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Water shortage could cut India’s food exports, minister warns

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A man walks through the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts in Chennai, India, June 20, 2019. Read More

Explainer: What’s behind Japan’s support of whaling?

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States. FILE PHOTO : Captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan’s oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest Read More

With far-north temperatures rising, Alaska tundra fires proliferate

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ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – In Alaska, where sea ice has shrunk to record lows in places and far-north temperatures have climbed to record highs, dozens of fires are burning the treeless tundra and releasing carbon into the atmosphere. The latest flurry of Alaska tundra fires has been on the Seward Peninsula, which juts out to the 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

Spy satellite images reveal Himalayan glaciers are shrinking fast

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Himalayan glaciers are now melting twice as fast as they were before the turn of the century, Cold War-era spy satellite images have revealed. The melting of ice in the Asian mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has doubled during the last 40 years, according to a new study by scientists. The team, from Columbia Read More

Anadarko announces FID on Area 1 Mozambique LNG project

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6/19/2019 HOUSTON — Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the co-venturers in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1, today announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project. This official declaration of FID confirms the Area 1 Plan of Development is now effective, with notice provided to the Government of Mozambique that all conditions Read More

EU clears 431 million euros aid for cleaner transport in German cities

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FILE PHOTO: European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks to the media at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Wednesday it had cleared 431 million euros ($482.8 million) of public support by German authorities to cities to adapt diesel (gasoil)-powered municipal and Read More