Environment

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose in March, government data showed on Friday, indicating that illegal loggers and land speculators have not stopped destroying the forest with the onset of the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands, inside the Amazon
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FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Council Meeting – Monaco – November 22, 2019 President Sebastian Coe during a press conference REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo (Reuters) – The governing body of athletics aims to become carbon neutral by 2030, it said on Tuesday, recognising that the sport has a significant environmental footprint. Promising to cut its
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has dismissed a senior analyst who opposed rescinding environmental authorizations for wood exports, according to a notice published in the official government gazette on Monday. Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles looks on during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in urban sustainability with
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic has generated overwhelming support for the closure of markets selling illegal wildlife across Southeast Asia, an epicenter of the multi-billion-dollar trade, the World Wildlife Fund said in a public opinion poll on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A customs officer gives water to pangolins before a news conference at the customs
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LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions data. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Attenborough speak with school children
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 – far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded rules. FILE PHOTO: Traffic travels along a highway next to Los Angeles,
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks with French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Elisabeth Borne before meeting with EU environment ministers in Brussels, Belgium, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron (Reuters) – The EU executive kick-started its plan to set a tougher 2030 emissions target on Tuesday, a move that could help
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 – far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded rules. FILE PHOTO: Traffic travels along a highway next to Los Angeles, California,
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A weather system brings rain to traffic traveling on Interstate 5 past Solana Beach, California, U.S., September 20,2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of vehicle emissions rules adopted under President Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026. The announcement sets up a
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Air pollution has decreased in urban areas across Europe during lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, new satellite images showed on Monday, but campaigners warned city-dwellers were still more vulnerable to the epidemic. A general view shows the South Tower during the lockdown imposed by the Belgian government to slow down the coronavirus
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