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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A famished polar bear picked up this week after it wandered lost into a northern Russian city hundreds of kilometers from its Arctic habitat was taken on Friday to a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for treatment. The two-year-old female polar had appeared, starving and exhausted, in the northern nickel-producing
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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country’s financial services industry on Thursday. Several women, wearing red evening dresses and sashes with the words ‘climate emergency’, prevented Hammond from speaking for a few minutes by using loudspeakers to shout slogans during
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels at a congressional hearing on Thursday and said the proposal would be submitted to the White House for final review in the coming weeks. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a
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A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda MOSCOW (Reuters) – A starving polar bear has strayed hundreds of kilometers from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered, exhausted, into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia. The female bear, visibly weak
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union called on its members to accelerate efforts to meet 2030 climate goals after a review showed them on track to meet the overall emissions reduction goal but falling short of other specific targets. FILE PHOTO: An European Union flag flutters above the Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) headquarters
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia’s ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump’s administration to the 1982 moratorium. People leave the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C, U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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