Environment

BERLIN (Reuters) – A proliferation of extreme weather events around the world provides ample evidence that climate change is a reality, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, but she rejected calls for more ambitious climate protection goals. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the ARD Sommerinterview in Berlin, Germany, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Extreme
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Bayer (BAYGn.DE) said the number of U.S. lawsuits brought against newly acquired Monsanto has risen to about 8,000 from 5,200 previously, after Monsanto was ordered to pay damages for not warning of alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co’s Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June
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TOME, Japan (Reuters) – The next generation farmhand in Japan’s aging rural heartland may be a drone. Nileworks Inc.’s automated drone flies over rice plants, spraying pesticide while diagnosing growth of individual rice stalks, during a demonstration in Tome, Miyagi prefecture Japan August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuka Obayashi For several months, developers and farmers in northeast
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CARACAS (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela’s eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, on Tuesday afternoon, shaking buildings as far away as Colombian capital Bogota and knocking power out in parts of Trinidad. Structural damage is seen on the top five floors of an abandoned 45-storey skyscraper known as
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(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal would require states to submit plans
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