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China's capital Beijing vows air quality improvement but gives no target

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s capital city Beijing has pledged to improve air quality this year but did not commit to a specific target, suggesting the country’s air-pollution campaign is stalling as the easily attainable measures have already been taken. Men walk amid heavy smog on a polluted day in Beijing, China December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Read More

French ski patroller killed in Crans-Montana avalanche: Swiss police

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The site of an avalanche is pictured in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, February 19, 2019. Police Cantonale Valaisanne/Handout via REUTERS CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) – A French ski patroller has died from injuries after being caught in an avalanche in Switzerland, but rescuers have called off their search after finding no more casualties on the piste in Crans-Montana, Read More

Kenya paves way for green bonds in 2019 with new rules

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya set the stage for the country’s first green bond with new rules on Wednesday, part of efforts to diversify its capital markets. FILE PHOTO: Geoffrey Odundo, Chief Executive of the Nairobi Securities Exchange, speaks during a Reuters interview at the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Nairobi, Kenya September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Read More

Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel (gasoil) car owner: German court

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FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having Read More

Volkswagen customer plans to take diesel (gasoil) case to Germany's highest court

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BERLIN (Reuters) – A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel (gasoil) car affected by emissions cheating, but the plaintiff’s lawyer plans to appeal. FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel Read More

British children walk out of lessons on climate strike

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People take part in a “youth strike for climate change” demonstration in London, Britain February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister’s office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy Read More

Congo's Virunga park reopens eight months after deadly ambush

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FILE PHOTO: An endangered silverback mountain gorilla from the Nyakamwe-Bihango family feeds within the forest in Virunga national park near Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe/File Photo GOMA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to Read More

Brazil police serving 14 search and eight arrest warrants related to Vale dam disaster

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A strong position and continued stability in operations Landsnet´s financial statements for 2018 were approved by the Board of Directors on the 15th of February, 2019. Main points of the financial statement:   Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) was 61.1 million USD compared with 59.3 million Sterk staða og áframhaldandi stöðugleiki Ársreikningur Landsnets Read More

Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

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KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (Reuters) – In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer. FILE PHOTO: The scientific investigation vessel of the Chilean Read More

Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for deforestation in Brazil’s vast Cerrado savannah, according to a statement on Friday. The Cerrado covers roughly a quarter of Brazil’s territory, the nation’s second-largest biome after the Amazon rainforest. Its Read More