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Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study

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OSLO (Reuters) – Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels meters higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats near Orne Harbour, Antarctica, February 15, 2018. Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo They said the East Read More

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment: U.N.

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OSLO (Reuters) – Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Workers walk outside a desalination plant, south of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters Read More

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment – UN

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OSLO (Reuters) – Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters (5 billion cubic feet) of salty brine every day, 50 percent more than previous estimates, to produce Read More

Poland's wild boar cull prompts protests

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Hunters and activists have united against the Polish government’s decision to cull most of Poland’s wild boar population in an effort to curtail Health risks related to African swine fever (ASF). FILE PHOTO: People protest against wild boar hunting in Warsaw, Poland, January 9, 2019. Agencja Gazeta/Adam Stepien via REUTERS “There is Read More

Brazil minister blasts supermodel Bundchen, invites her to be environment envoy

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FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s agriculture minister on Monday criticized supermodel Gisele Bundchen for Read More

In flooded Argentine field, ducks swim where soy should sprout

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NORBERTO DE LA RIESTRA, Argentina (Reuters) – Argentine farmer Mario Giustocio looks out at a series of ponds that have formed over a field that should be green with shin-high soy plants by now. It is sunny but the weather forecast says more rain may be on the way. Birds fly over a flooded field Read More

Thai capital fires water cannon into the air to fight pollution

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Thai capital fired water cannon into the hot tropical air and hosed down streets on Monday as authorities handed out masks in a bid to combat air pollution in one of the world’s most visited cities which has been blanketed by smog since Saturday. Bangkok authorities wash the dust of streets Read More

Landslide causes gas explosion in northwestern Turkey, gas flow not interrupted

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A landslide on a gas pipeline in northwest Turkey caused an explosion but gas flow to the area has not been affected, Turkey’s pipeline operator said on Monday. “We estimate the incident happened due to a landslide on the main distribution line,” Sakarya governor Ahmet Hamdi Nayir said according to state-owned Anadolu Read More

Merkel's CDU successor laments 'crusades' against diesel (gasoil)

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Christian Democratic Union, CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer gives a statement after a Christian Social Union party meeting at “Kloster Seeon” in Seeon, Germany, January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert BERLIN (Reuters) – German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday accused environmental organizations of mounting “crusades” against diesel (gasoil) vehicles and said that driving bans threaten Read More

Worst is over for winter storm that clobbered U.S. Midwest, D.C. and New England

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(Reuters) – The deadly winter storm that clobbered a swath of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast over the weekend is blowing out to sea, but leaves as much as 13 inches of snow in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and frigid arctic air parked over New England. Visitors make their way under trees coated with Read More