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Aussie broadcaster sues feds over raid triggered by Afghan war crimes report

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Australian public broadcaster ABC has asked a court to invalidate a search warrant that was used to raid its head office in relation to its reporting of crimes allegedly committed by the country’s troops in Afghanistan. The warrant issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on June 5 allowed officers to raid the Sydney office Read More

Energy products are key inputs to global chemicals industry

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June 21, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on World Input-Output DatabaseNote: Dollar values are expressed in 2010 U.S. dollars, converted based on purchasing power parity. The industrial sector of the worldwide economy consumed more than half (55%) of all delivered energy in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency. Within the industrial sector, 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

In Greta Thunberg’s footsteps: the climate kids fighting for their future

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NEW YORK/SHENYANG, China (Reuters) – A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet’s future. Kept awake some nights by fears that rising seas will devastate his Read More

‘Climate emergency’ on Monday, pipeline expansion on Tuesday: Trudeau the fraud strikes again

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Justin Trudeau’s faux concern for the environment was always hypocritical and duplicitous — but there’s something especially slimy about declaring a climate emergency on Monday and approving an oil pipeline expansion on Tuesday. Canada’s parliament voted on Monday night to declare a national climate emergency, calling climate change a “real and urgent crisis, driven by Read More

China is buying Iranian LPG despite sanctions, ship-tracking shows

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By Saket Sundria and Dan Murtaugh on 6/19/2019 SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) — After being hit by the trade war and U.S. sanctions on Iran, some Chinese buyers of liquefied petroleum gas from the Persian Gulf nation are finding it’s too tough a habit to kick. China sourced around a fifth of its LPG—used as cooking fuel, Read More

Unimpressed toddler sends $56,000 sculpture FLY-ing to the ground in Swiss museum

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A trip to an art gallery in Switzerland turned into a nightmare for one mother last week after her lively three-year-old reached out and sent a sculpture worth $56,000 flying to the floor, much to the horror of onlookers. The piece of art in question was German artist Katharina Fritsch’s ‘Fliege’ (Fly) sculpture, which was 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