Environment

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws, bags and cotton buds, putting the burden on manufacturers to recycle more in an effort to clear up ocean pollution. FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace holds a demonstration against plastic waste at the Heroes Square in Budapest, Hungary, September 30,
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MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Willa closed in Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday with winds of over 100 miles per hour (160 kph), threatening to batter buildings and dump torrential rain on popular tourist resorts where thousands of people were moved to safety. Willa, which weakened to a Category 3 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale
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CAMPILLOS, Spain (Reuters) – A firefighter was found dead in the southern Spanish province of Malaga on Sunday, the fire service said, after heavy overnight rain swept through streets and forced hundreds of people from their homes. A firefighter checks a destroyed firefighter truck on a road where a firefighter died as heavy rain and
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TUZI, Montenegro (Reuters) – Dozens of environmental activists cycled from Montenegro’s capital to the Albanian border on Saturday to protest over the neighboring nation’s construction of a dam on the Cijevna river that flows through both countries. Debris is seen in the dried-out riverbed of the Cijevna River, in the village Dinosa, near Tuzi, Montenegro,
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WASHINGTON/SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. West, a move aimed to help build support for Republicans in tight congressional races in next month’s midterm elections. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for a
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pictured during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo
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LONDON (Reuters) – Energy companies and green groups have written separate letters this week to Britain’s finance minister asking for the country’s strong carbon price to be maintained to prevent a rise in coal-fired power generation and greenhouse gas emissions. FILE PHOTO: General view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off
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GROUNDBIRCH, British Columbia (Reuters) – At a massive natural gas field in northern British Columbia, Royal Dutch Shell Plc is using new technologies and processes to cut emissions to address public and environmental group concerns that Canada’s nascent liquefied natural gas export industry could be a climate time bomb. Groundbirch Operations Manager Wouter de Klein,
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