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(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled measures to help oil refineries cope with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, including waiving anti-smog requirements for gasoline and extending the deadline for small facilities to show compliance with the nation’s biofuels law. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler looks on during
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FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is expected to double spending on flood defenses to 5.2 billion pounds ($6.78 billion) when finance minister Rishi Sunak delivers his budget, the Treasury said on Saturday, following
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of IKEA furniture fell for the first time last year, brand owner Inter IKEA said on Thursday citing increased use of renewable energy. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Ikea is seen outside the Ikea Concept store, run by Inter Ikea brand and concept in Delft,
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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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