Environment

(Reuters) – Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals’ tusks or other body parts as trophies. FILE PHOTO: Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo The move triggered protests
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday industrialized countries must increase their efforts to fight climate change and Germany should lead by example by showing that ambitious emission targets could be achieved without destroying jobs. Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), arrives at Reichstag building before the start of
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MONTREAL (Reuters) – The United Nations’ aviation agency on Friday recommended scaling back criteria for biofuels used on international flights as part of a compromise with developing countries who felt the rules would be too stringent, two sources familiar with the discussions said. Aviation biofuels, now produced in small volumes from renewable sources, are expected
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LAMU, Kenya (Reuters) – The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. A traditional sailing dhow carries coral bricks for construction near the island of Lamu, Kenya, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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(Reuters) – Fiji warned on Friday it faces soaring costs to protect itself from climate change and called on the world to do more to curb carbon emissions to protect poor island nations from the increasing threat of floods and cyclones. Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei has fulfilled its 2013-2017 targets to cut pollution, coal consumption and steel capacity, the local government said on Wednesday. Cooling towers emit steam and chimneys billow in an industrial zone in Wu’an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. Picture taken February 23, 2017.REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
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