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Canadian regulator backs oil pipeline expansion, urges whale protections

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) regulator recommended on Friday that Ottawa approve expansion of the government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline, but made new, nonbinding recommendations to mitigate harm to Pacific Ocean killer whales. FILE PHOTO: Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Read More

Canadian regulator recommends expanding oil pipeline, urges whale protections

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FILE PHOTO: Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project sit on rail cars at a stockpile site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dennis Owen WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) regulator recommended on Friday that Ottawa approve expansion Read More

EIA’s new Key Statistics and Indicators section highlights long-term state energy data

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February 22, 2019 EIA recently released a new Key Statistics and Indicators section in the State Energy Data System (SEDS), EIA’s comprehensive source for annual state energy statistics. The new section makes complete time-series data by state easier to access and provides state rankings tables for the most current year. Data in the Key Statistics Read More

Botswana considers allowing big game hunting, culling elephants

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FILE PHOTO: A herd of elephants leaves a drinking spot in the Mababe area, Botswana, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife Read More

Smallpox bioterrorist attack could devastate planet for 10 years

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In August 2018, Australian scientists launched a complex international simulation dubbed, ‘Exercise Mataika’, which investigated a ‘worst-case scenario’ for a smallpox bioterrorist attack and the results are horrifying. Smallpox, one of the most infectious diseases known to man, was officially eradicated in 1980, but two officially known samples of the disease are held in secure Read More

Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate

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Addressing a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish diaspora in France, President Emanuel Macron has supported the expansion of the definition of anti-Semitism to outlaw anti-Zionism as well, fueling public debate over the terms. “Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism,” Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and Read More

New Zealand finds fruit fly that could threaten crops, ramps up monitoring

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Thursday set up hundreds of traps around the country’s largest city of Auckland after finding a second Queensland fruit fly, a species that poses a risk to the country’s multi-billion dollar horticulture sector. A solitary male Queensland fly was collected from a fruit fly surveillance trap and formally identified Read More

China backs 'ivory queen' jail term over 700 tusks

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China has backed a 15-year jail term handed to a Chinese woman known as the “ivory queen”, who was convicted of smuggling around 700 elephant tusks. Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman, was accused of running one of Africa’s biggest ivory-smuggling rings, responsible for smuggling £1.9m ($2.5m) worth of tusks from some 400 elephants from Tanzania Read More

Faroe Islands to close for maintenance

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter The Faroe Islands, a group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, will be closed to tourists for one weekend in April for a big clean-up. Located halfway between Iceland and Norway, the 18-island archipelago attracts 100,000 visitors a year and growing due to the dramatic scenery, waterfalls and a Read More

Peru launches 'sustained' crack-down on illegal mining in Amazon

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LIMA (Reuters) – Peru on Tuesday launched a new, “sustained” effort to uproot illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to the region after deforestation from wildcat mining hit a new high last year. The government of President Martin Vizcarra said it was suspending civil Read More