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8 Jul 2016

Exclusive: Philippines suspends 2 nickel mines, halts permits in environmental crackdown

By Manolo Serapio Jr. (Reuters) | 7 July 2016 MANILA – The Philippines has ordered the suspension of operations at two nickel ore mines for environmental violations and halted the […]

8 Jul 2016

DuPont ordered to pay $5.1 million in trial over Teflon-making chemical

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) | 6 July 2016 NEW YORK – A U.S. jury on Wednesday ordered DuPont to pay $5.1 million to a man who said he developed testicular […]

4 Jul 2016

Texas, a center of U.S. shark fin trade, enacts ban on practice

By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 A ban on the shark fin trade took effect in Texas on Friday, a move environmental groups hope will end the state’s […]

4 Jul 2016

J&J’s Janssen hit with $70 million verdict in Risperdal trial

By Brendan PiersonĀ (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 A U.S. jury on Friday awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking Johnson & Johnson unit […]

1 Jul 2016

Paris drives old cars off its streets

By Brian Love and Lucien Libert (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 PARIS – Paris banned old, exhaust-belching cars from its streets on Friday in a war on air pollution that […]

1 Jul 2016

Volkswagen believes it can fix 85,000 polluting U.S. vehicles

By Alexandria Sage and David Shepardson (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON – A lawyer for Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said at a court hearing Thursday the German automaker believed […]

1 Jul 2016

BHP says will fight $6 billion claim over Samarco disaster

By James Regan and Ian Chua (Reuters) | 1 July 2016 BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) on Friday said it would appeal against the decision by a Brazilian court to reinstate […]

30 Jun 2016

Kenya’s flourishing flower sector is not all roses for Maasai herdsmen

By Shadrack KaviluĀ (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 30 June 2016 In many parts of East Africa, governments are pushing pastoralist communities to switch to settled farming — NAIVASHA, Kenya – The […]

30 Jun 2016

Amazon biodiversity at risk despite Brazil’s forest protection law – study

By Chris ArsenaultĀ (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 29 June 2016 “Many of the forests that remain standing are shadows of the pristine forests that once stood in their place” — RIO […]

30 Jun 2016

U.S. Virgin Islands to withdraw subpoena in climate probe into Exxon

By Terry Wade (Reuters) | 30 June 2016 HOUSTON – The U.S. Virgin Islands’ attorney general on Wednesday agreed to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as […]

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