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High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

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AROSA, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. Parts of the Gurschengletscher glacier are covered with tarps in Andermatt, Switzerland July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann With global Read More

Amazon rivals ride on Prime Day marketing as protests unfold

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in Read More

Climate activists disrupt five British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species. The movement, which shut down four sites in central London for 11 days in Read More

Decommissioning in Shetland expands with the arrival of more North Sea structures

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7/15/2019 WEST SUSSEX — The Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland is one step closer to becoming a center of excellence for recycling offshore structures from the North Sea with the arrival of two new installations for decommissioning by strategic partners Veolia and Peterson. The structures from Spirit Energy’s ST-1 arrived in the dedicated port Read More

On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners

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REHOVOT, Israel (Reuters) – Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare. Employees work in a laboratory at Aleph Farms, an Israeli company producing lab-grown steak from cow cells, in Read More

Gilead invests $5 billion to deepen ties with biotech Galapagos

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(Reuters) – U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV (GLPG.AS), news that lifted Galapagos’s shares 18 percent to an all-time high on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside the company headquarters in Foster City, California, Read More

Gilead invests $5 bln to deepen ties with biotech Galapagos

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(Reuters) – U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV (GLPG.AS), news that lifted Galapagos’s shares 18 percent to an all-time high on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside the company headquarters in Foster City, California, Read More

China’s slowing economy still shows growth that any country would envy

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Beijing has released second quarter data showing the country’s economy grew 6.2 percent from a year ago, the worst result in nearly three decades that also comes amid China’s simmering trade war with the US. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth declined for the second quarter in a row, down 0.2 percent from 6.4 percent Read More

China second quarter GDP growth slows to 27-year low as trade war bites, more stimulus seen

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting U.S. trade pressure. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen at a production line manufacturing tyres at a factory in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China Read More