Environment

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Protesters in Canada blocked train lines, Vancouver’s port entrance and at least one highway on Tuesday in response to the arrest of 10 indigenous protesters when police dismantled a rail barricade in southern Ontario a day earlier. Protestors stand by a blockade closing a road in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, south of Montreal,
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OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Protesters in Canada blocked train lines, Vancouver’s port entrance and at least one highway on Tuesday in response to the arrest of 10 indigenous protesters when police dismantled a rail barricade in southern Ontario a day ago. Protestors stand by a blockade closing a road in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, south of Montreal,
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday, paralyzing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety. Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones that brought bad weather to southern parts of the archipelago.
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will launch a review by the end of June aimed at tightening conditions for the export of coal-fired power plants, environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019.
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FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Tuesday it has agreed with other ministries including the industry ministry and finance ministry to review export conditions
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Norway’s Equinor ASA has abandoned plans to explore for oil in the deep waters off Australia’s south coast, saying it was not “commercially competitive”, following in peers’ footsteps in a move hailed as a big win by green campaigners. FILE PHOTO: Equinor’s logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Stavanger, Norway
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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change could become a “catastrophic” threat to global security, as people lose their livelihoods, fall ill and battle over scarce water and food, a host of U.S. security, military and intelligence experts warned on Monday. Pressures from global warming could intensify political tensions, unrest and conflict, fuel violent
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LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s top companies need to more than double their current level of spending on low-carbon projects to meet the European Commission’s flagship goal of ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050, according to a report released on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: The lignite power plants of “Neurath New”, Niederaussem, and “Neurath Old” of German energy supplier
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Teck Resources Ltd’s surprise decision to cancel a planned C$20.6 billion ($15.6 billion) oil sands mine in northern Alberta, citing uncertainty about Canada’s climate policy, underscores a global struggle to balance energy growth with environmental concerns. FILE PHOTO: Visitors pass a logo of Teck Resources Ltd mining company during the Prospectors
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