Environment

FILE PHOTO: Passersby walk under the light of the sun and paper lanterns decoration for a Bon Odori festival, a Japanese traditional summer dance festival, during a heatwave in Tokyo, Japan July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is expected to experience warmer weather between September and November this year. Eastern Japan, including
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BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding. FILE PHOTO: An tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas
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Nordic prime ministers and CEOs of Nordic companies pose for a family photo after signing a joint declaration on climate and sustainable development during the annual informal summer meeting of the Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavik, Iceland August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Nordic prime ministers and business leaders sought on Tuesday to
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People walk towards Okjokull glacier in Iceland for a ceremony on August 18, 2019. Okjokull glacier, which will be the first of the countryÕs hundreds of glaciers to be lost due to climate change, will be remembered with a memorial plaque. REUTERS/Geirix COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet on
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FILE PHOTO – A worker collects palm oil fruits at a plantation in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production, rather than pursuing boycotts after its scheduled exit
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal. FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is pictured in a production line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has “screwed” the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
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FILE PHOTO: A sign of state-owned company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is seen at a gas station in Monterrey, Mexico June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The environmental regulator for Mexico’s oil industry said on Monday it had approved the construction of a refinery for state oil company Pemex, but imposed conditions
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