Environment

MELBOURNE/KANAGAROO ISLAND, Australia (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Sunday it will provide financial aid to the country’s tourism sector that’s been badly hit by long-lasting bushfires, as business owners fretted about cancellations that stretch into the months ahead. The first cruise ship to visit since the bushfires, is seen in waters off Kangaroo
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A demonstrator is carried away by police officers during a protest of the climate action group Extinction Rebellion at Brussels Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Fears of disruption to the Australian Open from bushfire smoke receded on Saturday but some players were clearly concerned about the conditions their colleagues were forced to play in earlier in the week. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open Previews – Melbourne, Australia – January 16, 2020 General view of flags infront
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit. FILE PHOTO: File picture of U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg speaking at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in
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FILE PHOTO: British Airways aircraft are seen at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways flights can pump out more carbon emissions per passenger than rival airlines on certain routes, according to the consumer group “Which?” It said it compared carbon dioxide emissions on six
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A helicopter hovers overhead as a specialist team of remote-area firefighters and parks staff inspect the endangered Wollemi Pines for bushfire damage at Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia mid-January 2020. NSW NPWS/Handout via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country’s worst
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday urged international tourists to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, even as thick smoke disrupted preparations for the Australian Open in Melbourne. FILE PHOTO: Burnt trees are seen in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Australia is experiencing one
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(Reuters) – U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry, according to data from the federal government and Thomson Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A fence closes off the closed coal-fired Somerset power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, U.S., June 7, 2017.
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(Reuters) – Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan has raised A$28,000 ($19,365) for an Australian bushfire animal rescue charity after a novel shot-stopping fundraiser in England’s Premier League. Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – January 11, 2020 Brighton & Hove Albion’s Mathew
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(This Jan. 9 story corrects paragraph 12 to reflect options after Jan.15 deadline) Egyptian Minister of Water Resource and Irrigation, Mohamed Abdel Aty, speaks to the media during the trilateral ministerial technical meeting on the case of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri By Giulia Paravicini and Dawit
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