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  • Risk of disease as hundreds line up to identify Sierra Leone mudslide victims
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Freetown residents queued on Wednesday to identify relatives killed in a mudslide on the edge of the Sierra Leone capital, as aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by nearly 400 corpses.
  • Firefighters contain destructive wildfire near Athens
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Firefighters on Wednesday contained a wildfire burning for nearly four days near Athens after it destroyed thousands of hectares of pine forest and dozens of homes.
  • Swiss, EU move closer to linking emissions trading systems
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland and the European Union have moved closer to linking their carbon emissions trading systems (ETS) after the European Commission and Swiss government gave their backing for a deal.
  • Hurricane Gert strengthens, expected to weaken by Thursday: NHC
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Gert, the second of the 2017 Atlantic season, strengthened slightly on Wednesday as it accelerated through the Atlantic Ocean in a northeasterly direction, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
  • China to ban primary mercury mining by 2032 as convention comes into force
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban the production and trade of a range of products containing mercury by 2020, including thermometers and blood pressure monitors, and ban primary mercury mining by 2032, as a global pact to cut pollution from the metal comes into effect.
  • Northern China air quality worsens in January-July: ministry
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air quality worsened in China's northern region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in the first seven months of this year, piling pressure on authorities to crack down on firms in their efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 pollution targets.
  • Flash floods hit Freeport Indonesia's mining operations
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flash floods have left one worker missing and caused extensive damage to a power plant at U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia's operations in the eastern-most province of Papua, company officials said on Wednesday.
  • Trump infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules
    published on August 16th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.
  • EPA erred in denying renewable fuel hardship exemption: courts
    published on August 15th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil Corp's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
  • Monsoon floods kill more than 200 people across South Asia
    published on August 15th, 2017 at 02:32 PM
    KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

 
 

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