Environment

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canadian police arrested six people on Thursday in a remote area of northern British Columbia where indigenous protesters have blocked construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The C$6.6 billion ($4.97 billion) pipeline, to be operated by TC Energy Corp, will move gas from northeast British Columbia to the Pacific coast, where
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Much of Australia’s wildfire-ravaged east coast was drenched on Friday by the biggest rainfall in almost 20 years, dousing some of the most dangerous blazes and providing welcome relief to farmers battling an extended drought. Pedestrians hold umbrellas during wet weather in Sydney, Australia, February 7, 2020. AAP Image/Peter Rae/via REUTERS The
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Climate activists of Ende Gelaende block infrastructure of Uniper’s coal-fired power plant ‘Datteln 4’ in Datteln, Germany, February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Police broke up a protest by about 100 environmental activists on Sunday at the site of the yet-to-be commissioned Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant in western Germany, but the protesters
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s capital, Canberra, was on high alert on Sunday as bushfires burned nearby, while smoke and dust covered large parts of the country’s east, prompting warnings from health authorities. A firefighter from a local brigade works to extinguish flames after a bushfire burnt through the area in Bredbo, New South Wales, Australia,
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Firefighters kept wild blazes fueled by strong winds and soaring temperatures from reaching suburban areas of Australia’s capital, Canberra, using airdrops of fire retardant to create a 2.5-kilometre (1.55-mile) long defensive line late on Saturday. A plane releases fire retardant on a field during bushfires near Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia, February
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Smoke rises as the Big Jack Mountain fire spreads in Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia, February 1, 2020. NSW Rural Fire Service/Handout via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked unpredictable bushfires near Australia’s capital city on Saturday, closing a major highway and prompting warnings for some residents that it was
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