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  • United Therapeutics to develop, sell Arena Pharma’s hypertension treatment

    (Reuters) – United Therapeutics Corp on Thursday signed a deal potentially worth up to $1.2 billion for the rights to develop and sell Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc’s pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment(PAH). The two companies said the deal for Arena’s late-stage experimental treatment, ralinepag, includes milestone payments of up to $400 million based on certain regulatory events

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  • German finance minister: Changing imissions protection law makes diesel retrofits attractive

    German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz attends a press conference after the federal cabinet meeting in Potsdam, Germany November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that changing the imissions protection law made hardware retrofits of diesel cars attractive. On Thursday the cabinet agreed on new legislation, according

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  • UK signals plan to leave EU emissions trading scheme after Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is likely to leave the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) after Brexit and set up its own equivalent system, UK government documents published late Wednesday show. FILE PHOTO: An environmental activist pushes a giant ball with the words, “Toxic tonnes” during a protest outside the European Parliament in Brussels February

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  • Exclusive: At U.N. climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year’s talks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Coal sits in train cars on tracks in Grundy, Virginia, U.S., May

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  • While Yamaha Purrs Ahead With Electric Bikes, Honda, Suzuki & Kawasaki Lag

    Bicycles Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard November 15th, 2018 by Michael Barnard  Japan is a fascinating case study of innovation in transportation. The country radically outcompeted American manufacturers of cars and motorcycles in the 1970s, bringing less expensive, more efficient, and more reliable products to

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  • DNA firm schooled in war zones helps ID California fire victims

    (Reuters) – The remains of victims charred beyond recognition in the California wildfires are being identified by a pioneering DNA analysis company that primarily works in war zones and crime scenes. FILE PHOTO: A Butte County Sheriff deputy places yellow tape at the scene where human remains were found during the Camp fire in Paradise,

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  • Maxem Allows For EV Charging On Europe’s Constrained Grid Connections

    November 15th, 2018 by Kyle Field  Maxem is an Amsterdam-based company that makes a bolt-on solution for residential customers that gives them control over the large electricity consumers in their home. Since we had lunch with the team in Amsterdam two years ago, the company has continued to refine its

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  • The Approach That Takes Crucial Urban Climate Action

    November 15th, 2018 by The Beam  This article was published in The Beam #6 — Subscribe now for more on the topic. Cities exert an enormous and often overlooked impact on our world. Cities currently represent 78% of worldwide energy demand and emit 60% of global carbon emissions —  the

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  • Novartis ‘completely committed’ to Sandoz, has no split-off plan

    ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Novartis is “completely committed” to its $10 billion-per-year Sandoz generics business, a spokesman said on Thursday, after a newspaper reported Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan planned to split the unit off. FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen at the company’s plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, Switzerland

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  • Troops search for 130 missing in California wildfire, death toll climbs to 56

    PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. National Guard troops scoured the ruins of the town of Paradise on Thursday for any sign of 130 people still missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record as authorities said the death toll had risen to 56. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog found in a bathtub

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