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Fierce winds fan California wildfires, more than 200 missing


MALIBU, Calif. Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concern about a possible rising death toll, with gusty, dry winds expected to fan the flames. | Video

U.S. plans new limits on heavy-duty truck emissions

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will announce plans to propose new rules to significantly decrease emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxide from diesel highway heavy-duty trucks and engines, an agency official said.

U.S., 12:25pm EST

VW could build up to 50 million electric cars: Automotive News

FRANKFURT Volkswagen could build up to 50 million electric cars on its new electric vehicle platform and is looking at expanding its manufacturing footprint in the United States, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Automotive News.

Tech 12:29pm EST

Australian state looks to beef up grid for solar, wind power

MELBOURNE Australia's most populous state of New South Wales outlined plans on Monday to speed development of A$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion) worth of transmission capacity to hook up more wind and solar power.

12:05am EST

Sunny spells help Ivory Coast's main cocoa crop

ABIDJAN Sunny spells in most of Ivory Coast last week were expected to boost the main cocoa crop in the world's top producer, farmers said on Monday.

8:53am EST

China postpones lifting of ban on trade of tiger and rhino parts

BEIJING China has postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other uses, the government said on Monday, after a storm of protest from conservation groups over a plan to water down the decades-old prohibition.

China 4:07am EST

Australia charges woman with using needles to contaminate strawberries

SYDNEY An Australian court on Monday ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor charged in a strawberry needle contamination case that sparked a major food scare to stay in custody until she next appears in court. | Video

World, Australia, 7:56am EST

Big Oil spent 1 percent on green energy in 2018

LONDON Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 percent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, but investments by Europe's giants vastly outpaced their U.S. and Asian rivals, a study showed.

Global Energy News 7:29am EST

U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/NEW YORK A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump. | Video

Nov 10 2018

Heavy rains, flooding kill 12 people in Jordan: government

AMMAN Twelve people died in heavy rains and flooding in parts of Jordan on Friday and authorities evacuated foreign tourists from the ancient city of Petra and other popular destinations, officials said on Saturday.

World, Nov 10 2018