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Cargill says food industry will miss zero deforestation goal

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Grains trader Cargill Inc said on Thursday it and the broader food industry will fail to meet the goal of eliminating deforestation by 2020 and pledged to do more to protect forests and native vegetation in Brazil. FILE PHOTO: Branches and roots are piled on a farm after deforestation in Palmeirante, Brazil. Read More

Cyclone highlights the vulnerability of operations in Mozambique

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By Borges Nhamire and Brian K. Sullivan on 6/13/2019 MAPUTO and BOSTON (Bloomberg) — Tropical Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy rains on Mozambique, a day after becoming the second storm to hit the nation in two months. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall between 4 and 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, when the eye passed Read More

Ebola claims life of 5yo boy as devastating virus spreads into Uganda

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A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola and two new cases have been confirmed in Uganda as the horrifying haemorrhagic fever spreads from the current outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Health officials say the young child was admitted to hospital in Uganda after he and his family traveled there from the DRC Read More

As Gabon’s new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world’s tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country’s new forests minister. FILE PHOTO: Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba addresses a meeting on climate change at the 30th Ordinary Session of Read More

Near-record ‘dead zone’ forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish

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(Reuters) – A near record-sized “dead zone” of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said. FILE PHOTO: The rising waters of the Gulf of Mexico crash at the shoreline of the Treasure Island community of West Galveston Island, Texas March 6, 2014. Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to extend environmental land registry indefinitely

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FILE PHOTO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony of consecration of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro will reissue a temporary decree removing a deadline for farmers to register their properties on an environmental registry Read More

NHC says 20% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico

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(Reuters) – A broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has a 20% chance of developing into a cyclone, down from 40% earlier, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. The system is expected to move inland over northeastern Mexico later on Tuesday, and the chances of development into Read More

NHC says 40% chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico

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(Reuters) – Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has 40% chance of developing into a cyclone, down from 60% earlier, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. The system could briefly become a tropical depression before moving inland over northeastern Read More

U.S. Hurricane Centre says 60% chance of cyclone over Bay of Campeche

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(Reuters) – A broad area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. This system is expected to move slowly northwestward toward the northeastern coast of Mexico and interests along the Gulf Read More

Hydrogen-powered flying vehicle touted as Southern California traffic tonic

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Developers of a multi-rotor hover craft billed as the first flying vehicle to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells unveiled a full-scale model on Wednesday in Southern California, in a show-and-tell that raised some eyebrows but never left the ground. Alaka’i Technologies unveils a model of a working prototype of Skai, Read More