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Experts work to remove toxic waste at a contaminated site near Akuedo village, Ivory Coast. Photograph: Legnan Koula/EPA

6 Feb 2017

Hungary court orders retrial in toxic red sludge case

By Krisztina Than | February 6 2017 (Reuters) A Hungarian court ordered a retrial on Monday over the spill of toxic red sludge in 2010 that killed 10 people in […]

Palestinian fishermen are reflected in wastewater as they prepare their boat on a beach in the central Gaza Strip June 26, 2014. Palestinian Environment Quality Authority said in a statement the pollution of the seawater has gone beyond 50 percent. The lack of enough fuel to operate sewage treating facilities forced them to send wastewater into the sea. It warned it could close some beaches unless crisis is eased. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

30 Jan 2017

China auditor says 17.6 billion yuan of funds to fight water pollution misused: Xinhua

By Elias Glenn | January 30 2017 (Reuters) China’s audit office found that 17.6 billion yuan ($2.56 billion) earmarked for water pollution prevention work in 2016 was not effectively used, Xinhua reported […]

Political dissident Nguyen Quang A (C) holds a sign which reads "Formasa - damaged the environment and is a criminal" during a protest in Hanoi, Vietnam May 1, 2016 against a unit of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics, a firm they blame for causing an environmental disaster and the death of large numbers of fish in central coast provinces in April. A government investigation into the fish deaths is underway but its preliminary probe found no links to Formosa's $10.6 billion coastal steel plant in Ha Tinh province. REUTERS/Kham

26 Jan 2017

Vietnam punishes four officials over Formosa environmental disaster

By Mai Nguyen | January 26 2017 (Reuters) Vietnam said on Thursday it would punish four officials over one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate […]

Employees work inside a garment factory in Mumbai, India, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

21 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The human cost of the global fashion industry

20 January 2017 The internationally bestselling, award-winning author of four novels, Corban Addison writes large-canvas stories about issues of global injustice that combine the authenticity and on-the-ground research of investigative […]

Labourers shovel coal onto a truck at a coal dump site outside Kabul in this January 23, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/Files

20 Jan 2017

In latest move, China halts over 100 coal power projects

By Josephine Mason | January 20 2017 (Reuters) China’s energy regulator has ordered 11 provinces to stop more than 100 coal-fired power projects, with a combined installed capacity of more […]

A farmer stands on the edge of a dam at the rural settlement of San Jose de los Gonzalez, in the municipality of Galeana, at the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon November 30, 2011. Mexico is being battered by its worst drought in seven decades, which is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, devastating farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

20 Jan 2017

Protect common land: Indian classical singer makes unusual appeal

By Rina Chandran | January 20 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A popular Indian classical singer stars in a new music video appealing for the protection of common land in Chennai city, […]

A car is filled with gasoline at a gas station pump in Carlsbad, California August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

13 Jan 2017

Gasoline taxes fall despite promises to slow climate change – study

By Alister Doyle | January 13 2017 (Reuters) Average taxes on gasoline worldwide have tended to fall in recent years despite promises by many nations to do more to limit […]

A woman wearing a mask walks past below skyscrapers amid heavy smog at the financial district of Pudong, in Shanghai, China, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

9 Jan 2017

Beijing launches environmental police force to tackle air pollution

By Sue-Lin Wong and David Stanway | January 9 2017 (Reuters) The smog-hit Chinese capital of Beijing will establish a police force to deal specifically with environmental offences as part of […]

A Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in London January 31, 2013. Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell is struggling to replace its oil and gas reserves as it pushes ahead with plans to produce more, invest more, and pay a higher dividend. Shell was posting quarterly profit that missed expectations on Thursday, rising 15 percent to $5.58 billion on an adjusted current cost of supply basis thanks, in part, to stronger refining margins and compared with a forecast for $6.2 billion.Credit: Reuters

6 Jan 2017

Shell battles Nigerian communities in high-stakes London lawsuit

By Karolin Schaps and Libby George | January 6 2017 (Reuters) A court in London will decide in coming weeks whether Royal Dutch Shell can face trial in the UK over […]

Smoke billows from the chimneys of a coal-burning power station in central Beijing March 15, 2012.   REUTERS/David Gray

4 Jan 2017

China fines 605 power plants 328 million yuan for environmental breaches

By Muyu Xu | January 4 2017 (Reuters) Companies running 605 Chinese coal-fired power plants have been fined a total of 328 million yuan ($47 million) by the country’s economic planning […]

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