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  • Philippines mining bureau official says open-pit ban has "no legal basis"
    published on June 29th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    MANILA (Reuters) - A ban on open-pit mining in the Philippines enforced by a former environment minister has "no legal basis" and is under review, a senior official at the government's mines bureau said on Thursday.
  • House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military
    published on June 29th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military.
  • Arizona crews struggle to curb fast-growing wildfire
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled on Wednesday to slow the advance of a fast-growing wildfire threatening thousands of structures in central Arizona and forcing evacuations of residents from at least a dozen communities, authorities said.
  • Britain's progress on climate change is stalling, government advisers say
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government's climate advisers said in a report on Thursday.
  • Iraqi zoo gives rare glimpse of white lion
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi zoo showed off a rare white lion cub to mark the animal's first birthday this week, as officials revealed that they hoped to welcome another of the rare big cats in the coming weeks.
  • Utah wildfire levels 13 homes, forces evacuation of 1,500 people
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    (Reuters) - A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents raged largely unchecked in southwestern Utah for an 11th day, as an army of firefighters struggled to corral the flames.
  • Chinese reporters say blocked from Sichuan landslide coverage
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    XINMO, China (Reuters) - Several Chinese journalists say they were pulled off reporting on the weekend's landslide in Sichuan on government orders as part of what they called increasing curbs on coverage of natural disasters under President Xi Jinping.
  • Bavaria agrees anti-pollution steps with BMW, Audi, MAN
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    MUNICH (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW, Audi and truck manufacturer MAN have agreed with Bavaria to cut pollution from diesel engines, with manufacturers promising to reduce emissions from older models and the state government planning incentives to spur sales of newer, more efficient cars.
  • From Prague to Mongolia, wild horses return to the steppes
    published on June 28th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    GREAT GOBI B, Mongolia (Reuters) - A quarter-century-old project to repopulate the steppes of Mongolia with wild horses was kept alive as four animals made the long trip back to their ancestral home from Prague Zoo.
  • EPA and Army Corps seek to rescind clean water rule
    published on June 27th, 2017 at 05:13 AM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama.


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