Environment

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed early on Saturday in Western Canada, leaking an undetermined volume of crude oil, the company said. Thirty-seven tank cars derailed near St-Lazare, Manitoba. The leak has been contained and has not entered the nearby Assiniboine River, CN spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said in a statement.
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People take part in a “youth strike for climate change” demonstration in London, Britain February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister’s office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy
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PARIS (Reuters) – Only half of France’s farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country’s farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then. French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume attends an interview with Reuters in Paris, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau In November 2017, President
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FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes-Benz logo on a car on display at the company’s annual news conference in Stuttgart, Germany, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler will push electric and hybrid cars more aggressively after tougher emissions tests revealed pollution levels in Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars rose 7 percent last year.
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LOISABA CONSERVANCY, Kenya (Reuters) – Images of a rare African black leopard have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years, researchers have said. Using motion-sensitive cameras set up near water holes, researchers from San Diego Zoo Global and the Loisaba Conservancy captured video of the largely nocturnal
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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s government approved on Thursday the building of a copper mine near Europe’s northernmost point despite years of opposition from indigenous Sami herders and fishermen. FILE PHOTO: Sami reindeer herder Nils Mathis Sara, 60, drives his ATV as he follows a herd of reindeer on the Finnmark Plateau, Norway, June 16, 2018.
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(Reuters) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the second largest U.S. pension fund said on Monday it made a $250 million investment with Impactive Capital, a new activist hedge fund that expects to start trading next month. FILE PHOTO – Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS),
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A sign advertising E15, a gasoline with 15
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected on Sunday a proposal to limit urban sprawl by freezing the size of construction zones, rebuffing a plea from environmentalists to protect open spaces from the advance of bulldozers. Residential houses are seen during sunny winter weather on a mountainside in the town of Unteraegeri, Switzerland February 5, 2019.
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