Environment

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Sunny spells and scarce rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week could stem the spread of black pod disease and boost the main cocoa crop, farmers said on Monday. A farmer collects cocoa pods on a plantation in Toumodi, Ivory Coast October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Last week,
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PRISTINA (Reuters) – After decades of relying on lignite, Kosovo has been told it needs to phase the energy source out, despite having 14 billion tonnes of reserves, the fifth largest in the world. Smoke rises from coal-fired power plant in Obilic near Pristina, Kosovo November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hazir Reka Last month, the World Bank
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Reuters) – Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) chief executive said this week the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how high court costs rise, but stressed it remained focused on defending the combined company against claims they cause cancer. FILE PHOTO: Werner Baumann, CEO of German pharmaceutical and chemical
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BELGRADE (Reuters) – A protracted drought and higher than average September-October temperatures have lowered water levels across the Western Balkans, hitting hydropower output and driving up power prices. A couple stands on sandbanks which emerged amid Danube River’s lowest water levels this year, in Novi Sad, Serbia, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Along the Danube
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