Environment

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Alumina do Norte do Brasil, or Alunorte, on Thursday sued prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Para, pushing for a new water quality study to assess a spill by the company there. FILE PHOTO: A ship navigates at Para river as alumina refinery Alunorte, owned by Norwegian company Norsk Hydro
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MERU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya started marking rhinos on Thursday and aims to tag and identify 22 of them in two weeks at a cost of $600,000, senior government officials said on Thursday, as part of conserving their dwindling numbers. Wildlife rangers stand guard during the launch of a rhino ear notching exercise and the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor (ANDV.N), from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations – a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient, opening up a long process to weaken current standards and putting California and the federal government on a collision course over vehicle emissions. FILE PHOTO: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during a meeting held by U.S. President
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BEIJING/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has agreed to launch a $930 million Indian joint solar energy venture with Chinese firm GCL System Integration Technology Co as part of its India solar investment roadmap. People walk behind the logo of SoftBank Corp in Tokyo December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo The venture will work
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Friday cooperation with China is needed not only to end tension over North Korea’s weapons but also to tackle the problem of air pollution. Forbidden City is seen amid smog ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, China February 13, 2018. Picture taken February
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