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Ice storm pelts central U.S., causing deadly road conditions

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CHICAGO A winter storm battered a large swath of the central United States on Sunday with ice and freezing rain, creating dangerous driving conditions that caused at least five traffic-related deaths and leaving thousands without power. | Video

UK climate scientists raise concerns about Trump presidency

LONDON British climate scientists asked Britain's prime minister on Monday to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge climate change risks and support international action to slow global warming.

Jan 15 2017

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags

DETROIT Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America.

Tech, Jan 15 2017

Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy program soon: minister

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.

Ringling Bros. circus folding its tent after nearly 150 years

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus said on Saturday it will cease performances after 146 years in business, owing to what it said were declining tickets sales and high operating costs.

U.S., Jan 14 2017

Protect common land: Indian classical singer makes unusual appeal

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A popular Indian classical singer stars in a new music video appealing for the protection of common land in Chennai city, amid an increasingly bitter fight over the use of communal lands for industry and development.

8:04am EST

South African guide killed at crocodile farm outside Cape Town

CAPE TOWN A South African tour guide working at a crocodile farm in the Western Cape province near Cape Town has been mauled to death by the beasts, police said on Monday.

World, Africa 4:34am EST

Unilever commits to 100 percent recyclable plastic

LONDON Consumer goods maker Unilever said on Saturday all of its plastic packaging would be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Jan 15 2017

Beijing sets 2017 air pollution goal at more than double WHO's acceptable standard

BEIJING Beijing's air quality target for 2017 is more than double the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the mayor announced on Saturday in the wake of weeks of hazardous air pollution in the Chinese capital.

Jan 14 2017

Emission probes could widen beyond Renault in France: Minister

PARIS A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, the French environment minister said on Sunday, without elaborating.

France Jan 14 2017