Environment

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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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday averted a possible leadership challenge by dropping targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to appease his critics, say local media, as a poll showed his government losing voter support. Conservatives in his coalition were reportedly sounding out colleagues for a possible leadership challenge before Turnbull
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s federal government announced on Sunday a A$1.8-billion (1.03 billion pounds)increase in funding for drought-afflicted farmers, with parts of the country’s east coast suffering the driest conditions in living memory. A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown’s drought-affected property located on the outskirts of
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