Environment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Forest Service, which manages millions of acres of national forests and grasslands, on Wednesday proposed “bold” changes for how it carries out environmental reviews of logging, road building and mining projects on public land, a move that raised red flags for environmental groups. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service
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(Reuters) – U.S. trade officials on Wednesday said bifacial solar panels, a new technology through which power is produced on both sides of a cell, would be excluded from the Trump administration’s tariffs on overseas-made solar products. The announcement was made in a U.S. Trade Representative document posted online and is scheduled to be published
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DAKAR (Reuters) – Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world’s tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country’s new forests minister. FILE PHOTO: Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba addresses a meeting on climate change at the 30th Ordinary Session of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Mistrust of scientists and farmers is slowing adoption of technologies needed to fight climate change while feeding a growing world population, senior food industry figures said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A labourer sprays pesticides on genetically modified cotton crops in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mayank Bhardwaj/File Photo Agriculture is
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker takes part in an interview with Politico Playbook Live in Brussels, Belgium June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The outgoing European Union chief executive said on Tuesday the bloc should focus on meeting its 2030 existing targets before ramping up long-term climate ambitions. Nine of
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