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Chantal weakens to a tropical depression: NHC

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(Reuters) – Chantal has weakened to a tropical depression and is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low by Friday night, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The system is located about 580 miles (935 km) south southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland, Canada, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per Read More

Igniting global outrage, Brazil’s Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

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BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest

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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. Environment and climate experts disputed his unfounded claim as a “smoke screen” to hide the dismantling of protections for the world’s largest tropical rainforest Read More

Fearing tobacco’s fate, palm oil industry fights back

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry. FILE PHOTO: Land that has been cleared is pictured at an oil palm plantation in Johor, Malaysia February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Read More

Amazon burning: Forest fires on the rise at record rate

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE. The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018 and is the highest since records began in 2013, raising concerns over right-wing President Read More

Tropical storm Chantal forms over far North Atlantic: NHC

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(Reuters) – Tropical storm Chantal was forming over the far North Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. The system was located about 475 miles (765 km) south southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland, Canada, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster added. “There are no Read More

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policy. Smoke from fires in Porto Velho, Rondonia, a northern Brazilian state on the border with the Amazonian Read More

Brazilian states bypass Bolsonaro to discuss rainforest protection funding directly

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a section of deforested Amazon rainforest turned into farmland near the city of Alta Floresta, Para state, Brazil, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian states containing the country’s Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation Read More

Norway stops Amazon fund contribution in dispute with Brazil

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway has suspended donations supporting projects to curb deforestation in Brazil after the country’s right-wing government blocked operations of a fund receiving the aid, the Norwegian ministry of climate and environment said on Thursday. Norway has worked closely with Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest for more than a decade and has Read More

‘Back-loaded’ hurricane season in store for U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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By Brian K. Sullivan on 8/15/2019 BOSTON (Bloomberg) – Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off. The hurricane season generally runs from June 1 to the end of November. But the next six weeks — “the season within a season” — is regularly Read More