Environment

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat “bag rage” as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker’s throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores are putting on more staff to help customers get used to
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TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – A man was arrested on Saturday on charges of starting a forest fire in Colorado that has destroyed structures and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes in one of dozens of wildfires raging across the drought-hit U.S. southwest. Flames rise past a ridge during efforts to contain the Spring Creek
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BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – Europe has pushed back a deadline for companies to volunteer to increase their use of recycled plastics in lieu of regulation, showing how hard it is to end the continent’s reliance on developing countries dealing with its waste. FILE PHOTO: Plastic scrap is seen at Taicang Jinhui Recycling Co., in Taicang, Jiangsu
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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – The airport on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali reopened on Friday after ash from a volcano forced a brief closure and the cancellation of more than 300 flights. Mount Agung in northeastern Bali has been rumbling to life intermittently since late last year and it began belching smoke and ash again
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LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain basks in a heatwave, animals at London Zoo were treated on Wednesday to sugar-free ice lollies in a bid to help them keep cool. With temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius (86F), squirrel monkeys and gorillas, including the zoo’s silverback ‘Kambuka’, munched on frozen mixtures including chickpeas, sunflower seeds, walnuts and
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CARRBROOK, England (Reuters) – More than 30 homes have been evacuated near Greater Manchester in northern England as firefighters battle a blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather across the hills of Saddleworth Moor. Greater Manchester Police said on Wednesday it had evacuated 34 homes in the village of Carrbrook to the
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is reviewing whether to seek damages from former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when it emerged the carmaker had cheated on emissions tests, supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper. FILE PHOTO: Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn arrives to testify to a German parliamentary
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HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) – Hundreds of Israeli surfers in black skull-and-crossbones shirts took to the waves on Friday in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental damage from off-shore gas development. Israeli protestors, together with hundreds of Israeli surfers, take part in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental
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