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Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and Read More

Frac companies get fresh hope UK government will loosen rules

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By Timothy Abington and Jeremy Hodges on 8/16/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – A change of British government has given the much-maligned fracing industry another opportunity to make out its case for stimulating the controversial technique to tap unconventional natural gas reserves. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new business minister, Andrea Leadsom, have come out in Read More

Denmark sees resolution soon to EU rift on 2050 climate goal

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The new energy and climate minister of Denmark, a frontrunner in fighting climate change, said on Friday he was confident fellow EU countries would soon agree to go carbon-neutral by 2050 despite resistance in the east of the bloc. Denmark’s Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen speaks during an interview in Copenhagen, Read More

Canadian petroleum agency approves Hibernia platform restart following spill

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8/16/2019 ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) issued approval to Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) to resume production operations at the Hibernia platform. Hibernia platform Since the spill occurred in mid-July, C-NLOPB staff have had extensive engagement with HMDC to discuss the cause of the spill, along Read More

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia

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FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (Reuters) – Small Pacific islands nations at risk from rising sea levels lambasted Australia on Friday after it blocked moves at a regional forum to set down tough policies to combat climate change. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Fiji and COP 23 President Frank Bainimarama speaks during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference Read More

Norway stops Amazon fund contribution in dispute with Brazil

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway has suspended donations supporting projects to curb deforestation in Brazil after the country’s right-wing government blocked operations of a fund receiving the aid, the Norwegian ministry of climate and environment said on Thursday. Norway has worked closely with Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest for more than a decade and has Read More

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age extinction of these brawny plant-loving beasts. The skull of an extinct cave bear from the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, Serbia, is seen Read More

Pacific Islands leaders agree on climate plan with loopholes

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FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (Reuters) – Pacific Islands leaders failed to agree on tough new climate change commitments at an annual summit on Thursday, agreeing instead to endorse a plan that allows them to opt out of specific measures they opposed. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Istana in Singapore, May 17, Read More

‘Back-loaded’ hurricane season in store for U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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By Brian K. Sullivan on 8/15/2019 BOSTON (Bloomberg) – Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off. The hurricane season generally runs from June 1 to the end of November. But the next six weeks — “the season within a season” — is regularly Read More

Pacific Island leaders start talks on climate targets

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FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (Reuters) – Pacific Islands leaders began negotiations over climate change and other policies at an annual summit on Thursday, talks that will test Australia’s relationship with the region as it refuses to embrace tougher emission reduction targets. Negotiations among leaders from the 18-member Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu are expected to be protracted Read More