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  • Whales die after mass stranding in Australia
    published on March 24th, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday.
  • EPA decision to pave way for changes in fuel efficiency rules: sources
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration plans to declare by April 1 that the Obama administration's vehicle efficiency rules through 2025 are "not appropriate," two officials briefed on the matter said Friday.
  • U.S. asks China not to implement ban on foreign garbage
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States asked China on Friday not to implement a ban on imports of scrap materials, after the world's top scrap buyer abruptly shut the door to many types of waste, throwing the global recycling industry into turmoil.
  • Arctic Ocean ice near record low for winter, boost for shipping
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    OSLO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Winter sea ice on the Arctic Ocean covered the second smallest area on record this year, part of a thaw that is opening the region to shipping and oil exploration and may be disrupting weather far to the south, scientists said on Friday.
  • Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    OSLO (Reuters) - Human activities are causing an alarming decline in the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and jeopardizing food, clean water and energy supplies, a U.N.-backed study of biodiversity said on Friday.
  • Britain blocks plans for new coal mine on climate grounds
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has rejected plans for a new open cast coal mine in northeastern England, as it could hamper efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change, the minister for local government said on Friday.
  • Australian rescuers race to save whales after mass stranding
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rescuers were racing against time to save 15 short-finned pilot whales on Friday after more than 150 of the migrating mammals beached on the country's west coast.
  • Beijing top performer as Chinese cities cut Oct-Feb pollution levels
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing achieved the biggest reduction in average pollution levels among 28 cities in northern China over October-February, in a sign that winter curbs on industry significantly improved air quality in the capital, official data showed on Friday.
  • World Bank backs efforts to control agricultural pollution in East Asia
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The World Bank is backing efforts to control agricultural pollution in East Asia, the bank said in a statement, as rising consumption and urbanization boost the region's food demand.
  • Southern California evacuation orders lifted as mudslide threat eases
    published on March 23rd, 2018 at 02:31 AM
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities in Southern California lifted evacuation orders on Thursday for more than 60,000 people living adjacent to fire-scarred foothills and mountain slopes along the Santa Barbara coast as rains and the threat of dangerous mudslides abated.


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