Environment

PARIS (Reuters) – Evian, Danone’s popular mineral water brand, on Thursday became the latest consumer goods group to undertake pledges on recycling plastic, as companies around the world aim to bolster their credentials regarding helping the environment. Evian vowed to make all its plastic bottles from 100 percent recycled plastic by 2025, compared to 25
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations. “Day Zero” – the date taps are due to run dry – has crept forward to
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(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp said on Tuesday it is responding to customers’ No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants. “We have a responsibility to use our scale for good to make changes that will have a meaningful impact across the globe,”
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MANILA (Reuters) – An active volcano in central Philippines spewed ash into the air on Saturday, prompting the country’s disaster agency to order the immediate evacuation of residents in nearby villages. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it was closely monitoring the Mayon volcano in Albay province, which last erupted in 2014.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida. Zinke surprised lawmakers, governors, and industry groups on Tuesday night by announcing that Florida would be
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) – Southern California rescue workers using dogs and scanners searched for eight people feared lost in the wreckage of this week’s deadly mudslides, which struck along the state’s picturesque coastal communities, according to officials. Seventeen people were confirmed dead after a wall of mud roared down hillsides two days earlier in
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s state-run Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, presented on Tuesday a $250 million plan to move its Andina mine away from glaciers. The company said in a statement the changes, which will take 36 months to implement once an environmental impact study is improved, would not change expected output or the
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Energy group Ineos has applied to launch a legal challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as “fracking”, arguing the ban was imposed unlawfully. Scotland decided to outlaw fracking in October after a public consultation found overwhelming opposition to it. However, Ineos said
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