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04/19/2018 06:27 PM
Trump administration begins review process for drilling in Alaska refuge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration this week will begin the environmental review process for oil and gas drilling on a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region in northern Alaska rich in crude but prized by conservationists.

04/19/2018 03:26 PM
Explainer: Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles
DUEKOUE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

04/19/2018 02:23 PM
Ethical cocoa schemes no panacea for struggling farmers
LONDON (Reuters) - Global chocolate makers are buying more cocoa sourced through schemes aimed at stamping out poverty as they rush to make their supply chains more ethical ahead of self-imposed 2020 deadlines.

04/19/2018 02:05 PM
Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company said.

04/19/2018 11:44 AM
Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries
TOKYO (Reuters) - A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

04/19/2018 08:52 AM
Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use
TOMAKOMAI, Japan (Reuters) - A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer says.

04/19/2018 08:43 AM
Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes southern Iran, no casualties reported: TV
ANKARA (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Thursday struck Iran's southern province of Bushehr, which is home to a nuclear power plant, state television reported, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. 

04/19/2018 07:42 AM
Hundreds flee homes as 4.4 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Central Java late on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more than 20.

04/19/2018 06:49 AM
China environment ministry warns of 'stalemate' in war on smog
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

04/18/2018 01:59 PM
Quiet no more, French village becomes center of anti-nuclear protest
BURE, France (Reuters) - The 82 residents of the French village of Bure lived a quiet life until the government began testing the feasibility of storing nuclear waste there. Now Bure is rocked by protests as a final decision on the project looms.