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France prepares to swelter in record high June temperatures

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PARIS (Reuters) – Authorities in Paris are setting up “cool rooms” in municipal buildings, opening pools for late-night swimming and installing extra drinking fountains as France braces for a “potentially dangerous” heatwave that could see record temperatures for June. FILE PHOTO: A tourist cools down in the fountains of the Trocadero near the Eiffel tower, Read More

UK sends envoy to Iran over ‘concerns about its conduct’

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Britain is sending a minister to Iran to “raise UK and international concerns about Iran’s regional conduct”. Dr Andrew Murrison, minister of state for the Middle East, will head to the country on Sunday and demand a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East. He will also discuss worries over Iran’s threat to stop complying Read More

Tehran releases IMAGES of ‘downed US drone’

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Photos of what Iran says is wreckage of a downed American drone have been released by state media. While knocking out the device, Tehran said it refrained from hitting the accompanying US military plane. The RQ-4A Global Hawk UAV was shot down on June 20 after having entered the country’s airspace and ignoring warnings to Read More

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

Sperm whale and her calf die after becoming tangled in fishing net

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A sperm whale and her calf have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy’s western coast. The 20ft-long (six metre) mammal is believed to have died trying to free its baby after it became trapped. Environmental group Marevivo said the Italian coast guard discovered the animals around eight Read More

Chilean salmon farmer pulls out of national park in Patagonia

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By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile salmon farmer Nova Austral plans to pull the pens it uses to raise salmon from the ocean waters off a national park near the southern tip of Chilean Patagonia, its chief executive said on Thursday. A recent expansion of Chile’s Alberto de Agostini National Park left Read More

Renewable energy sector hails New York state’s new climate plan

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors, developers and users of renewable energy at an industry conference in New York this week were buzzing about the state’s ambitious plan here to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. FILE PHOTO: A crane hangs over the first jacket installed to support a turbine for a wind farm Read More

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

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FILE PHOTO: A shark fin is pictured aboard the Ocean Sunset commercial fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean off of Ucluelet, British Columbia June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Ben Nelms TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The Read More

‘New way of looking at deep ocean’: Boaty McBoatface data may force rewrite of climate models

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The ‘Boaty McBoatface’ team has published the first results from the craft’s maiden voyage, detailing a new warming mechanism in the Southern Ocean which may force a rewrite of current climate models. This week, researchers published the first results from Boaty’s first expedition to the murky depths of the Southern Ocean where it travelled some Read More