Environment

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) cars from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating in diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure which has seen diesel
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) – A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S. forecasters as
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Crews scrambled on Wednesday to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens’s most popular beaches. The 45-year-old vessel, Agia Zoni II, was carrying 2,500 tonnes of fuel when it sank off the island of Salamis on Sunday. By Wednesday, a thick oily tide
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it had finalized a rule that postpones for two years guidelines for effluent limits on steam electric power plants issued in November 2015. “Today’s final rule resets the clock for certain portions of the agency’s effluent guidelines for power plants, providing relief from the
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LIMA (Reuters) – Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday rejected allegations by 47 non-governmental organizations that they had used companies with suspect logging track records, saying all material purchased was strictly regulated. In an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday the NGOs, including Greenpeace, said there was mounting evidence
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FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said. The spills came from oil refineries, fuel terminals and other businesses, but EPA spokeswoman Terri White said it
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