Environment

FILE PHOTO: Tap water flows out of a faucet in New York June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Thursdays limits on how much toxic chemicals from cookware and carpeting are allowed in drinking water. The agency will announce a plan to control a group
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LONDON (Reuters) – Two tigers have died in separate fights at British zoos in the past week, leaving their keepers devastated. FILE PHOTO: Melati, a four year old Sumatran Tiger, looks out of her new 2,500 square meter enclosure at London Zoo March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo On Monday, a 13-year-old Siberian female called
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant.” Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles attends a conference on indigenous rights organized by the prosecutor’s office in Brasilia, Brazil January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado “I don’t know
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(Reuters) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the second largest U.S. pension fund said on Monday it made a $250 million investment with Impactive Capital, a new activist hedge fund that expects to start trading next month. FILE PHOTO – Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS),
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected on Sunday a proposal to limit urban sprawl by freezing the size of construction zones, rebuffing a plea from environmentalists to protect open spaces from the advance of bulldozers. Residential houses are seen during sunny winter weather on a mountainside in the town of Unteraegeri, Switzerland February 5, 2019.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Thursday laid out a “Green New Deal” that would eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, an effort to make climate change a central issue in the 2020 presidential race. The document, unveiled by rising political star Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, marks the first formal attempt
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