Environment

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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PRISTINA (Reuters) – After decades of relying on lignite, Kosovo has been told it needs to phase the energy source out, despite having 14 billion tonnes of reserves, the fifth largest in the world. Smoke rises from coal-fired power plant in Obilic near Pristina, Kosovo November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hazir Reka Last month, the World Bank
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An under-construction building is shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s environment minister blamed the Delhi government and its neighboring states for failing in their efforts to check air pollution which was six times above the recommended limit on Thursday, posing severe health risks. The
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BELGRADE (Reuters) – A protracted drought and higher than average September-October temperatures have lowered water levels across the Western Balkans, hitting hydropower output and driving up power prices. A couple stands on sandbanks which emerged amid Danube River’s lowest water levels this year, in Novi Sad, Serbia, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Along the Danube
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s market regulator will set up a system to recall vehicles that violate the country’s pollution and emissions standards, it said on Wednesday, with cars now the biggest source of smog in major cities. Pedestrians cross a road amidst smog on a polluted day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China January 30, 2018.
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ROME (Reuters) – Violent storms battered Italy for a third consecutive day on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, and flooding much of Venice. The lagoon city’s St. Mark’s Square remained under water for a second day while the adjacent St. Mark’s Basilica was also inundated, with its baptistery totally flooded and its historic, mosaic
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PARIS (Reuters) – France, Europe’s biggest grain producer, announced aid on Friday for farmers hit by the severe drought that has afflicted the country since the summer, along with much of northern Europe. A French farmer sows wheat in Aubigny-au-Bac as extreme drought hits France, October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The government will tap an
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