if it does not act it will be ‘turning blind eye to genocide’ under Bolsonaro Brazil’s foremost indigenous leader has called on the EU to impose trade sanctions to prevent ecological disaster and a “social extermination” by her country’s far-right president-elect, who takes office on 1 January. Jair Bolsonaro has terrified indigenous communities by promising to take every centimetre of their land, designate rights activists as “terrorists” and carve a motorway through the Amazon,...the Guardian
Far-right government vows to legalise mining and commercial farming on indigenous Yanomami land The indigenous leader and campaigning photographer who fought to create Brazil’s biggest tribal reserve warned it could be threatened under the far-right government of the president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, as a major retrospective exhibition opens. Bolsonaro has said the Yanomami reserve, which at 9.6m hectares (24m acres) is twice the size of Switzerland, was too big for its indigenous population....the Guardian
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China has reached a stage where it can only move forward, and that as a big country it should have high aspirations.U.S.
Despite bold promises by President Trump to " build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways " not much has actually been done. The president's infrastructure spending plan hit a predictable and inevitable quagmire — Congress. But the greater obstacle to the Trump administration's desire to improve our infrastructure, one thatwww.washingtontimes.com
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday defended deep cuts to seU.S.
Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block oil production from a proposed artificial gravel island in federal Arctic waters. The groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review an offshore production plan approved for the Liberty project in the BeaufortABC News
But charity vows to ‘fight tooth and nail’ to protect Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire from fracking by Ineos The National Trust has withdrawn its legal opposition to seismic surveying by Ineos at Clumber Park but has vowed to fight to protect the site from fracking. The energy firm Ineos won the right this year to pursue a high court action to gain access to the Grade I-registered country park in Nottinghamshire for surveying, as part of efforts to assess the area for shale gas. Continue...the Guardian
Mayor of London welcomes 'damning report' and calls for faster uptake of electric vehicleswww.independent.co.uk
Mayor of London welcomes ‘damning report’ and calls for faster uptake of electric vehiclesThe Independent
The International Energy Agency forecasts global coal demand will remain essentially stable over the next five years, inching up by just over 1 percent between 2017 and 2023.CNBC
A floating device deployed three months ago to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works. Boyan Slat, 24, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanupABC News
Decisions made from now to 2020 will determine to what extent Earth remains habitable The mood was more one of relief than triumph on Sunday when the world’s governments eventually found common ground at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. This was not just because exhausted delegates were glad to go home after negotiations that dragged on 30 hours beyond the deadline. It also reflected the harder miles and tougher battles to come over the next two years if the planet is to remain...the Guardian
Campaigners welcome move over claims firm knew of global warming dangers for decadesthe Guardian
Chilean law enforcement officials are investigating the delivery of Iranian crude oil to the state energy company ENAP as a possible source of the noxious fumes that caused hundreds of people to seek hospital treatment in August, the prosecutor's office told Reuters.U.S.