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1 Aug 2017

Japan environment minister urges Chubu Elec coal-fired power project be reconsidered

By Yuka Obayashi (Reuters) | 1 August 2017 TOKYO – Japan’s environment minister on Tuesday urged that Chubu Electric Power Co’s plans for a major new coal-fired power plant be reconsidered, or […]

1 Aug 2017

China pollution regulators slam metals giant Minmetals for violations

By David Stanway (Reuters) | 1 August 2017 SHANGHAI – Chinese inspectors have accused subsidiaries of state-owned China Minmetals Group of repeatedly violating pollution rules in the major rice-growing province […]

31 Jul 2017

Artificial intelligence can help fight deforestation in Congo – researchers

By Umberto Bacchi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 28 July 2017 LONDON –  A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the […]

31 Jul 2017

In Italy’s parched Po River valley, climate change threatens the future of agriculture

By Marcello Rossi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 28 July 2017 FIORENZUOLA D’ARDA, Italy,  – The Po River, Italy’s largest reservoir of freshwater, is thirsty. A severe drought that has lasted months […]

31 Jul 2017

Germany open to class action lawsuits in emissions scandal

By Michelle Martin and Madeline Chambers (Reuters) | 31 July 2017 BERLIN  – The German government is in principle open to class action lawsuits against carmakers engulfed in an emissions scandal […]

31 Jul 2017

EU court orders Poland to stop logging primeval forest now

By Gabriela Baczynska and Agnieszka Barteczko (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 BRUSSELS/WARSAW – The European Union’s top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately halt large-scale logging in an ancient protected forest, one […]

31 Jul 2017

U.S. regulators approve 2017 Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles for sale

By David Shepardson (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 WASHINGTON – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) won approval from U.S. and California regulators on Friday to sell 2017 diesel vehicles after it […]

28 Jul 2017

Indian coal utilities seek state funds or tariff hike to cut emissions

By Sudarshan Varadhan and Neha Dasgupta (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 NEW DELHI – Indian power companies are seeking billions of dollars of federal funding to retrofit coal-fired plants to cut emissions, saying hefty […]

28 Jul 2017

Mongolia bans grain exports as hottest temperatures in 56 years cause drought

 By Terrence Edwards (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 ULAANBAATAR – Mongolia has suspended grain exports with as much as a third of its farmland suffering from severe drought after temperatures […]

28 Jul 2017

German court paves way for diesel ban in Stuttgart

By Ilona Wissenbach (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 STUTTGART, Germany  – A German court said on Friday that driving restrictions were not legally out of proportion to cut down on […]

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