Environment

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing’s air quality index (AQI) soared to hazardous levels on Wednesday as a sandstorm blew in from Inner Mongolia and smothered the Chinese capital and other parts of northern China in dust. China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a ‘blue’ sandstorm warning late on Tuesday. It is the lowest in China’s four-tier
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers for more than 50,000 British car owners kicked off a lawsuit against Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) in London’s High Court on Tuesday in a battle for compensation over a diesel emissions scandal that has engulfed Europe’s largest carmaker since 2015. FILE PHOTO: A VW sign is seen outside a Volkswagen dealership in London,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers for more than 50,000 British car owners kicked off a lawsuit against Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) in London’s High Court on Tuesday in a battle for compensation over a diesel emissions scandal that has engulfed Europe’s largest carmaker since 2015. FILE PHOTO: A VW sign is seen outside a Volkswagen dealership in London,
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TIL TIL, Chile (Reuters) – The trains seem to never stop. An ‘Animita’ which is used to remember a tragic event in a public place, is seen next to a train track which is used to transport garbage in Til Til, Chile, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado One after another, they haul more than 12
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The far north of Australia was lashed by a Category 3 tropical cyclone over the weekend, bringing strong winds and heavy rain that raised fears of potential flooding. A view of the aftermath of Cyclone Nora is seen after it struck Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media March
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday. Stranded whales on the beach at Hamelin Bay in this picture obtained from social media, March 23,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. FILE PHOTO: Steam rises at sunrise from the Lethabo Power Station, a coal-fired power
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