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Trudeau-Duterte fight over illegally-dumped Canadian trash highlights global problem

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The global waste crisis was brought into sharp focus again after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened “war” with Canada over illegally dumped trash — an issue PM Justin Trudeau has repeatedly failed to address. Duterte threatened to send back 103 shipping containers full of household waste which were illegally shipped to his country by Canada Read More

Climate change protesters descend on France’s SocGen, energy companies

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PARIS (Reuters) – Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Environmental activists block the entrance of the French bank Societe Generale headquarters during a “civil disobedience action” to urge world leaders to act against Read More

Climate change protesters block access to French multinationals

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PARIS (Reuters) – Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Environmental activists block the entrance of the French bank Societe Generale headquarters during a “civil disobedience action” to urge world leaders to act against Read More

China soil pollution efforts stymied by local governments: Greenpeace

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s efforts to combat dangerous soil pollution are being stymied by local governments and their need to earn money through land sales, environmental group Greenpeace said on Wednesday. Soil pollution is one of China’s biggest environmental challenges. A 2014 government survey showed nearly a fifth of the country’s farmland was contaminated to Read More

Brazil president creates body to pardon environmental fines

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has created a regulatory body with the power to forgive or revise environmental fines, a move to rein in what he has called an “industry of fines” that he sees threatening the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, reacts during a ceremony marking his first Read More

Greenpeace calls for Nestle to act over single-use plastics

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday accused Nestle of not doing enough to reduce single-use plastics polluting landfills and oceans. Greenpeace activists demonstrate against plastic usage in front of Nestle CEO Mark Schneider and Nestle Chairman Paul Bulcke during the 152nd Annual General Meeting of Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland April 11, 2019. Read More

Trump eyes limit on U.S. state power over pipelines

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By Jennifer A. Dlouhy on 4/9/2019 Photo: U.S. onshore pipeline. WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — Despite winning a federal approval in 2014, a 124-mi natural gas pipeline project from Pa. to N.Y. is still no closer to reality. Enter President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday is poised to issue an executive order to promote projects like the long-stalled Read More

Shell faces lawsuit from climate change activists over fossil fuels

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Environmentalist and human rights groups said on Friday they had started a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to force the energy firm to cut its reliance on fossil fuels. FILE PHOTO: A passenger plane flies over a Shell logo at a petrol station in west London, Britain, January 29, Read More

High seas could be protected by ‘global treaty’

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At least 30% of international waters could soon form part of a protected global network of marine reserves to help save sea life from extinction. Scientists harbour grave concerns about the future of the high seas – areas of ocean outside national waters that cover more than two-fifths of the surface of the Earth. They Read More

China bucking global shift from coal-fired power: environmental study

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China restarted construction on more than 50 gigawatts (GW) of suspended coal-fired power plants last year, bucking a global shift away from fossil fuels, a new study showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A coal-fired power plant is pictured near a construction site in Beijing, China, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo China Read More