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U.S. court dismisses Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against Greenpeace

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los Angeles, California, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File photo (Reuters) – A federal court in North Dakota has dismissed a lawsuit from Energy Transfer Partners LP against environmental group Greenpeace, according to a court order Read More

NGOs push to expel Brazil miner Vale from U.N. pact over dam disaster

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FILE PHOTO: General view from above of a dam owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA that burst, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A group of international non-governmental organizations on Tuesday demanded that Brazilian miner Vale SA be excluded from the United Nations’ corporate responsibility pact, after a mining Read More

Northern China pollution up 16 percent in January

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities rose 16 percent on the year in January, official data showed, with surging industrial activity making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their winter emissions targets. A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province, China January Read More

Northern China pollution up by 16 percent in January: data

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities rose 16 percent on the year in January, official data showed, with surging industrial activity making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their winter emissions targets. A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province, China January Read More

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Some of the world’s major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where Read More

Tests at Cuadrilla's British fracking site show substantial gas flows

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LONDON (Reuters) – Tests of the first shale well at Cuadrilla’s site in northwest England show a rich reservoir of high quality and recoverable gas, the British firm said on Wednesday, adding that rules that have constrained its testing work should be eased. FILE PHOTO: A protester stands outside Cuadrilla’s Preston Road fracking site near Read More

French court rejects activists bid to suspend Total's Guyana drilling

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of French oil giant Total is pictured at a petrol station in Latresne near Bordeaux, France, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS (Reuters) – A French court has rejected an urgent request by environmental groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth to deny oil and gas major Total permission to Read More

34 dead, 300 missing after burst dam in Brazil unleashes torrent of mud

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At least 34 people have died and as many as 300 are missing after a dam burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil. The disaster happened near the city of Belo Horizonte in the Minas Gerais state, unleashing a torrent of mud towards the town of Brumadinho in the southeast of the country on Read More

10 dead, 300 missing after burst dam in Brazil unleashes torrent of mud

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Up to ten people have died and as many as 300 are missing after a dam burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil. The disaster happened near the city of Belo Horizonte in the Minas Gerais state, unleashing a torrent of mud towards the town of Brumadinho in the south east of the country Read More