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13 Apr 2017

U.S. government sued over plan to kill cougars and bears in Colorado

By Laura Zuckerman | April 13 2017 (Reuters) Wildlife conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Wednesday seeking to halt a plan to trap and kill as many as 120 mountain […]

7 Apr 2017

Brazil’s land titles programme improves Amazon forest protection – research

By Chris Arsenault | April 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  A Brazilian government programme to formally distribute land to thousands of small-scale farmers is helping the country protect its vast forests, […]

7 Apr 2017

U.S. backs out of Latam development fund in sign of policy shift

By Daniela Desantis | April 7 2017 (Reuters) The United States, historically a major backer of multilateral lending institutions, will not renew its contribution to a Inter-American Development Bank fund that […]

21 Mar 2017

Climate change financing dropped from G20 draft statement

By Jan Strupczewski and Michael Nienaber | March 21 2017 (Reuters) Opposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programmes […]

21 Mar 2017

EPA hit hardest as Trump budget targets regulations

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner | March 21 2017 (Reuters) President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, as the White House […]

21 Mar 2017

EU lawmakers reject call for ban on Arctic oil exploration

By Waverly Colville | March 21 2017 (Reuters) The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration on Thursday, in a symbolic vote seen as a […]

14 Mar 2017

Brazil launches database to fight illegal Amazon logging

By Stephen Eisenhammer | March 14 2017 (Reuters) Brazil’s federal environmental agency, Ibama, launched on Tuesday a centralized database to track timber from source to sale, a vital step in […]

14 Mar 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in U.S. court in diesel emissions scandal

By Nick Carey and David Shepardson | March 14 2017 (Reuters) Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $4.3 […]

23 Feb 2017

Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review begins

By Manolo Serapio Jr | February 23 2017 The Philippines’ environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country’s operating mines and bar […]

20 Feb 2017

London to introduce vehicle pollution tax from October

By Ritvik Carvalho | February 20 2017 (Reuters) London will introduce a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles from October in a new effort to improve air quality, […]

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