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LONDON (Reuters) – Film star Emma Thompson joined climate change activists in central London on Friday to read poetry praising Earth’s bounties, part of a series of protests which have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital. Organisers Extinction Rebellion have called for non-violent civil disobedience to force the British government to reduce net greenhouse
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PARIS (Reuters) – Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Environmental activists block the entrance of the French bank Societe Generale headquarters during a “civil disobedience action” to urge world leaders to act against
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PARIS (Reuters) – Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Environmental activists block the entrance of the French bank Societe Generale headquarters during a “civil disobedience action” to urge world leaders to act against
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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during inauguration ceremony of the new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he wanted the country’s vast Amazon rainforest to be exploited “in a reasonable
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A person walks across Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s already shaky bid to persuade Canadians to fight climate change will get even tougher after the election on Tuesday of conservative Jason Kenney as premier of the energy-rich province of Alberta. FILE PHOTO: United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney details the “UCP Fight Back Strategy” against foreign anti-oil special
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Climate change activists block Parliament Square during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – London was bracing for disruption by climate-change activists to underground train services on Wednesday after protesters blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch. The protests, led by
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Climate change activists block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament Square in London, Britain April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British police have arrested 113 people after climate change activists blocked some of London’s most famous roads including Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge in an attempt force the
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(Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move that his predecessor attempted before backtracking due to an international outcry by environmentalists. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado The
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(This April 11 story has been refilled to clarify platform availability and adds syndicate number) FILE PHOTO: Combines harvest wheat in a field of the Svetlolobovskoye farm in the Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia, Russia, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File Photo By Nigel Hunt LONDON (Reuters) – Farmers can now for the first time insure their produce
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday the agency would revise its proposed freeze of vehicle fuel economy standards before unveiling its final regulation in the coming months. FILE PHOTO: U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is pictured EPA headquarters in Washington, DC, U.S. April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Timothy Gardner/File
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