Environment

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt’s IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government prepares to unveil climate protection measures. People take part in a bicycle demonstration on a highway to protest against
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote action against climate change, took her mission to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Friday with a protest outside the White House. Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and other environmental advocates join Washington DC-area students
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FILE PHOTO: Vehicles drive through the smog in New Delhi, India, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s capital New Delhi will enforce restrictions on private vehicles from Nov. 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday. The city will adopt an “odd-even” system during the period, meaning private cars
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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, drawing criticism from environmentalists and an effort by Democratic lawmakers to put the pristine wilderness area off limits to development. FILE PHOTO: A polar bear keeps close to her young along the
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday is expected to announce the repeal
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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction. President Donald Trump and top U.S. officials expressed concern about surging teenage use of e-cigarettes, and
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Personnel of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for the dead in the destroyed the Mudd neighbourhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian’s rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely
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FROME, England (Reuters) – Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years. FILE PHOTO: Activist, environmentalist, community leader and undertaker Peter McFadyen stands on the banks of the River Frome, in Frome, Britain, June 25,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima
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NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Thousands of displaced people are living in “rapidly deteriorating” conditions in the worst-hit parts of the Bahamas six days after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, the United Nations World Food Programme warned on Saturday. A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules transport aircraft prepares to depart for the the Bahamas to provide
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A bushfire rages near the rural town of Canungra in the Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland, Australia, September 6, 2019. Regi Varghese/AAP/via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian firefighters battled strong winds and fast-moving blazes on Saturday as they worked to contain out-of-control bushfires that have destroyed at least 21 homes across two states
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