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Hong Kong protesters make rest of the world look bad with 2am rubbish clean up (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Hong Kong protesters showed up the rest of the world’s demonstrators when, after a 2 million-strong march, they worked through the night to ensure not a scrap of trash was left in their wake. The mass protests against an unpopular China extradition bill took place on June 16 and, after the 3km march was over, Read More

EU issues ‘green’ investment guide to help combat climate change

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe sought to increase the flow of money into businesses that tackle climate change on Tuesday with the publication of European Commission guidelines on what qualifies an investment as environmentally friendly. The European Read More

From gas in Russia to China-bound plastics, Austria’s OMV shifts focus for growth

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VIENNA (Reuters) – After years of largely banking on low-cost Russia for growth, OMV is shifting attention towards the Middle East as its chemist chief executive chases his vision of making the Austrian oil and gas group a major supplier of plastics. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Austrian oil and gas group OMV is seen Read More

South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal plants

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SEOUL (Reuters) – As renewable energy powers up in South Korea, coal-fired generation, long the bedrock of the country’s electricity supply, is being tapped to give up room. FILE PHOTO: Vehicles move on a road on a polluted day in Seoul, South Korea, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji/File Photo Facing choking smog in its major Read More

Banks to include CO2 emission measures in shipping loan decisions

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LONDON (Reuters) – A group of leading banks will for the first time include efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions in their decision making when providing shipping company loans, executives said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Ships and shipping containers are pictured at the port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., January 30, 2019. Read More

Canada in talks with Malaysia about taking back plastic waste

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TORONTO (Reuters) – The government of Canada said on Monday it is in discussions with Malaysia about retrieving plastic waste that originated from Canada and is currently in Malaysia. In late May, the Malaysian government said it would send 3,000 tons of plastic waste back to 14 countries of origin, including Canada, the United States, Read More

BP rig zigzags North Sea in chase with Greenpeace ship

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LONDON (Reuters) – A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress. FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is seen at a petrol station in Kloten, Switzerland Read More

Russia pushes back against America’s expensive ‘Freedom Gas’

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So far this year, Russia has been flooding the European markets with an oversupply of natural gas despite the fact that the glut is pushing natural gas prices lower. Booming exports from Russia, which had already been the largest supplier of natural gas to the continent, have nearly maxed out European natural gas storage capacity and added Read More