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U.S. judge dismisses boys’ lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

(Reuters) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from…

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Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City’s evening commute after…

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Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Turkey’s western coast – USGS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck near the town of Canakkale on the Western coast of Turkey on Wednesday, the…

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White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks…

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Schools shut, flights canceled as storm sweeps U.S. Midwest, East Coast

A local resident removes snow from a car during a winter storm in Washington, U.S., February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (Reuters) – A winter storm…

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Spain proposes $53 billion public investment in climate change plan

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialist government announced a 47 billion euro ($53 billion) public investment plan on Wednesday to tackle climate change over 10 years,…

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AngloGold’s Colombia soil study cannot be halted by mayor: provincial authority

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Miner AngloGold Ashanti can resume a soil study halted by a municipal council ban on mining activities, the environmental authority in Colombia’s…

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German state says Hambach forest will not be touched until 2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German utility RWE has given assurances it will not touch a forest it had hoped to clear for lignite mining until late…

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Kenya paves way for green bonds in 2019 with new rules

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya set the stage for the country’s first green bond with new rules on Wednesday, part of efforts to diversify its capital…

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German prosecutors start penalty proceedings against Daimler in diesel probe

The Daimler is seen during a press conference on the second press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis…

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French ski patroller killed in Crans-Montana avalanche: Swiss police

The site of an avalanche is pictured in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, February 19, 2019. Police Cantonale Valaisanne/Handout via REUTERS CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) – A French ski…

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China’s capital Beijing vows air quality improvement but gives no target

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s capital city Beijing has pledged to improve air quality this year but did not commit to a specific target, suggesting the…

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Asian millers turn to Argentina for wheat as drought hits Australian output

(Reuters) – Asian wheat millers are snapping up cargoes of the grain from Argentina to arrive in the first-half of the year, typically peak-export season…

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Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru on Tuesday launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police…

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Peru launches ‘sustained’ crack-down on illegal mining in Amazon

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru on Tuesday launched a new, “sustained” effort to uproot illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse corners, sending…

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Chile charges Lumina Caserones copper mine with using too much water

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s environmental regulator on Tuesday said it had filed charges against Lumina Copper for infractions related to over-extraction of water from wells…

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Injured pulled from Swiss avalanche, rescue work continues: police

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) – A major avalanche buried skiers on a busy slope of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday, injuring four people including…

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Wounded pulled from Swiss avalanche, but no confirmed fatalities: Swiss

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) – Four people were injured in an avalanche in the Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday, including one whose life was…

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Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ smuggler sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on…

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Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

EILAT, Israel (Reuters) – A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as…

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British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed

LONDON (Reuters) – After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand…

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U.S. top court takes case that could limit water pollution law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in…

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Several people buried in Swiss avalanche: police

GENEVA (Reuters) – Several skiers were buried in an avalanche on the slopes of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, police said on Tuesday. The avalanche…

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South African parliament approves long-delayed carbon tax bill

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s parliament approved on Tuesday a long-delayed carbon tax bill as it seeks to reduce harmful carbon emissions in Africa’s…

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Hawaii water pollution dispute

FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court is seen ahead of the start of its new term in Washington, U.S., October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo…

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Slovenia set to abandon Mura river hydropower plans

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia is likely to abandon plans to build up to eight hydropower plants on the river Mura, according to an Environment Ministry…

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Tanzanian court sentences Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ to 15 years for smuggling

FILE PHOTO: Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, is escorted by a prison warden at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Dar…

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EU agrees to cut greenhouse gas emissions from trucks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 percent by…

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‘Phantom volcanoes’ may hide more oil and gas in the North Sea: study

OSLO (Reuters) – An unexplored 7,000 square kilometer (2,700 square mile) swathe of the British North Sea, previously thought to contain empty chambers left by…

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Northern Europe set for warmer than normal spring

LONDON (Reuters) – Northern Europe will experience above normal temperatures for the better part of March to May, with most of the continent enjoying a…

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Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western…

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EU agrees on greenhouse gas emission cut for trucks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 percent by…

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BHP calls for international body to oversee tailings dams

FILE PHOTO: BHP Billiton’s chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie poses at the company’s offices in Melbourne, Australia, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) –…

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EU agrees to 30 percent CO2 emissions cut for trucks by 2030

Trucks stand in a queue along a highway near the Austrian border in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European…

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Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China

Security lines are seen set up for protecting visitors from falling ice from melting ice sculptures at the venue of the Harbin International Ice and…

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British lawmakers call on government to put an end to throwaway fashion

MADRID (Reuters) – A cross-party group of British lawmakers recommended on Tuesday that brands and retailers in the fashion industry should pay a penny per…

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Clean-up ongoing at site of Manitoba train derailment

(Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co on Monday said its environmental experts are continuing the clean-up of a site in Western Canada where one of…

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India’s top court order revokes order to open Vedanta smelter

FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, May…

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UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost…

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Canadian National train derails in Manitoba, leaks oil

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed early on Saturday in Western Canada, leaking an undetermined volume of crude oil, the…

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Congo’s Virunga park reopens eight months after deadly ambush

FILE PHOTO: An endangered silverback mountain gorilla from the Nyakamwe-Bihango family feeds within the forest in Virunga national park near Goma in eastern Democratic Republic…

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British children walk out of lessons on climate strike

People take part in a “youth strike for climate change” demonstration in London, Britain February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of British…

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Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil’s savannah

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for…

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France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned

PARIS (Reuters) – Only half of France’s farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country’s farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition…

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Brazil police serving 14 search and eight arrest warrants related to Vale dam disaster

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian police are serving 14 search and eight arrest warrants related to a criminal investigation into the causes of a deadly…

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Brazil arrests eight Vale employees in alleged cover-up in dam disaster

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining firm Vale SA on Friday, accused by state prosecutors of covering up…

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Trust in tailings? Vale dam disaster spurs investors into action

LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking assurances from Brazilian miner Vale by phone after a second deadly dam disaster in three years is not enough for Sasja…

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Norway gives go-ahead to disputed Arctic copper mine

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s government approved on Thursday the building of a copper mine near Europe’s northernmost point despite years of opposition from indigenous Sami…

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U.N. warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea

GENEVA (Reuters) – A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt,…

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India proposes more than $12 billion of pollution-reducing incentives

A general view of high-rise buildings shrouded by smog during an evening in Mumbai, India, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India…

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