Environment

PARADISE, Ca. (Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire roared through a Northern California town on Thursday, with reports of fatalities as it burned hundreds of homes and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing 50-foot-high (15.25-metres-high) flames, authorities and a Reuters witness said. Vehicles are seen during evacuation from Paradise to Chico, in Butte County, California,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans new conditions for pesticide approval and will seek an end date for the use of glyphosate-based weed killers, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File
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ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Sunny spells and scarce rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week could stem the spread of black pod disease and boost the main cocoa crop, farmers said on Monday. A farmer collects cocoa pods on a plantation in Toumodi, Ivory Coast October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Last week,
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Reuters) – Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) chief executive said this week the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how high court costs rise, but stressed it remained focused on defending the combined company against claims they cause cancer. FILE PHOTO: Werner Baumann, CEO of German pharmaceutical and chemical
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