Environment

FILE PHOTO: The EDF logo is seen on a reactor building at the Tricastin nuclear power plant site in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Benjamin Mallet/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Activists from Greenpeace broke into the Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France in order to demand its closure, the environmental pressure group said on
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FILE PHOTO: Reef fish swim above recovering coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The government agency tasked with monitoring the health of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has detected signs of heat stress in several coral regions, increasing the prospects
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial accounting watchdog plans to review how companies and auditors assess and report the impact of climate change on their businesses, as investors push for better disclosure of the risks. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk over the Millennium Bridge in view of skyscrapers in the financial district in London, Britain February 17,
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s passenger rail company on Wednesday said blockades by demonstrators had forced it to temporarily lay off 1,000 employees, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to solve a two-week protest. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gestures as he speaks in parliament during Question Period in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate-friendly stocks have outperformed the broader market in the past two years and could also help to combat “short-termism” in financial markets, the European Union’s securities regulator said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron visits the “Mer de Glace”, France’s largest glacier which has shrunk dramatically in recent years in
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FILE PHOTO: IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks at the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike WASHINGTON (Reuters) – IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday said the most pressing uncertainty facing the global economy is the coronavirus outbreak in China but urged G20 finance ministers and central
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament on Wednesday told the government to tax a wider range of plastic products than it had proposed, but held off on the administration’s plans to levy sweet drinks and polluting vehicles. FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center
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OMSK, Russia (Reuters) – Like many of Siberia’s homeless, Alexei Vergunov survives freezing night-time temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius by sleeping under an industrial heating pipe for warmth. Sasha, 49, nicknamed “Poltorashka” (1,5-litre beverage bottle) and Lyusya Stepanova, 44, both of whom are homeless, sit on a warm pipe with their dog Bim, as they
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Men wearing face masks wait to see their relatives who were admitted after being affected from a suspected gas leak, at the hospital entrance in Karachi, Pakistan February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Authorities in Pakistan are investigating if exposure to soybean dust, which can cause severe allergic reactions, is responsible for
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s finance minister proposed on Wednesday new duties on sweetened drinks, vehicles that emit carbon dioxide and plastic bags, to control consumption of the products in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations. Brazil’s indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire
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