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US and Canada gear up for another Asian ‘murder hornet’ season | Environment News

Montreal, Canada – While its “murder hornet” moniker draws international attention, Paul van Westendorp prefers to compare the Asian giant…

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Middle East

World Bank, IMF consider linking debt relief to climate efforts | Climate Change News

The new initiative would focus on ‘systematically changing whole economies,’ a source tells Reuters. The World Bank and the International…

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Latin America

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? | Climate News

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in…

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Asia

Crews rush to stop Florida wastewater reservoir collapse | Environment News

Wastewater reservoir’s containment wall risks break, but crews are making steady progress to stop threat of flooding. Crews were working…

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Latin America

This river in Canada is now a ‘legal person’ | Environment News

Montreal, Canada – Jean-Charles Pietacho says the belief that nature is a living thing that must be respected, has been…

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UK News

‘I peeled chewing gum off roads, popped it in my gob and ate it – I hate litter that much’ – Fiona Phillips

A picture in Thursday’s Mirror showed beauty spots and parks “drowning in a tsunami of rubbish” as the sunny weather,…

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Asia

Oil giants win New York climate suit as court urges political fix | Climate Change News

About a dozen cities, counties and states across the US have sued Exxon, Chevron, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and their…

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Latin America

Fast & furious: Will Biden’s $174BN accelerate a global EV boom? | Automotive Industry News

The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to…

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Middle East

‘Daylight loot’: Kashmir farmers suffer as rivers illegally mined | Agriculture News

Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir – Ghulam Mohammad Mir, 62, looks grudgingly at the canal that usually brings water year-round to his…

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Asia

World Bank plans climate shift but no fossil fuel halt: Report | Climate Change News

A revised World Bank policy on climate change commits to making financing decisions in line with efforts to limit global…

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Asia

The joke is on Volkswagen after April Fool’s name change debacle | Automotive Industry News

German car giant’s US unit briefly posted statement on website saying it would change its name to ‘Voltswagen’ amid electrification…

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Asia

Global rainforest destruction increased sharply in 2020: Report | Environment News

An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down last year, as the destruction…

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Middle East

Nepal closes schools as air pollution hits alarming levels | Environment News

Located between China and India, two of the world’s biggest polluters, the Himalayan nation is seeing the worst pollution levels…

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Asia

Biden administration announces plan to expand wind power | Environment News

The White House said the plan would create more than 44,000 jobs and employ nearly 33,000 in offshore wind activity.…

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Asia

Emerging economies delay clean energy move as oil prices rise | Climate Change News

Rising oil prices are testing the developing world’s resolve to quit fossil fuels. The president of Brazil has fired the…

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Latin America

African elephants face extinction amid poaching, habitat loss | Environment News

Number of forest elephants found mostly in Central Africa has fallen by 86 percent over the last 30 years, prompting…

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Africa

UK suit against BHP over 2015 Brazil dam failure hits wall | Business and Economy News

A vast, 200,000-strong Brazilian claimant group failed to revive a $6.9bn United Kingdom lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP relating…

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Latin America

Fed to create committee to respond to climate change risks | Business and Economy News

US central bank will invest in research and modelling to get a handle on how climate events can threaten the…

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Europe

US senators urge Biden to set end date for gas-powered car sales | Automotive Industry News

Democratic Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, in an unreported letter seen by Reuters news agency, called on the US president ‘to…

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Middle East

Catching the rain in India: Dead Lakes Alive

In a race against India’s looming water shortage, Anand Malligavad takes on his city’s water woes one lake at a…

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Middle East

Deforestation: The $53bn threat to agri-businesses | Business and Economy News

Deforestation and extreme weather are two of the risks that could lead to losses for firms, a survey of 500…

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Latin America

Infographic: How has the world changed since COVID-19? | Business and Economy News

It has been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The virus, which is microscopic…

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Europe

Is there a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots? | Coronavirus pandemic News

The global effort to roll out COVID vaccines suffered a blow this week when 11 European countries paused the use…

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Middle East

Guinea-Bissau’s plan to lift logging ban sparks fears for forests | Environment News

For centuries, forests have been central to the life of people throughout Guinea-Bissau. Relying on traditional knowledge systems that vary…

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Features

From trash to treasure: The Nigerians recycling waste into wealth | Business and Economy News

If you peer into the gutters of any big Nigerian city, a filthy sight awaits you: Floating cans, nylon water…

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Asia

Alberta politicians slam ‘vicious’ Netflix cartoon for kids | Energy News

The provincial government in Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is up in arms over a Netflix cartoon for children that…

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Africa

UK to spend $1.4bn to cut carbon emissions from industry | Climate Change News

UK plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while boosting jobs and repairing economic damage due to COVID-19. The…

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Europe

New Delhi world’s most polluted capital for the third year: Study | Environment News

Indian capital most polluted for third straight year in 2020, according to IQAir, a Swiss group that measures air quality.…

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Africa

The oceans need a break from us | Environment News

I want you to close your eyes and imagine the following. You are at the heart of the mighty Indian…

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Africa

Deb Haaland confirmed as first Indigenous US interior secretary | Environment News

The US Senate has confirmed Representative Deb Haaland as secretary of the interior, making the New Mexico politician the first Indigenous…

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Europe

Sandstorm sends pollution in Beijing to maximum level | Environment News

Residents urged to avoid outdoor activities as strong winds bring in dust from northwest. Beijing was shrouded in thick brown…

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Latin America

How the 2011 tsunami destroyed Japan’s trust in nuclear power | Environment News

Ten years after a tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, controversy and doubts over its clean-up…

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Europe

Vessel with 130 tonnes of oil runs aground off Mauritius | Environment News

Coastguards, floating containment lines deployed as traces of leak seen around the Chinese-flagged Lurong Yuan Yu. Mauritius has deployed its…

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Africa

‘We don’t know when it will end’: 10 years after Fukushima | Earthquakes News

The effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident will be felt for decades into the future, say local and international activists…

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Asia

Fears grow for endangered turtles after oil spill hits Lebanon | Environment News

Tyre, Lebanon – The sandy shores of the Tyre nature reserve on the Mediterranean are a nesting ground for more…

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Asia

Inuit group votes against supporting Nunavut mine expansion | Environment News

Inuit communities have raised opposition to the proposal to expand an iron ore mine on Baffin Island in northern Canada.…

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Africa

‘Food security is security’: Brazil’s urban farm success story | Agriculture News

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Every week, Ezequiel Dias, an urban farmer, knocks on the doors of his community’s red-brick,…

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Europe

Rising seas: A failure of economics to cut greenhouse emissions

Changing the way we measure economic growth may help redress the balance between nature and exploitation of resources. Aj Europe

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Europe

US stimulus saga, ‘Buttergate’ and Minnesota’s wilderness battle | Business and Economy News

It’s been a busy week of business headlines and economic news, but if you’ve been too busy looking out the…

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Asia

This is how much food gets wasted, and what you can do about it | Climate Change News

Almost one billion tons of food were wasted in 2019, most of it coming from homes, contributing to rising global…

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Latin America

‘Buttergate’: Why isn’t butter softening in Canada? | Agriculture News

Montreal, Canada – Is something wrong with the butter? That is the question some Canadians have been asking over the…

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Latin America

Carbon needs to be much pricier to limit climate change: Report | Climate Change News

Carbon prices must climb 600 percent to deter industries from emitting gases that cause global warming: Wood Mackenzie. A significant…

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Latin America

US conservationists, mining firms vie for Minnesota wilderness | Environment News

When Steve Piragis and his wife moved to Ely, Minnesota — a town of just over 3,000 people on the…

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Europe

Race for EV batteries pits conservationists against green energy | Automotive Industry News

Last September, in the arid hills of northern Nevada in the US, a cluster of flowers found nowhere else on…

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