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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review the Trump administration’s use of waivers exempting oil refineries from the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a letter dated Friday, after lawmakers called for an investigation. FILE PHOTO: Corn rests on the ground on Hodgen Farm in Roachdale, Indiana, U.S. October 29,
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison found himself on Sunday again defending his actions in response to the country’s unprecedented bushfires crisis that has killed 24 people and left thousands more homeless. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference on the governments’ bushfire response at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia,
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier, as cooler conditions provided a temporary respite from blazes that have scarred the country’s east coast for weeks. A satellite image shows wildfires burning east of Obrost, Victoria, Australia January 4, 2020. Satellite
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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia’s east coast on Saturday, fueled by soaring temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property. Heavy smoke shrouds yachts moored at Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia January 4, 2020. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS By mid-afternoon, Victoria had 19
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