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Reuters : environment
02  juillet     19h22
At least five killed in magnitude 6.1 quake on Iran Gulf coast
   DUBAI Reuters At least five people were killed and injured by a magnitude earthquake in southern Iran early on Saturday state media reported with the area also hit soon after by two strong quakes of up to magnitude Some tremors two with a magnitude of and followed the
Foreign firefighters arrive in Greece for summer wildfire season
   ATHENS Reuters Several dozen Romanian and Bulgarian firefighters took up their posts in Greece on Saturday the first members of a European force being deployed to the country to provide backup in case of major wildfires during the summer More than firefighters and equipment from Bulgaria
India’s monsoon rains cover entire country but still down on average
   NEW DELHI Reuters India s annual monsoon covered the entire country on Saturday six days earlier than usual the state run weather office said but rain totals are below average so far this season The monsoon critical for farm output and economic growth in the world s second most populous
03  juillet     09h53
Floods hit southeast Australia, forcing evacuations
   MELBOURNE Reuters Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate southwest Sydney Australia s biggest city on Sunday with torrential rain and damaging winds pounding the east coast and floods expected to be worse than those that hit the region in the past year Heavy rain and overflowing dams
02  juillet     03h36
Tropical storm Bonnie makes landfall near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border
   Reuters Tropical storm Bonnie made landfall near the Nicaragua Costa Rica border on Friday evening the U S National Hurricane Center NHC said Heavy rainfall is expected across Nicaragua and Costa Ricathrough Saturday along with life threatening flash flooding and mudslides the center added
01  juillet     20h04
Green investors to step up pressure on U.S. utilities after court ruling
   BOSTON Reuters Activist investment leaders who have urged U S companies to cut carbon emissions said on Friday they expect more such efforts following a milestone U S Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that diminished the power of federal environmental regulators By constraining the U S
Yellowstone reopens access to northern areas after historic flooding
   Reuters Yellowstone National Park will reopen its north loop on Saturday in time for the U S Fourth of July holiday weekend after historic flooding forced the entire park to close on June for the first time in years The park s south loop reopened on June under restricted conditions
Peru firefighters control blaze near Machu Picchu, remain on alert
   LIMA Reuters Peruvian firefighters largely controlled wildfire near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu on Friday though remained alert for a possible resurgence of the blaze due to strong winds near the ancient city high in the Andean mountains The fire which had engulfed an area of some
03  juillet     05h38
China lashed by year’s first typhoon, record rains forecast
   SHANGHAI Reuters China s first typhoon of the year brought gales and rain to its southern shores on Saturday as forecasters warned of record rainfall and high disaster risk in provinces including Guangdong the country s most populous Typhoon Chaba the Thai name for the hibiscus flower was
01  juillet     09h59
Will U.S. Supreme Court EPA ruling rein in federal regulators?
   Reuters The U S Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency s ability to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in a ruling that some legal experts said would more broadly curb the federal government s regulatory power Below is an explanation of the
As U.N. Ocean Conference ends, environmental groups press world leaders
   LISBON Reuters Environmental groups on Friday urged world leaders to keep promises they made at the U N Ocean Conference in Lisbon this week to do everything in their power to save the world s seas The ocean climate and coastal communities worldwide need real progress not promises when it
U.S. Supreme Court emissions ruling may stop SEC drive for disclosure
   WASHINGTON Reuters A U S Supreme Court decision to curb the Environmental Protection Agency s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions may be bad news for a Securities and Exchange Commission SEC bid to force companies to disclose their emissions While Thursday s ruling relates to the EPA s
Texas power use to break records next week as heatwave returns
   Reuters Power demand in Texas will likely hit new all time highs next week as economic growth boosts overall use and homes and businesses crank up their air conditioners to escape another heat wave The Electric Reliability Council of Texas ERCOT which operates the grid for more than
India bans on single-use plastic to combat pollution
   NEW DELHI Reuters India on Friday imposed a ban on single use plastics on items ranging from straws to cigarette packets to combat worsening pollution in country whose streets are strewn with waste Announcing the ban the government dismissed the demands of food beverage and consumer goods
Tropical Storm Bonnie to make landfall near Nicaragua-Costa Rica border-U.S. forecaster
   Reuters Tropical Storm Bonnie is expected to make landfall late Friday night near the Nicaragua and Costa Rica border the U S National Hurricane Center NHC said on Friday Bonnie was about miles km east southeast of Bluefields Nicaragua packing maximum sustained winds of miles
Back to the future? Cargo giant Cargill turns to sails to cut carbon
   LONDON Reuters In a new take on ancient technology Cargill one of the world s biggest charterers of ships is to add state of the art sails to a vessel early next year to test whether wind power can cut its carbon emissions a top company executive said With about of world trade
Japanese asked to save power as country’s east sizzles
   TOKYO Reuters The highest temperatures for the season since record keeping began have scorched much of eastern Japan for a week prompting the government to ask citizens to cut power use as much as possible while running air conditioners to stay safe The region around Tokyo hit its seventh
Lawmakers threaten to sue EU if it labels gas investments as ’green’
   BRUSSELS Reuters Some members of the European Parliament intend to take legal action against the European Commission if its plan to label gas and nuclear energy investments as climate friendly becomes law according to a lead lawmaker on EU green finance rules The European Parliament will
Whale of a fight: trapped whale freed in Arctic Norway
   OSLO Reuters Norwegian coastguards rescued a whale entangled in ropes off the coast of northern Europe before the animal swam away to freedom flipping its tail footage showed The mammal was floating listlessly on the surface of the Barents Sea on Wednesday its tail trapped in ropes and a
China urges U.S. to fulfill climate duties after Supreme Court ruling
   BEIJING Reuters The United States must meet its international obligations on climate change and do more than shout slogans China s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday following a U S Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington s ability to cut power sector emissions The
India’s critical July monsoon rains expected between 94% to 106%
   NEW DELHI MUMBAI Reuters India is likely to receive monsoon rainfall between to of a long term average in July the state run India Meteorological Department said on Friday the most crucial month for the planting of critical crops such as rice and soybeans The weather office defines
Peru’s Machu Picchu threatened by wildfire
   LIMA Reuters Peruvian firefighters were fighting to contain a forest fire near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu on Thursday as the blaze threatened to close in on the ancient city high in the Andean mountains The fire which had engulfed an area about half the size of Vatican City was started
Supreme Court ruling casts cloud over U.S. leadership in global climate fight
   UNITED NATIONS Reuters A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday limiting Washington s authority to reduce carbon output from power plants will hurt global efforts to fight climate change by slowing America s emissions cuts and undermining U S leadership efforts on the international stage according
Australia to review carbon offsets following ’fraud’ allegations
   MELBOURNE Reuters Australia s new Labor government has appointed a top scientist to lead a six month review of the country s carbon credits following allegations that some projects earning credits are not really adding to carbon emissions reductions Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris
Analysis-Back to the drawing board: U.S. Supreme Court upends Biden climate agenda
   WASHINGTON Reuters The U S Supreme Court s decision to limit the powers of the nation s top environmental regulator to curb carbon emissions will force the Biden administration to take more creative measures to reach its ambitious goals to combat climate change The conservative court s
Ports close in China island province Hainan as tropical storm Chaba looms
   SHANGHAI Reuters Local authorities in China s Hainan province on Friday announced the closure of three ports as weather forecasters reclassified Chaba as a severe tropical storm that was expected to make landfall over the weekend Chaba currently east of Hainan will move at a speed of km
U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions
   WASHINGTON Reuters The U S Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government s authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that undermines President Joe Biden s plans to tackle climate change and could constrain various
30  juin     23h49
Baby giraffe born in Santiago Zoo in Chile
   SANTIAGO Reuters The Santiago Zoo in Chile has a new resident a male giraffe calf weighing almost kilograms pounds and measuring meters feet The baby giraffe was presented to the public on Wednesday and the zoo has launched a contest to help pick the new giraffe s name The
Biden administration offshore drilling plan delayed
   Reuters The Biden administration on Thursday delayed the rollout of a proposed five year offshore oil and gas development plan that had been promised by the end of the month according to sources Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland in May had vowed to unveil the draft proposal ahead of the
France’s Macron says deep-sea mining must not go ahead
   LISBON Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday a legal framework was needed to stop deep sea mining from going ahead and urged countries to put their money on science to better understand and protect the world s oceans There is growing international interest in deep sea mining