Environment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his environmental record and said he would release the “totality” of his climate change plan “very shortly,” after Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused him of not being aggressive enough on the issue. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden orders
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SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Disaster officials dispatched local relief teams in Papua New Guinea’s New Britain province on Wednesday to monitor remote communities for casualties or damage after a strong, shallow earthquake rattled the island the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake triggered an initial tsunami warning, though local officials said no waves were observed, nor
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A man transports passengers on an improvised motorized rickshaw during heavy rains in Agartala, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on June 4 and deliver less rainfall than average in 2019, the country’s only private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, dampening
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a spech at the start of the second day of the 10th Petersberger Klimadialog climate conference in Berlin, Germany, May 14, 2019. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Tuesday to draw up a roadmap to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050, urging a climate
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Johannes Teyssen, CEO of German utility E.ON, attends the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Essen, Germany, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay FRANKFURT (Reuters) – E.ON chief executive Johannes Teyssen on Tuesday proposed a 35 euros ($39.34) a tonne carbon dioxide tax that would widen the burden-sharing for climate protection to big emitters such as transport
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Police arrested 13 people on Tuesday after they scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison take emergency action to address climate change. Greenpeace activists can be seen suspended from the under-carriage of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, May 14, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS Security
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