Environment

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans new conditions for pesticide approval and will seek an end date for the use of glyphosate-based weed killers, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File
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ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Sunny spells and scarce rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week could stem the spread of black pod disease and boost the main cocoa crop, farmers said on Monday. A farmer collects cocoa pods on a plantation in Toumodi, Ivory Coast October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Last week,
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PRISTINA (Reuters) – After decades of relying on lignite, Kosovo has been told it needs to phase the energy source out, despite having 14 billion tonnes of reserves, the fifth largest in the world. Smoke rises from coal-fired power plant in Obilic near Pristina, Kosovo November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hazir Reka Last month, the World Bank
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Reuters) – Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) chief executive said this week the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how high court costs rise, but stressed it remained focused on defending the combined company against claims they cause cancer. FILE PHOTO: Werner Baumann, CEO of German pharmaceutical and chemical
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An under-construction building is shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s environment minister blamed the Delhi government and its neighboring states for failing in their efforts to check air pollution which was six times above the recommended limit on Thursday, posing severe health risks. The
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BELGRADE (Reuters) – A protracted drought and higher than average September-October temperatures have lowered water levels across the Western Balkans, hitting hydropower output and driving up power prices. A couple stands on sandbanks which emerged amid Danube River’s lowest water levels this year, in Novi Sad, Serbia, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Along the Danube
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FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court is shown in Washington, U.S., May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared unlikely to revive a lawsuit by villagers in India seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.
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ROME (Reuters) – Violent storms battered Italy for a third consecutive day on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, and flooding much of Venice. The lagoon city’s St. Mark’s Square remained under water for a second day while the adjacent St. Mark’s Basilica was also inundated, with its baptistery totally flooded and its historic, mosaic
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