newszine

Former Japanese fisherman finds profit in whale-watching

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Former Japanese fisherman finds profit in whale-watching
RAUSU, Japan (Reuters) – Masato Hasegawa is the fourth generation of his family to be a fisherman on Japan’s northern oceans, but now his cruises focus on admiring sea life instead of catching it. Whale-watching boat captain Masato Hasegawa speaks with other boats in order to look for whales in the sea near Rausu, Hokkaido, Read More

In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them
RAUSU, Japan (Reuters) – People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water. A killer whale swims in the sea near Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon In Read More

Charity begins at the pub: London bar seeks ‘most ethical’ title

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Charity begins at the pub: London bar seeks ‘most ethical’ title
LONDON (Reuters) – Employing the homeless and offering beer brewed from leftover bread, “The Green Vic” in London’s trendy Shoreditch district is aiming to be the world’s most ethical pub. Naomi Chester, DJ and helper at the Green Vic, which is aiming to be the world’s most ethical pub, poses for a photograph in Shoreditch, Read More

China’s war on pollution could boost solar power – study

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on China’s war on pollution could boost solar power – study
FILE PHOTO: A bridge covered in smog is seen during a polluted day in Shanghai, China November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s efforts to reduce chronic air pollution could increase its ability to generate solar power by up to 13% by allowing more sunlight to reach the earth, according to a new Read More

Trump touts environment record, green groups scoff

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Trump touts environment record, green groups scoff
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump boasted about his administration’s environmental record on Monday, saying America can lead the world in fighting pollution at the same time it is promoting fossil fuels, in a speech green groups derided as “utter fantasy.” U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about his administration’s environmental policy in the East Read More

U.S. National Hurricane Center says 30% chance of tropical cyclone over central Georgia

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on U.S. National Hurricane Center says 30% chance of tropical cyclone over central Georgia
(Reuters) – A trough of low pressure located over central Georgia has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. The system is expected to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a broad area of low pressure is expected Read More

Life-threatening rains pound U.S. capital; White House basement offices leak

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Life-threatening rains pound U.S. capital; White House basement offices leak
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Driving rains flooded parts of Washington, D.C., on Monday, shattering a daily record in just an hour, forcing 15 swift-water rescues from stranded cars and causing an undeniable leak in the White House. “This is a life-threatening situation. Seek higher ground now!” the National Weather Service warned amid torrential rains that dropped Read More

Brazil frosts hit coffee, sugarcane areas; production impact seen

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Brazil frosts hit coffee, sugarcane areas; production impact seen
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Frosts were reported in several agricultural areas in Brazil over the weekend, including coffee and sugarcane production regions, and cooperatives and companies expected some impact as they assessed the situation. Cane, coffee, late-planted winter corn and wheat are the most vulnerable crops in Brazil’s south and southeast regions, where frosts were Read More

Traders proving slippery as eel trafficking soars

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Traders proving slippery as eel trafficking soars
(Reuters) – Efforts to protect the endangered European eel are struggling to cope as demand from Asia draws traffickers tempted by fat profits, according to industry experts. The illegal trade is now estimated to be worth around 3 billion pounds ($3.7 billion) a year, according to the Sustainable Eel Group. “You can get up to Read More

Nestle Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste cleanup

1 month ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Nestle Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste cleanup
PARIS (Reuters) – Nestle’s (NESN.S) bottled water division Nestle Waters, owner of Perrier and Vittel, said it would team up with Canada’s Ocean Legacy Foundation to help to clean up plastic pollution. Consumer goods companies, such as Nestle, are under pressure to do more to reduce the waste their business generates as consumers become increasingly Read More