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Southeast Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full “weaponry” of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic. FILE PHOTO: A plastic bottle washed up by the sea is seen at the Ao Phrao Beach, on the Read More

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister

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Climate change activists interrupt a speech by British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to leaders of the country’s financial services industry, in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country’s financial services industry Read More

Visegrad group to agree common stance on EU’s 2050 climate goals: Hungary

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FILE PHOTO: Senior Fidesz lawmaker Gergely Gulyas, who will be Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff, speaks to Reuters in an interview in Budapest, Hungary on May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – the so-called “Visegrad Four” countries – will agree a common stance on Read More

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

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LONDON (Reuters) – Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared. General view of a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Mould Bay, Canada, in this handout Read More

Southeast Asia should ban foreign trash imports: environmentalists

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok. FILE PHOTO: Plastic and styrofoam garbage litters the shoreline in Cilincing in Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan 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

Exclusive: U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc’s current target for a 40% reduction. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna, Austria, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Read More