Environment

FILE PHOTO: View of the oil refinery Ecopetrol in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s environmental authority said on Friday that it was suspending its evaluation of Ecopetrol’s request to start a fracking pilot project until an administrative court reinstates rules for tapping unconventional crude deposits. The decision was a
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OSLO (Reuters) – The population of brown bears in Finland dipped by 5% from last year after rising continuously since 2012, the government said on Friday, after the country increased the hunting quota, partly to protect reindeer. The brown bear is protected by the European Union’s Habitats Directive but Finland allowed increased hunting last year,
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a “social media summit” meeting with prominent conservative social media figures in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the White House said
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