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Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.

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Harvey puts the squeeze on end-of-summer travel budgets 02:18

With 25 percent of America's refining capacity shut in due to damages caused by Harvey, gas prices are spiking just as drivers prepare to hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Greener, not leaner: VW boosts US sales target 01:45

Volkswagen is launching a scrappage scheme for older diesel vehicles in Great Britain as it tries to lure buyers back post-dieselgate - while announcing ambitious new sales targets in the US. David Pollard reports.

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J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla's electric truck

Wal-Mart Stores Inc and big truck fleet operator J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc said on Friday they will order Tesla Inc's electric semi trucks, boosting the Silicon Valley automaker's effort to expand its reach beyond luxury cars and solar energy systems.

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Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategy

Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar's strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country's new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country's north.

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China's carbon market still facing problems: official

China's carbon trading scheme is still facing problems and needs further improvements, a senior climate official told reporters on Tuesday, as the country tries to meet its commitment to launch nationwide trading this year.

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Carbon dioxide levels grew at record pace in 2016, U.N. says

The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling a 20-metre rise in sea levels and adding 3 degrees to temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday.