Environment

French Riviera launches clean-up as fuel spill reaches beaches

French Riviera launches clean-up as fuel spill reaches beaches

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RAMATUELLE, France (Reuters) - Some of France’s spectacular Riviera beaches have been shut as volunteers with shovels and sacks try to rid the coastline of a thick oily residue that washed ashore after two ships collided off Corsica earlier in October. The clean-up operation is taking place on beaches in the glitzy resort of Saint-Tropez…
China’s smog-prone north must guarantee winter heat: vice premier
Factbox: Trade-in incentives in Germany to replace old diesel cars
Britain asks experts to advise on net zero emissions climate target
U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
Power, phone outages hamper hurricane recovery one week after storm

Power, phone outages hamper hurricane recovery one week after storm

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - A week after Hurricane Michael battered Florida’s Gulf Coast with record fury, the full extent of devastation and loss of life remained unclear on Wednesday, as disruptions to phone, power and transportation systems hindered the disaster recovery. Damage caused by Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Florida, U.S.,…
Washington man jailed for overharvesting sea cucumbers

Washington man jailed for overharvesting sea cucumbers

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The owner of a Washington seafood company was sentenced to two years in prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers and must pay $1.5 million in restitution - the second large bust of illegal sea cucumber trade in the US West in just over a year. Hoon Namkoong, 62, was also sentenced Friday to three years of…
Sundarbans wildlife gets extended sanctuary

Sundarbans wildlife gets extended sanctuary

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The biodiversity boundary has been extended in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest. Experts expect the move to help boost all types of forest resources including wildlife, fisheries, and trees. The government imposes a ban on collection of all types of wild resources from areas designated as 'sanctuaries' in the forest. The Forest Department…
Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

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President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.” In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the US at a disadvantage in…