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17 Feb 2017

Brazil pushes on with plan to open farmland sales to foreigners

By Chris Arsenault | February 17 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Brazil says it is pushing ahead with plans to change the law and let foreigners buy farmland, in a move widely […]

16 Feb 2017

DuPont settles lawsuits over leak of chemical used to make Teflon

By Arathy S Nair | February 16 2017 DuPont and Chemours Co have agreed to pay $671 million in cash to settle thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic […]

8 Feb 2017

Australia probes coal spill near Great Barrier Reef

By James Regan | February 8 2017 (Reuters) Coal has washed up in waters dangerously close to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, environmental authorities said on Wednesday, following an investigation into complaints […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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