WARSAW (Reuters) – The European Union should scrap its Emissions Trading System or exempt Poland from the scheme, which helps combat global warming, to free up funds for Warsaw to fight the effects of the coronavirus, a senior Polish official said. Emergency workers help a man as they arrive to a hospital dedicated for coronavirus
(Reuters) – The spreading coronavirus is threatening project schedules in the booming U.S. solar industry following a year in which the sector topped natural gas as the nation’s top new power source, according to a report published on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An array of solar panels is seen in the desert near Victorville, California, U.S.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Well above-average rains punctuated by sun last week in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing regions should boost the April to September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is in its dry season from November to March, when downpours are scarce or poor. Farmers said no significant
FILE PHOTO: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in the ”Europe Climate Strike” rally in Brussels, Belgium, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, the founder of the Fridays for Future youth movement, on Wednesday called on fellow climate activists to move their weekly rallies online due to the
LONDON (Reuters) – Air pollution over northern Italy fell after the government introduced a nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus, satellite imagery showed on Friday, in a new example of the pandemic’s potential impact on emissions. FILE PHOTO: The Allianz Tower, the Libeskind Tower and the Generali Tower are pictured amidst dense fog and smog in
MONTREAL (Reuters) – The UN’s aviation agency on Friday approved restrictions for a global scheme designed to help airlines offset their carbon emissions, a move that curbs industry funding for older projects whose environmental benefits have been challenged by climate activists, two sources familiar with the matter said. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) council
FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo (Reuters) – Bayer AG has agreed on draft settlement terms with half a dozen law firms representing tens of thousands of plaintiffs alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes
A man rides a cart during a thunderstorm and heavy rains in Cairo, as the government announced a day off while the rain exceeds the infrastructure’s capacity in most cities, Egypt March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany CAIRO (Reuters) – Nearly 20 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A cheetah strides up to third generation animal trainer Shandor Larenty and lets him stroke its fur while he throws chunks of meat to the rest of the coalition at the Johannesburg Lion & Safari park. Wildlife trainer Shandor Larenty feeds and pets a pride of lions at the Lion and Safari
KORB, Germany (Reuters) – One winemaker in southern Germany has succeeded in producing a small, but precious, quantity of ice wine after an unseasonably mild winter ruined the rest of the country’s harvest. Early vintages of ice wine are pictured next to the fermented must of the 2019 grape harvest at the Zimmerle vineyard in
(Reuters) – There is about a 65% chance that neutral weather conditions will prevail in the Northern Hemisphere this spring with no El Niño or La Niña, up from 60% last month, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation-neutral (ENSO) weather pattern is marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Discarded face masks are piling up on Hong Kong’s beaches and nature trails, with environmental groups warning that the waste is posing a huge threat to marine life and wildlife habitats. Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On a crag of rock called Brother’s Point on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, scientists have identified two bustling footprint sites that reveal an abundance of dinosaurs that thrived 170 million years ago including an early member of a celebrated group. University of Edinburgh scientists Steve Brusatte and Paige dePolo pose at a
(Reuters) – A U.S. jury in California on Monday awarded the drivers of four Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) vehicles a total of $100,000 as punitive damages for being sold diesel vehicles that emitted excess pollution, although the amount awarded was a fraction of what was sought. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen is pictured at the
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will review state aid rules and launch a project to produce clean hydrogen to help European firms maintain a competitive edge in global markets as they embark on large-scale emission cuts. FILE PHOTO: Steam comes out of the chimneys of the Ilva steel plant in Taranto, Italy, November 11,
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will modify the environmental supervision of companies to help the resumption of production disrupted by the coronavirus epidemic, giving firms more time to rectify environmental problems, but stressed it was not relaxing standards. FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen from a chimney in Altay, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China January 24, 2018.