Environment

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government defended the opening of a vast Amazon area to mining on Friday after criticism from lawmakers, environmental groups and supermodel Gisele Bundchen that it threatened the world’s largest rainforest. Earlier this week, President Michel Temer abolished the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) that had protected roughly 17,800 square
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STONEHENGE, Australia (Reuters) – Stonehenge is dry and has been for too long – seven years too long. You can taste the dust well before you cross the cattle grids that cut the only road into town.More than 1,700 km (1,056 miles) northwest of Sydney, Australia’s Stonehenge could not be more different from its famous
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Rescue crews are searching for eight people including Germans, Austrians and Swiss who have been missing for more than a day after a landslide struck a remote Swiss mountain valley near the Italian border, police said on Thursday. Authorities evacuated around 100 people from the village of Bondo and airlifted hikers from
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected scientific data proving Exxon Mobil Corp made “explicit factual misrepresentations” in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science. In an article in the journal Environmental Research Letters researchers, Geoffrey
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ROME (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials said. Residents and tourists on the island ran out on to the streets from homes and hotels. Television
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron after a prolonged evaluation period that conservatives alleged was tainted by political decision-making. Chile’s Ministers’ Committee, a gathering of high-ranking political officials who decide on the fate of controversial projects, pointed to numerous flaws
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland’s road agency on Friday imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software. The preliminary ban, imposed on Cayenne cars with three-litre diesel motors of emissions standard euro 6, does not affect cars already registered in Switzerland, the agency said. Sports car
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