Environment

FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a chimney among houses as new high-rise residential buildings are seen under construction on a hazy day in the city centre of Tangshan, Hebei province February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top steelmaking city of Tangshan issued a second-level or “orange” pollution alert on Tuesday in
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OSLO (Reuters) – Krill are shifting south towards Antarctica as the oceans warm, disrupting stocks that are eaten by penguins and whales and caught by industrial trawlers, scientists said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A blue whale surfaces to breathe in an undated picture from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA/Handout via REUTERS/File
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LA SERENA, Chile (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with authorities reporting as many as 200,000 without power and two people dead of heart attacks. People outside their houses are seen along a street after an earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile January
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial stances on native people and the environment. FILE PHOTO: Chief Joao Ponce (C), head of the Uirapuru indigenous community, walks along a corn field near
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted four managers at Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) luxury Audi unit as part of the U.S. government’s investigation into the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to court documents. An Audi logo is pictured at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil’s agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion
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FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s pollution court on Thursday asked car maker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) to deposit 1 billion rupees ($14.02 million) in a case involving emissions violations,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers on Wednesday he does not believe climate change is a major crisis, and would continue to undo Obama-era emission limits if confirmed. Trump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a
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