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24 Jun 2016

U.S. brewer Yuengling to pay $10 million to settle pollution case

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) | 23 June 2016 D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc, the oldest U.S. brewing company, will pay close to $10 million to settle charges it violated the […]

24 Jun 2016

Four murders and a bloody battle for land rights in Thailand

By Alisa Tang (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 23 June 2016 BANGKOK – Supot Kalasong was driving home one afternoon in April when he heard a bang and assumed he had blown […]

24 Jun 2016

Auctioneer gets year in U.S. prison for ivory, rhino horn smuggling

By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) | 22 June 2016 NEW YORK – An executive with a Beverly Hills gallery and auction house was sentenced on Wednesday to one year and one day […]

22 Jun 2016

Michigan attorney general sues France’s Veolia in Flint water crisis

By Ben Klayman (Reuters) | 22 June 2016 DETROIT – The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for “botching” their roles in […]

22 Jun 2016

Court strikes down Obama fracking rules for public lands

By David Bailey and Ernest Scheyder (Reuters) | 22 June 2016 A federal judge has struck down the Obama administration’s rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a victory for […]

22 Jun 2016

German government agrees to ban fracking indefinitely

By Holger Hansen and Andrea Shalal (Reuters) | 21 June 2016 Germany‘s coalition government agreed to ban fracking for shale gas indefinitely on Tuesday, after years of fractious talks over […]

22 Jun 2016

Violent 2015 sees three environmental activists killed each week

By Anastasia Moloney (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 20 June 2016 Brazil fared worst with 50 activists murdered, followed by the Philippines with 33 deaths, and 26 in Colombia — BOGOTA […]

21 Jun 2016

Rebel-backed charcoal traffickers destroy swathes of forest in Congo – rights group

By Kieran Guilbert (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 20 June 2016 Congo’s illegal charcoal trade is fuelling widespread deforestation of Africa’s oldest national park — DAKAR – Huge swathes of forest […]

21 Jun 2016

Vancouver takes legal action to block Kinder Morgan pipeline plan

By Julie Gordon (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 The City of Vancouver said on Monday it had taken legal action against the Canadian energy regulator’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans […]

21 Jun 2016

Tighter rules for Canada energy projects could be seen in 2017

By David Ljunggren (Reuters) | 20 June 2016 Tighter environmental rules for Canadian natural resource projects could start coming into force in 2017, ahead of schedule, an official said on […]

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