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  • German city of Hamburg to ban old diesel vehicles in some areas from May 31
    published on May 23rd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The northern German city of Hamburg will introduce a ban on old diesel vehicles on two streets on May 31, the city's government said on Wednesday, raising pressure on Volkswagen and other carmakers to provide fixes for polluting models.
  • Thai bay made famous by film 'The Beach' to close for four months
    published on May 23rd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Maya Bay, made famous by the film "The Beach", will close to visitors for four months from June to allow its coral reefs to recover from rising temperatures and the environmental impact of thousands of visitors each day.
  • Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption
    published on May 23rd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.
  • China Yangtze River Delta air quality worsens January-April: ministry
    published on May 23rd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air quality in the major Chinese manufacturing hub around the Yangtze River Delta worsened in the first four months of the year, largely because of a 20 percent surge in emissions in January, environment ministry data showed on Wednesday.
  • Mappers look to chart world's ocean floor by 2030
    published on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    LONDON (Reuters) - Using data collected from underwater drones, merchant ships, fishing boats and even explorers, a new scientific project aims to map the ocean floor by 2030 and solve one of the world’s enduring mysteries.
  • Pollution turns India's white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green
    published on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    AGRA, India (Reuters) - India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
  • Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants
    published on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland/CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.
  • Indonesia's most active volcano rumbles, public ordered to stay away
    published on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi on densely populated Java island, has shown danger signs with a series of small eruptions, and authorities have ordered villagers living on its slopes to leave and hikers to stay clear.
  • UK government launches plan to curb air pollution
    published on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government announced on Tuesday it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020.
  • Africa's green revolution stumbles at Congo project to solve food shortages
    published on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:56 AM
    DAKAR (Reuters) - In 2014, Democratic Republic of Congo officials trumpeted the launch of a sweeping initiative they said would solve food shortages in one of the world’s poorest countries.


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