Environment

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pictured during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The smog-prone northern Chinese region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei must ensure residents have enough heating this winter, even as it switches thousands of households from coal to cleaner natural gas, Vice Premier Han Zheng said. Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng attends the news conference following the closing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC),
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rekindled his criticism of California’s wildfire prevention steps and threatened to withhold billions of dollars of federal funding amid one of the most destructive fire seasons on record. FILE PHOTO: Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport,
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(Reuters) – Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane Michael, providing a boost to authorities hit by electricity and communications outages. Homes destroyed after Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast in Mexico Beach, October 11, 2018. Chris O’Meara/Pool via REUTERS
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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael’s violence was visible on Thursday in shattered Florida coastal towns, where rows of homes were ripped from foundations and roofs were torn off schools by the near-record-force storm blamed for seven deaths. Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Powerful Hurricane Michael closed in on Florida’s northwestern shore on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and the state’s governor said it would be the worst hurricane to hit the region in a century. Authorities told residents along the affected areas of Florida’s Gulf
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