Environment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on climate change. Students hold banners and placards during a demonstration against climate change in New York, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Chanting “climate action now!”,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A polar bear cub took its first hesitant steps outside its enclosure at the Tierpark Berlin zoo on Friday, stumbling awkwardly into a rock-lined pool under the watchful gaze of her mother, nine-year-old Tonja. The bear was born on December 1 but has spent three and a half months living in darkness
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WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of classes across Australia and New Zealand on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019.
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FILE PHOTO: The headquarter of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is seen in London, Britain, November 22, Britain 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has arranged a 46 million euro ($52.09 million) financing package to replace a highly polluting coal-fired plant in the central
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FILE PHOTO – Firefighters battle the Thomas fire , a wildfire near Fillmore, California, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China expanded its coal-to-gas and coal-to-electricity projects to 35 cities in 2018 from 12 cities the previous year, China’s environment minister, Li Ganjie, said on Monday, as the world’s second-largest economy stepped up its fight against smog. Chinese Minister of Ecology and Environment Li Ganjie speaks at a news conference on the
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Men wait for the water level to drop in a flooded street after heavy rains in Vila Prudente neighbourhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Intense floods in Latin America’s business hub Sao Paulo killed at least 11 people, turned roads into rivers and tossed cars atop buildings
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OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) – Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant. Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
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Arla Foods milk powder is stacked in a supermarket in Copenhagen, Denmark December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Julie Astrid Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Farmers’ cooperative Arla Foods, one of the world’s biggest dairy firms, plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent over the next decade to meet rising demand from consumers for more sustainable products, it
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FILE PHOTO: Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 13, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo (Reuters) – Severe thunderstorms are expected to strike parts of the Midwest and southern United States on Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing damaging winds, hail and the threat of tornadoes, forecasters said. The deadliest
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