Environment

CREPURIZAO, Brazil (Reuters) – Informal mining in Brazil is seen by many as a scourge polluting the Amazon rainforest, poisoning indigenous tribes and robbing the nation of its wealth. For others it is a way of life. Brazilian garimpos, or wildcat mines, are operated by small crews of men, often caked in red-brown mud and
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s already soaring plastic demand may rise even further as the government plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, which will curb domestic plastic recycling. The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China’s pollution fight and its efforts to modernize its industry. As part of
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(Story corrects Sept 11th story to say Irma will degenerate into remnant low by Tuesday evening, not Monday, following clarification from the U.S. NHC) (Reuters) – Irma, having weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, has further weakened to a tropical depression and is likely to degenerate into a remnant low by Tuesday evening,
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