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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Maersk Tankers is testing the use of wind power to fuel its ships, a new technology it says can cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and help the industry reduce polluting emissions. FILE PHOTO – A Maersk tanker sails, December 12, 2012. Ritzau Scanpix/Asger Ladefoged/via REUTERS The move comes as
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FRANKFURT/WOLFSBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) external compliance monitor on Monday said he disagreed with some VW executives’ use of privacy and attorney client privilege rights to withhold information about a $27 billion global emissions cheating scandal. FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is pictured during the Volkswagen Group’s annual general meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 3,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A proliferation of extreme weather events around the world provides ample evidence that climate change is a reality, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, but she rejected calls for more ambitious climate protection goals. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the ARD Sommerinterview in Berlin, Germany, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Extreme
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi tweeted on Friday that he had incorrectly stated a day earlier that a court had lifted an injunction on products containing the widely used herbicide glyphosate and that a ruling was still pending. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi attends a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil
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TOME, Japan (Reuters) – The next generation farmhand in Japan’s aging rural heartland may be a drone. Nileworks Inc.’s automated drone flies over rice plants, spraying pesticide while diagnosing growth of individual rice stalks, during a demonstration in Tome, Miyagi prefecture Japan August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuka Obayashi For several months, developers and farmers in northeast
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