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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop “cutting corners” by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers that violate safety regulations after an investigation into a deadly explosion at a factory in March. FILE PHOTO: Damaged buildings are seen on the site following an explosion at a pesticide plant
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(Reuters) – A low-pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become a subtropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The Miami-based weather forecaster will initiate advisories on Subtropical Storm Andrea by 6:30 pm EDT (2230 GMT), it added. Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker
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(Reuters) – A broad area of low pressure located southwest of Bermuda has a 70% chance of becoming a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for further development by late Tuesday, and the disturbance is expected to merge with a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP’s London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world’s biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business. Greenpeace activists scale the BP headquarters after installing barricades, made of containers, blocking the entrance at St James Square, London, Britain
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits St Josephs SureStart Facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland February 28, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London’s Chelsea Flower Show. Co-created with landscape artists
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits St Josephs SureStart Facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland February 28, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, has designed a show garden at London’s Chelsea Flower Show, featuring a woodland wilderness that highlights the benefits the natural world can bring
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FILE PHOTO: Fishermen travel down the Yellow River to cast their net on the northern outskirts of Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Pollution increased in some of China’s major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country’s overall water quality improved, the official
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FILE PHOTO: Banca D’Italia (Bank of Italy) sign is seen in downtown Rome, Italy, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi ROME (Reuters) – The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercial banks and fund managers in ratcheting up pressure on boardrooms
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles gestures during a meeting with a Senate committee in Brasilia,
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