Environment

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) – Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. Women walk with their belongings amid smog in Sukhbaatar district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia January 31, 2019.
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Major flooding threatened several thousand homes on Monday in the Australian state of Queensland, forcing more than 1,100 people to be evacuated, after authorities opened up dam gates after days of torrential rains filled reservoirs to overflowing. An aerial view shows the flood-affected area in Townsville, Queensland, Australia February 3, 2019, in
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(Reuters) – Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s pick to run the agency permanently, held nearly 20 times more meetings with industry representatives than with conservationists during his first two months on the job, according to a copy of his schedule. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator
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(Reuters) – Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s pick to run the agency permanently, held nearly 20 times more meetings with industry representatives than with conservationists during his first two months on the job, according to a copy of his schedule. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator
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FILE PHOTO: Colombia’s Mines and Energy Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez, speaks at a news conference in Bogota, Colombia February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has received bids from more than two dozen companies that want to participate in the country’s first-ever tender of renewable energy projects, the energy minister said on Friday.
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