Environment

A thermal power plant is seen near residential buildings in Beijing, China November 21, 2018. Picture taken November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing on Friday issued its first air pollution alert for the winter season ahead of a wave of smog that is expected to blanket the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region for
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadliest wildfires in California’s history were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies
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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on Tuesday selected the first case to be tried in federal court in February 2019. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris,
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans addresses a news conference during a European Union’s General Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium, February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS (Reuters) – More action will be needed for the European Union to boost the market for recycled plastics after pledges from companies fell short, EU executive said
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A general view shows Fuego volcano (Volcano of Fire) erupting as seen from San Juan Alotenango, outside of Guatemala City, Guatemala November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s disaster agency Conred said. The
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Most of northern Europe will experience below-normal temperatures from December to February, while there will be warmer, wetter and windier conditions in the south, The Weather Company said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Leaves are pictured on Autumnal trees are at at the Tiergarten park in Berlin, Germany, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch “November has been
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A house destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester (Reuters) – Risk modeling firm RMS said on Monday that it estimated insured losses from the Camp and Woolsey wildfires, which ravaged California, between $9 billion and $13 billion. RMS estimates insured losses of $7.5 billion-$10 billion
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London. Organizers of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain’s government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would nominate the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to take on the position permanently. FILE PHOTO: Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler speaks during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with workers on “Cutting the
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