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A Monsanto logo is pictured in the company headquarters in Morges, Switzerland, May 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

9 Dec 2016

Washington state sues Monsanto over PCB damages, cleanup costs

By Eric Beech | December 9 2016 (Reuters) Washington state filed an environmental lawsuit on Thursday against agricultural company Monsanto Co seeking damages and cleanup costs associated with the company’s production […]

Emblems of VW Golf VII car are pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo - RTSKOGI

9 Dec 2016

EU takes legal action against Germany, UK over VW scandal

By Alissa de Carbonnel | December 6 2016 (Reuters) The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating […]

A giraffe is seen at a nature reserve in Pilanesberg, near Sun City June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender  (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2FYUV

8 Dec 2016

Giraffes suffer ‘silent extinction’ in Africa: Red List report

By Alister Doyle | December 8 2016 (Reuters) Giraffe numbers have declined by as much as 40 percent since the 1980s in a “silent extinction” driven by illegal hunting and an […]

Birds fly next to a power plant near the the eastern German town of Leipzig December 6, 2007.  A 190-nation U.N. Climate Change Conference on Bali island took small steps towards a new global deal to fight global warming by 2009 amid disputes about how far China and India should curb rising greenhouse gas emissions.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY) - RTX4GE8

8 Dec 2016

Trump to pick foe of Obama climate agenda to run EPA -source

(Reuters) By Valerie Volcovici and David Shepardson | 7 December 2016 Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama’s measures to curb […]

UN women

6 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Violence against women has high costs – Ending it provides transformative prosperity

The costs of violence against women are real and at a conservative estimate amount to 2 percent of gross GDP or 1.5 Trillion USD every year – equal to the […]

A Catholic church is reflected in a lake in front of Mount Ortler in the northern Italian village of Sulden, in Alto Adige (South Tyrol) province

5 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Prosperity through combating religious prejudice

In this remarkable piece for our times, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, leads a groundbreaking secular organization called Tanenbaum that promotes mutual respect to bridge religious differences and build new models of […]

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (5thL) and Al Gore (6thL), former U.S. Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman, pose with representative of NGO's, during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 10,...

5 Dec 2016

Gore says U.S. climate curbs on track, hopes Trump will surprise

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | 5 December 2016 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise […]

A train is loaded near a processing plant at the Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) Christmas Creek iron ore mine located south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, November 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Regan/File Photo

5 Dec 2016

Philippines third quarter nickel ore output drops 16 percent as Duterte’s green clampdown bites

By Manolo Serapio Jr | December 5 2016 (Reuters) The Philippines’ output of nickel ore fell 16 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, after […]

A road leads to the brine pools that are part of the lithium pilot plant on the Uyuni salt lake, which holds the world's largest reserve of lithium, located at 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level in southwestern Bolivia, November 5, 2012. Argentina, Chile and Bolivia hold the planet's largest reserves of lithium,  the world's lightest metal and a key component in batteries used to power a range of technologies from cell phones to laptops to electric cars. Industrial production from countries in this so-called 'lithium triangle' is already high. Chile is the world's leading source of the metal, turning out around 40 percent of global supply, and Argentina is also a significant producer. Output from the Andes may soon rise after Bolivia - the country that holds an estimated 50 percent of the world's lithium reserves - opened its first lithium pilot plant in January. Picture taken November 5, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

5 Dec 2016

Chilean regulator draws up environmental charges against SQM: reports

By Gram Slattery | December 5 2016 (Reuters) Chile’s government has decided to draw up charges against lithium giant SQM for a series of alleged environmental violations that could result in […]

Sediment can be seen in the water as ships and boats sail past the coastal town of Hervey Bay, north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

2 Dec 2016

Carnival Princess to pay record $40 million for pollution cover-up

By Susan Heavey | December 2 2016 (Reuters)  Carnival Corp’s Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, […]

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