Environment

NEW YORK/MEDICILÂNDIA, Brazil (Reuters) – For years, Valdomiro Facchi has made a living ranching on land carved from the Amazon rainforest. He’s a small player in one of the world’s biggest environmental disasters. Rural workers break cocoa fruit at a farm in Medicilandia, Para state, Brazil, March 19, 2018. Picture taken March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Marcelo
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NEW YORK/MEDICILÂNDIA, Brazil (Reuters) – For years, Valdomiro Facchi has made a living ranching on land carved from the Amazon rainforest. He’s a small player in one of the world’s biggest environmental disasters. Rural workers break cocoa fruit at a farm in Medicilandia, Para state, Brazil, March 19, 2018. Picture taken March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Marcelo
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that her government would not grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reacts during a joint press conference with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after their bilateral discussions on economic and security
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BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) – Along the shores of Philippines’ top holiday island, Boracay, businesses like massage parlors, souvenir stalls, tattoo shops and boat rentals are still thriving while tourists bask in the sun on the powdery white sand, but not for long. Tourists walk near a sand sculpture along the beach of Boracay in Philippines,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt held 25-times more meetings with industry representatives than environmental advocates during his first seven months in office, according to a Reuters analysis of his schedule, reflecting the agency’s pro-business approach under his tenure. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview
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