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Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the media in front of the Read More

Mississippi River barge shipping resumes after floods, but rains to return

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(Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog of overdue fertilizer barges to farmers racing to sow corn before the end of the month. Some fertilizer shipments had been parked on river banks near St. Read More

Canadian Senate committee passes amendments to controversial energy bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to a controversial energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how the environmental impact of major projects like oil export pipelines is assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the Read More

Russian plan to free whales risks their survival, say scientists

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – International scientists criticized on Friday a Russian plan to release 10 captive killer whales into the Sea of Japan rather than return them to their original habitat, saying it could endanger the mammals’ lives. FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace activists hold a protest against the “whale prison”, a facility in Primorsky Region where nearly Read More

EU wheat in good shape after rain eases concerns over dry spring

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HAMBURG (Reuters) – Welcome rain in the four largest European Union wheat producers raised hopes for a good harvest this summer after a dry spring sparked fears of a repeat of last year’s drought-damaged crop, experts said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A field of unharvested wheat is seen in Remouille, western France, July 6, 2017. Read More

Greenpeace to receive $3 million in settlement with Russia

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Greenpeace will receive 2.7 million euros ($3 million) from Russia under a settlement reached between the Dutch state and Moscow, the environmental group said on Friday. The agreement should end years of legal battles following the seizure by Russian authorities of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, in 2013 and the Read More

Acacia Mining says Tanzanian mine to be issued environmental protection order

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(Reuters) – Acacia Mining Plc said on Friday its North Mara Gold Mine would be issued an environmental protection order (EPO) relating to alleged historical breaches of environmental regulations in Tanzania. Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold, is embroiled in a long-running tax dispute with Tanzania and had cut output by a third after the government Read More

Ford revs up to sell hybrids with appeal of speed and power

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is turning to the automotive marketer’s time-tested themes, speed and power, to sell a new generation of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to mass market customers. FILE PHOTO: A 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid is hooked up to a boat trailer to demonstrate towing power in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., May 15, 2019. Read More

Orphaned bear cub Aida finds refuge in Bosnian village

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GUNJANI, Bosnia (Reuters) – In a mountain village in Bosnia, the Becars are making friends with a new addition to their family – an orphaned baby bear who fled nearby woods in search of food and shelter. FILE PHOTO: Orphaned baby bear named “Aida” runs in its shelter in Gunjani village near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Read More

Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, violate animal protection laws due to their “extreme cruelty”. FILE PHOTO: Dolphins are seen at a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adrian Mylne/File Read More