Environment

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion are considering using drones to shut London’s Heathrow Airport this summer in a campaign against plans to build a third runway at Europe’s busiest airport, the group said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators march along Whitehall during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 23, 2019.
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed and nearly 20 were missing after a pleasure boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the flooding Danube in the Hungarian capital on Wednesday, police and ambulance officials said. The boat reportedly collided with another tourist vessel near the Hungarian parliament building, before turning over on
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s acting government has called on the European Union to assess a potential carbon tax on power imports to protect the bloc’s interests and help it to pursue its environmental targets amid growing public concern over climate change. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Treasury Minister Maria Jesus Montero attends a session at Parliament in
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change. FILE PHOTO: Electricity pylons in front of the cooling towers at the Lethabo thermal power station,
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