Environment

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt’s IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government prepares to unveil climate protection measures. People take part in a bicycle demonstration on a highway to protest against
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FILE PHOTO: Steam rises at a coking plant in Bruckhausen, a suburb of the western German city of Duisburg October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate protection measures that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat coalition partners want to unveil next week will cost at least 40 billion euros until 2023,
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People wade through a flooded street after torrential rains in Orihuela, Spain, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over the past two days by record-breaking rain. More than
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires. FILE PHOTO: Public housing apartment blocks are shrouded by haze in Singapore September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo Every
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(Reuters) – Tropical Depression Nine has formed near the Bahamas and is forecast to become a tropical storm on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday. The depression was located about 240 miles (385 km) east southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, packing maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour (45 km/h), the
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HELSINKI (Reuters) – The European Union is considering new energy taxes, including on the aviation sector, to meet its climate targets, top officials said on Friday, with Germany calling for “drastic steps” to reduce carbon emissions. FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech at the MEDEF union summer forum renamed La
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote action against climate change, took her mission to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Friday with a protest outside the White House. Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and other environmental advocates join Washington DC-area students
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