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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Glencore Plc's bunker fuel unit has agreed to pay a $27-million penalty and retire over $71 million worth of credits for compliance with the U.S. biofuels program to resolve charges it violated the policy, the U.S. government said on Thursday.
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2016-09-29 15:43:31
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment.
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2016-09-22 16:32:25
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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2016-09-21 08:57:44
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 20 countries have indicated they will join the Paris climate change agreement at a United Nations event on Sept. 21, adding to the 27 that have already done so and raising hopes the deal will enter into force by the end of 2016, U.N. officials said.
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2016-09-16 05:41:02
Thursday, September 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday joined more than 20 countries in creating 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world to protect oceans from the threat of climate change and pollution.
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2016-09-15 11:42:48
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday will join more than 20 countries to announce the creation of 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world to protect the world's oceans from the threat of climate change and pollution.
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2016-09-14 23:08:53
Monday, September 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil, one of the world's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, on Monday ratified the Paris agreement to fight global warming, joining top polluters United States and China and bringing the deal closer to implementation.
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2016-09-12 11:53:26
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, said all investors should factor climate change into their decision-making and doing so would not mean having to accept lower returns. Global moves to coordinate a response to climate change took a big step forward on Saturday when both China and the United States ratified a 2015 plan to curb climate-warming emissions, raising chances it will enter into law this year
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2016-09-06 04:06:00
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Seaweed farming needs tighter regulation to limit damage to the environment after booming into a $6.4 billion business with uses in everything from sushi to toothpaste, a United Nations study showed on Sunday.
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2016-09-03 22:08:55
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connectedJulie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.
She took him to the doctor and was told young Peter Mwangi no longer suffered the sharp irritation and redness in his eyes that had resulted in him being given glasses
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2016-07-28 01:00:27
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters.
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2016-07-22 15:37:30
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform.
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2016-07-22 11:56:46
Thursday, July 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose limits on CO2 emissions from trucks, following in the footsteps of the United States and Japan, and new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans after 2020, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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2016-07-14 14:34:04
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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican federal judge banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico's Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on Tuesday.
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2016-06-28 19:39:45
Monday, June 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bayer AG's crop science division apologized on Monday for a tweet that suggested reduced meat demand could benefit the environment, in a bid to appease outraged farmers who buy the company's seeds and chemicals.
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2016-06-20 13:06:13