Environment

A fossil of a 425 million-year-old millipede called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed in Scotland is shown in this undated handout photo released to Reuters on May 27, 2020. British Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – As coronavirus lockdowns disrupt food supply chains and shuttered restaurants curb demand for some of their produce, Belgium’s farmers are grappling with another crisis – drought. FILE PHOTO: A corn sprout is seen among dry earth in a field belonging to Belgian farmer Joel Van Coppenolle as Belgium is undergoing it’s dryest
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LONDON/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Glencore on Thursday defended its climate policy from activists who want targets set for the use of its products, with Chairman Tony Hayward saying the miner’s current plan will cut greenhouse gas emissions. FILE PHOTO: Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore and Genel Energy responds to questions during a panel debate at the
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FILE PHOTO: Ola Kaellenius, CEO of German luxury car manufacturer Daimler AG, speaks at the annual results news conference in Stuttgart, Germany, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German luxury automaker Daimler on Monday announced tougher carbon emissions targets, saying it aimed to reach carbon dioxide-neutral production of passenger cars worldwide by 2022.
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles looks on during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of
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FILE PHOTO: People are seen on a polluted day in central Beijing, China March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Friday it will continue to strengthen anti-pollution controls and meet its environmental targets for 2020, but warned that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh on energy intensity goals. “By maintaining the
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