Environment

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislative changes to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters
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CAMPILLOS, Spain (Reuters) – A firefighter was found dead in the southern Spanish province of Malaga on Sunday, the fire service said, after heavy overnight rain swept through streets and forced hundreds of people from their homes. A firefighter checks a destroyed firefighter truck on a road where a firefighter died as heavy rain and
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pictured during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo
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DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp has declared force majeure as the Rhine’s extremely low water levels are disrupting the delivery of raw materials to its Duisburg plant, the company said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Thyssenkrupp’s logo is seen close to the elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s transport minister said on Friday that carmakers have not yet submitted retrofit kits for manipulated diesel cars for which his administration could grant approval. FILE PHOTO: German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer attends a news conference on Diesel issues in Berlin, Germany, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Speaking at an event
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Ten cities in China’s northern Hebei province, including top steelmaking city Tangshan, have issued second level or “orange” pollution alerts, forcing industrial plants to cut output. The alerts would be effective from Friday to Monday, the Hebei government said in a statement. Heavy industrial plants in the province will need to reduce
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