Environment

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Small steel mills in China are taking advantage of lax environmental enforcement to ramp up production ahead of bigger rivals, industry and government officials said, jeopardizing anti-smog targets and defying industry consolidation. FILE PHOTO: A poster showing Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen in front of the Xinyuan Steel plant in Anyang,
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FILE PHOTO: Brazil Mining Secretary Alexandre Vidigal de Oliveira gestures during an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jake Spring BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector’s main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse
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People stand outside a department store on the Syntagma Square following the evacuation of nearby buildings after an earthquake in Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running
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