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Spring flowers bloom in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

13 Jun 2016

U.S. top court rejects challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

By Lawrence Hurley (Reuters) | 13 June 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that left in place Obama administration environmental regulations limiting power plant […]

The Irving Oil refinery is photographed at sunset on in Saint John, New Brunswick, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Devaan Ingraham

10 Jun 2016

Exclusive: Irving Oil dust pollution exceeded limits in Canadian city

By Dave Sherwood (Reuters) | 10 June 2016 Irving Oil’s refinery in the Canadian province of New Brunswick spewed an excessive amount of ash-like catalyst into the surrounding city of […]

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels February 2, 2015.   REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

10 Jun 2016

European ruling on olive tree cull sparks fear in Italy

By Vincenzo Damiani and Isla Binnie (Reuters) | 10 June 2016 European countries can be forced to cull olive trees to stop the spread of a deadly bacterium, the European Union […]

The slogan "No Plan B" is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

10 Jun 2016

France to formally ratify Paris climate accord on June 15 – Minister

By Bate Felix (Reuters) | 10 June 2016 President Francois Hollande will formally sign the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, June 15, making France the first industrialized nation to ratify […]

A pair of White Rhinoceros await buyers in pens at the annual auction in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park, South Africa, September 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

8 Jun 2016

South Africa says domestic rhino horn trade on ice, takes issue to top court

By Ed Stoddard (Reuters) | 8 June 2016 South Africa’s department of environmental affairs said on Wednesday an on-again-off-again moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn had been reinstated after […]

A woman fetches drinking water from a well along a dry Chemumvuri river near Gokwe, Zimbabwe, May 20, 2015. Southern Africa has suffered one of its worst harvests in years due to a lack of rain, prompting concerns about food shortages across the region. Picture taken May 20, 2015.       To match ZIMBABWE-DROUGHT/      REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

7 Jun 2016

Tinder-dry Zimbabwe seeks jail terms for arsonists

By Busani Bafana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 6 June 2016 HARARE,  Faced with severe drought and tinder-dry forests and fields, Zimbabwe is seeking jail terms to deter the setting of fires that […]

A worker unloads palm oil fruits from a lorry inside a palm oil factory in Salak Tinggi, outside Kuala Lumpur August 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Samsul Said/File Photo

7 Jun 2016

Palm plantations shaken by the green body they helped create

By Emily Chow (Reuters) | 7 June 2016 In 2004, Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group became a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and later […]

An Yanomami indian stands near an illegal gold mine during Brazil’s environmental agency operation against illegal gold mining on indigenous land, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in Roraima state, Brazil April 17, 2016. At over 9.5 million hectares, the Yanomami territory is twice the size of Switzerland and home to around 27,000 indians. The land has legally belonged to the Yanomami since 1992, but illegal miners continue to plague the area, sawing down trees and poisoning rivers with mercury in their lust for gold. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

6 Jun 2016

Environmental crime growing at “alarming pace” – police body

By Chris Arsenault (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 4 June 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO,  Criminal gangs are plundering the Earth’s natural resources faster than previously thought, with the value of environmental crimes estimated […]

Former gold miner Senzele Silewise, 81, diagnosed with silicosis, talks to paralegals in Bizana in South Africa's impoverished Eastern Cape province March 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

3 Jun 2016

South African mining firms to appeal silicosis ruling

By TJ Strydom and Wendell Roelf (Reuters) | 3 June 2016 South African gold mining firms plan to appeal against a High Court ruling that allowed class action suits seeking […]

A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials continue moving live tigers from the controversial Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

3 Jun 2016

Thai police charge 22 with wildlife trafficking at Tiger Temple

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat (Reuters) | 3 June 2016 Thai police have charged 22 people, including three Buddhist monks, with wildlife trafficking and removed more dead animals including a bear and […]

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