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Prince William turns interviewer in Davos appearance with Attenborough

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William turned interviewer at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, quizzing TV naturalist David Attenborough on what he called world leaders’ “faltering” steps to tackle environmental challenges. Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge interviews naturalist Sir David Attenborough during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Read More

UAE's Fujairah to ban ship exhaust cleaner when IMO 2020 kicks in

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LONDON (Reuters) – The port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has decided to ban the use of a type of ship exhaust cleaner, becoming the latest location to impose restrictions on so-called open-loop scrubbers, a port document showed. In recent months, many shipping companies have opted to fit scrubbers onboard their ships, ahead Read More

Northern Europe set for below normal temperatures in February

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LONDON (Reuters) – Most of northern Europe will experience below normal temperatures in February, The Weather Company said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Austrian army members shovel snow on a rooftop after heavy snowfall in Werfenweng, Austria January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger “The long-anticipated pattern change towards more sustained colder weather has finally occurred as we Read More

Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu’s wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullahi saw a business opportunity. A man sorts plastic litter collected from a garbage dump to be recycled into roofing tiles at the Envirogreen recycling plant in Mogadishu, Somalia January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar He recruited a team of Read More

'A List' climate change firms outperform on stock market – survey

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OSLO (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O), L’Oreal (OREP.PA) and Mitsubishi Electric (6503.T) are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change. FILE PHOTO: An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, China December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Read More

South Korea's Moon calls for early warning system with China to fight dirty air

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s president said on Tuesday he was “truly ashamed” of his government’s inability to clear air pollution that has blanketed Seoul and parts of the country for weeks, and proposed an early warning system with China. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue Read More

China's top steelmaking city issues level 2 smog alert

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a chimney among houses as new high-rise residential buildings are seen under construction on a hazy day in the city centre of Tangshan, Hebei province February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top steelmaking city of Tangshan issued a second-level or “orange” pollution alert on Tuesday in Read More

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumbawa: USGS

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a Read More

Magnitude 6 quake hits Indonesia, no immediate reports of damage

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck south of the city of Raba on Indonesia’s central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) about Read More

'A List' climate change firms outperform on stock market: survey

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OSLO (Reuters) – Apple, L’Oreal and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change. FILE PHOTO: An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, China December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo Many companies Read More