Environment

MARSEILLE (Reuters) – Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France’s tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight. The blaze was the latest of several wind-whipped fires that are ravaging forest and scrubland on the hills and slopes that spill into the Mediterranean sea between the Marseilles and the city of
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong was bracing on Sunday for Typhoon Roke with winds reaching 73 kmh (45 mph), forcing authorities to shut some services and events in the Asian financial hub, though the city’s international airport continued operating as usual. The Hong Kong Observatory on Sunday morning raised its typhoon signal to 8,
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DENVER (Reuters) – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Friday that Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients archeological site is no longer on a list of more than two dozen national monuments under review by the Trump administration for possible reduction or elimination. Zinke’s recommendation to keep the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument intact,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday. Without citing its sources, the newspaper said the EU competition authorities are looking into the suspicion of collusion due to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday touted its effort to roll back federal regulations by targeting a range of government rules ranging from a “paperwork burden on outdoor enthusiasts” to plans to regulate oil and gas development on Indian reservations. The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to release a
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