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G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

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Ministers and delegates, including Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada, gather for a family photo session at G20 energy and environment ministers meeting in Karuizawa, Japan June 15, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS KARUIZAWA, Japan (Reuters) – Group of 20 environment Read More

Pentagon seeks to build global ‘consensus’ on Iran. Is it time to worry?

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The Trump administration is looking to “build international consensus” against Iran following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But what does that actually mean? And to what end is it used? “The focus for myself and Ambassador Bolton and Secretary Pompeo is to build international consensus to this international problem,” acting Defense Read More

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing is “essential” to stem global warming – his clearest statement yet in support of penalizing polluters – and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis leaves the weekly general audience at the Vatican, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Read More

Carbon pricing “essential” to stem global warming, pope tells energy leaders

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FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis leaves the weekly general audience at the Vatican, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing was “essential” to stem global warming, his clearest statement to date in support of the practice. In an address to energy executives at the end Read More

U.S. healthcare stocks shielded from political pressures prove profitable

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. healthcare investors have found success this year buying stocks of companies whose products improve eyesight, treat pets and fix crooked teeth, all viewed as unlikely to fall victim to political and regulatory issues pressuring a wide swath of the sector. FILE PHOTO: The inside of a Walgreens-operated pharmacy is seen Read More

With aims of resuming oil trade, Japan’s Abe urges Iran to avoid escalating tensions with US

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Japan, which relies heavily on Middle East crude supplies, called on Iran to “play its constructive role” in defusing tensions with the US and avoiding a regional war, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying Wednesday that geopolitical stability was vital to the world economy. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your Read More

Pebble Beach aims to keep harmful golf balls out of ocean

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(Reuters) – Pebble Beach Golf Links, which hosts the U.S. Open this week, hopes the world’s best golfers will keep their balls on the fairways and out of the sensitive coastal waters, which have been overwhelmed by decades of golf ball pollution. Lost golf balls are pictured on the floor of the Pacific Ocean in Read More

U.S. commodities regulator sees market risk from climate change, urges action

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. commodities regulator said on Wednesday climate change poses a major market risk and urged federal government action to address it, putting him at odds with the Trump administration which has often dismissed the issue. Rostin Behnam, one of five commissioners of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, made the comments Read More

Astronomers claim sighting of long-lost Apollo capsule ‘Snoopy’ after decades in space

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A team of scientists believes they have beaten 235-million-to-one odds of finding the lost ‘Snoopy’ spacecraft from the Apollo 10 mission, and have (jokingly) pitched the idea that Elon Musk should ‘bring Snoopy home.’ Two months before Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, the Apollo 10 mission, comprising a command module “Charlie Brown” and lunar Read More

Dassault Systemes targets life sciences with $5.8 billion Medidata deal

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Dassault Systemes moved to build up its life sciences presence with a $5.8 billion cash deal to buy Medidata Solutions, a U.S. firm focused on clinical trials. Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles attends the Reuters Global Technology Summit in Paris May 17, 2010. REUTERS/John Schults Dassault Systemes has been doing deals Read More