Environment

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. FILE PHOTO: A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding. FILE PHOTO: An tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the launching ceremony of the real estate credit program at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting fires in the Amazon rainforest after the government pulled their funding, although he
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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday dismissed the biofuel industry’s argument that waivers granted to small oil refineries were destroying demand and that were damaging for the
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FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators take part in a protest against climate change in Santiago, Chile May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced on Tuesday, as receding glaciers and drought put a squeeze on water and natural resources in the
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(Reuters) – Canadian environmental groups fear losing their tax-free charity status if they run paid climate change advocacy adverts ahead of the October national election, after a warning from the federal election watchdog. FILE PHOTO: Students hold a protest against climate change on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo
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Nordic prime ministers and CEOs of Nordic companies pose for a family photo after signing a joint declaration on climate and sustainable development during the annual informal summer meeting of the Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavik, Iceland August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Nordic prime ministers and business leaders sought on Tuesday to
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