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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Bayer said on Saturday it did not accept “unethical behavior” following a French investigation into a suspected file assembled by the German company’s seed making unit Monsanto to influence various personalities in France. FILE PHOTO: Bayer’s Roundup weed killer atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium November
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voters that elected Donald Trump, according to two sources, carving out a middle ground approach that will likely face heavy resistance from green activists. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate former
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of a government-backed climate forum, after the group organized states to work around the right-wing federal government’s ambiguous positions on climate change. FILE PHOTO – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro attends the event “Nacao Caixa” of Caixa Economica Federal Bank in Brasilia, Brazil May 10.REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel annually to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020, from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to two sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, the birth place of coal power, has gone seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th century industrial revolution, the country’s power grid operator said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind Fiddlers Ferry coal fired power station near Liverpool, northern England, December 15
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PARIS (Reuters) – Relentless pursuit of economic growth, twinned with the impact of climate change, has put an “unprecedented” one million species at risk of extinction, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the damage done by modern civilization to the natural world. FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace activists demonstrate outside the Palais des Congres
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Young activists pressuring U.S. lawmakers to aggressively tackle climate change and reject fossil fuel company donations got their first major financial boost on Monday from a foundation that wants to “amplify” the Green New Deal movement ahead of the 2020 presidential election. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) greets audiences following
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Climate change activists lock themselves at the gate of the Houses of Parliament during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage environmental activists locked themselves to the railings of Britain’s parliament on Friday to demand politicians take more radical measures to fight climate change after weeks
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LONDON (Reuters) – A civil disobedience campaign that prompted the British parliament to declare a climate emergency has galvanized environmental activists around the globe by showing how rapidly disruptive tactics can force politicians to listen. FILE PHOTO: A climate change activist with her body painted demonstrates around Parliament Square during the Extinction Rebellion protest in
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