BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 percent by a 2030 deadline as part of the bloc’s commitment to cut its output of greenhouse gases. Trucks stand in a queue along a highway near the Austrian border in Hegyeshalom,
FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Monday set aside an order by an environmental court which had cleared the way for reopening Vedanta’s south
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste and introducing a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles. FILE PHOTO – Plastic and other waste is seen floating on the Marine Lake at
A woman looks on the Copen Hill, a skiing slope a top of an incinerator plant open to the public in Copenhagen, Denmark February 12, 2019. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Copenhagen has come
LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking assurances from Brazilian miner Vale by phone after a second deadly dam disaster in three years is not enough for Sasja Beslik. He plans to fly there himself to get answers. FILE PHOTO: A member of a rescue team walks next to a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company
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
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
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining firm Vale SA on Friday, accused by state prosecutors of covering up weaknesses at a dam that collapsed and likely killed more than 300 people. FILE PHOTO: A helmet with a logo of Vale SA is seen in a collapsed tailings dam
FILE PHOTO – Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu’an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – ** China’s Hebei province, home to the country’s biggest steelmaking cities, issued an orange pollution alert on Friday as a wave of smog was expected to blanket the region.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Mills in Brazil’s center-south are likely to start harvesting the new sugar cane crop later than usual to allow cane fields to take advantage of late rains while holding excess ethanol stocks after over-producing last year, analysts and millers said. FILE PHOTO: A combine harvester cuts sugar cane in a field
FILE PHOTO: Tap water flows out of a faucet in New York June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Thursdays limits on how much toxic chemicals from cookware and carpeting are allowed in drinking water. The agency will announce a plan to control a group
OSLO (Reuters) – The Norwegian Supreme Court will rule on Thursday on whether European Union fishing boats need permits from Oslo to catch snow crabs off Arctic islands north of Norway, in a verdict that could affect future rights to explore for oil and gas in the area. FILE PHOTO: A fisherman holds a snow
FILE PHOTO: A view of Asco village and a nuclear plant, which uses the waters of the Ebro river water to cool it, in Asco near Tarragona January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – Spain aims to close all seven of its nuclear plants between 2025 and 2035 as part of plans to
FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a “Green New Deal” introduced by Democrats that seeks to eliminate U.S.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, but environmentalists criticized it on Monday for allowing a number of exceptions. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags are seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 14, 2018.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A sign advertising E15, a gasoline with 15