Environment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has “screwed” the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
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FILE PHOTO: A sign of state-owned company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is seen at a gas station in Monterrey, Mexico June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The environmental regulator for Mexico’s oil industry said on Monday it had approved the construction of a refinery for state oil company Pemex, but imposed conditions
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump Administration took steps on Monday to significantly weaken the U.S. Endangered Species Act, prompting state attorneys general and conservation groups to threaten legal action to protect at-risk species. FILE PHOTO: A grizzly bear and her two cubs approach the carcass of a bison in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United
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NADI, Fiji (Reuters) – Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbors prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at the Istana Presidential Palace
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KOCHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – The death toll from floods in India’s states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, official figures showed on Saturday, as heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes. Members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) evacuate flood-affected people to a safer place, in Sangliwadi, Sangli district,
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DENVER (Reuters) – Smokey Bear, the cartoon mascot for one of the longest-running public service advertising campaigns in America, warning of wildfire dangers, turned 75 on Friday. An officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service celebrates Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday during a ceremony on the USDA Whitten Patio in Washington, D.C., U.S. in
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A newborn twin panda cub is seen at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park, a zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium August 9, 2019. Benoit Bouchez Pairi Daiza/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Giant panda twins born at a zoo in Belgium on Thursday face a precarious first few days but the “extremely rare” birth
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