Environment

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Gordon weakened into a depression on Wednesday hours after making landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border and killing one person in Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm, which caused only minor damage, was about 25 miles (40 km) south-southeast of Jackson, Mississippi and packed winds
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Donor countries pledged $2.17 billion to the drought-stricken area around Lake Chad on Monday, after a United Nations official warned that many millions in the African region still urgently needed help. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, attends the High Conference on the Lake Chad Region in
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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Maersk Tankers is testing the use of wind power to fuel its ships, a new technology it says can cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and help the industry reduce polluting emissions. FILE PHOTO – A Maersk tanker sails, December 12, 2012. Ritzau Scanpix/Asger Ladefoged/via REUTERS The move comes as
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities should not arbitrarily shut down firms that meet emission standards during environmental cleanup campaigns, Vice Premier Han Zheng said on Wednesday. Han Zheng in Beijing, China March 6, 2017. Picture taken March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer Beijing has made reducing pollution one of its highest national priorities, but the drive has
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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron has not spoken to Nicolas Hulot about his resignation as environment minister, the presidency said on Tuesday, taking note of the former green activist’s surprise announcement. FILE PHOTO: Nicolas Hulot, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, leaves after the first cabinet meeting after the summer break,
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FRANKFURT/WOLFSBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) external compliance monitor on Monday said he disagreed with some VW executives’ use of privacy and attorney client privilege rights to withhold information about a $27 billion global emissions cheating scandal. FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is pictured during the Volkswagen Group’s annual general meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 3,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A proliferation of extreme weather events around the world provides ample evidence that climate change is a reality, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, but she rejected calls for more ambitious climate protection goals. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the ARD Sommerinterview in Berlin, Germany, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Extreme
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi tweeted on Friday that he had incorrectly stated a day earlier that a court had lifted an injunction on products containing the widely used herbicide glyphosate and that a ruling was still pending. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi attends a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil
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