Environment

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles looks on during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of
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Matt Davey of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences samples green algae on Lagoon Island in Antarctica. via REUTERS TV LONDON (Reuters) – Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. Warming temperatures due to climate change are
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LISBON (Reuters) – One of the many victims of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be Portugal’s nascent progress in recycling waste, environmental campaigners say. FILE PHOTO: Trucks with garbage are seen at the Recivalongo landfill in Sobrado Portugal, January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante Portugal, which recycles around 28% of its urban refuse, below the
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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal will use long-range drones and other surveillance means to reinforce the monitoring of summer wildfires, officials said on Monday, responding to concerns over the country’s readiness to tackle forest blazes during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Flames of an approaching forest fire are seen near the small village of Gondomil, near
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FILE PHOTO: Technicians work at the newly opened Oilfox S.A. Biofuel factory in San Nicolas, northeast Buenos Aires August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine biodiesel exports have ground to a complete halt due to the coronavirus pandemic hammering demand in Europe, the head of the local industry chamber told Reuters. Last
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LONDON (Reuters) – Massive programmes of green public investment would be the most cost-effective way both to revive virus-hit economies and strike a decisive blow against climate change, top U.S. and British economists said in a study published on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Environmental activists of Swiss Klimastreik Schweiz movement hold banners, as the spread of
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(Reuters) – Wildfires during Venezuela’s dry season are posing heightened risk to crude output this year due to lack of maintenance in state-owned oil company’s PDVSA’s oilfields and fuel shortages leaving firefighters without fuel, according to interviews with a half-dozen workers and other industry sources. FILE PHOTO: Drilling rigs are seen at an oil well
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile said on Thursday it would start reopening its national parks next week to give people a “well-being alternative” after weeks of coronavirus lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: Villarrica Volcano national park is seen at night, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pucon, Chile, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra Escobar/File Photo Agriculture Minister
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