Environment

GENEVA (Reuters) – Several skiers were buried in an avalanche on the slopes of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, police said on Tuesday. The avalanche came as warm temperatures over the past week began melting heavy snow and coincided with school holidays in some cantons. “An avalanche occurred in the Plaine-Morte sector, search and rescue
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s parliament approved on Tuesday a long-delayed carbon tax bill as it seeks to reduce harmful carbon emissions in Africa’s most industrialized and polluting country. Big energy users including Sibanye-Stillwater and ArcelorMittal’s local unit have opposed plans by South Africa to enact carbon tax laws in 2019, arguing the levies
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FILE PHOTO: Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, is escorted by a prison warden at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A Tanzanian court sentenced a prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” to 15 years in prison on
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Security lines are seen set up for protecting visitors from falling ice from melting ice sculptures at the venue of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on its closing day, in Heilongjiang province, China February 17, 2019. Picture taken February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – Ice and snow sculptures carved by nearly
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FILE PHOTO: BHP Billiton’s chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie poses at the company’s offices in Melbourne, Australia, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) – BHP Group called for the creation of an independent international body to oversee the construction, integrity and operations of tailings dams, which hold mining waste, after the second collapse of
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(Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co on Monday said its environmental experts are continuing the clean-up of a site in Western Canada where one of its trains derailed on Saturday. Thirty-seven tank cars derailed near St-Lazare, Manitoba, close to Assiniboine River, leaking an undetermined volume of crude oil. None of the crude oil entered the
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