Environment

LONDON (Reuters) – The expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport inched closer on Wednesday when a High Court judge rejected legal challenges from environmental campaigners opposed to the building of a third runway. FILE PHOTO: An aircraft takes off at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Judge Gary Hickinbottom said he did
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LONDON (Reuters) – After paralyzing parts of London, the co-founder of environmental group Extinction Rebellion has a message for the world: We’ve only just begun. Co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion group, Gail Bradbrook reacts during an interview with journalists at the Extinction Rebellion offices in London, Britain, April 26, 2019. Picture taken April 26, 2019.
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PEMBA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, leaving communities in remote areas cut off with few supplies in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth. A man ferries residents through a flooded road in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth in Pemba, Mozambique, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo is seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Friday the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the automaker’s emissions certification process in the United States, the latest company
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Heavy rains pounded northern Mozambique on Saturday, fuelling fears of flooding two days after a cyclone hit the coast, flattened buildings and knocked out communications. A man carries firewood on his bicycle along the street as residents wait for the effects of Cyclone Kenneth in Mikindani historical town, Mtwara region, Tanzania April
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s plans to expand offshore drilling are on hold after a March court ruling blocked drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told the Wall Street Journal. FILE PHOTO: Former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt testifies before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on his nomination
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition leaders met Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday to discuss what the teenager calls an “existential crisis” for humanity. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech at the House of Commons as a guest of Caroline Lucas, in London, Britain April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville After months
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SEJONG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea announced a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and to boost exports bruised by weak external demand amid the Sino-U.S. trade war. FILE PHOTO: Cho Eun-hye (R) and her one-and-a-half-year-old Korean Jindo dog Hari, both wearing masks, go
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(Reuters) – The leading business lobby group in Indiana on Monday rejected a plea from former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to back legislation that would keep aging coal-fired power plants online because it would raise electricity rates for local businesses and homeowners. FILE PHOTO: Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt
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