Environment

Investing with `green` ratings? It`s a gray area

Investing with `green` ratings? It`s a gray area

Published 26/06/2017

The New York Stock Exchange is seen from the steps of Federal Hall behind a Statue of former U.S. President George Washington in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Investors betting trillions on ethically-appealing stocks may not be getting all they expect.

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Frustration grows after deadly China landslide

Frustration grows after deadly China landslide

Published 26/06/2017

Women react at the site of a landslide, in the village of Xinmo, Sichuan Province, China June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Lin Wong

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Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze

Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Extensive damage is seen to the Grenfell Tower block which was destroyed in a disastrous fire, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The insurance industry warned the British government of the dangers of flammable external surfaces on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people.

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VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

VW waives appeal against German dieselgate compensation cases

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen VW car is seen at a car dealer in Bochum, Germany March 16,2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation.

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British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Published 22/06/2017

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key driver of climate change.

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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Illimani mountain is seen after a snowstorm, as pictured from El Alto, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado/ File Photo

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

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U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

Published 21/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - A combination photograph shows the beginning (top L) to the end (top L to bottom R) of a total solar eclipse as seen from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

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By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

Published 20/06/2017

A worker shows crickets at a farm belonging to company 'Little Food,' which prepares and promotes food products made from crickets, in Brussels, Belgium June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A Brussels start-up is hoping to stir a culinary revolution in Belgium by pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat.

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Trump`s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican

Trump`s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican

Published 16/06/2017

Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican is silhouetted during sunset in Rome, March 11, 2013. Roman Catholic Cardinals will begin their conclave inside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel Tuesday to elect a new pope. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production "back to the past" with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday.

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Trump officials to unveil plan to cut factory rules this week

Trump officials to unveil plan to cut factory rules this week

Published 12/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., before traveling to Bedminister, New Jersey for the weekend, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The Trump administration intends to unveil this week a plan to trim regulations it believes constrain U.S. manufacturing growth, potentially affecting environmental permits, worker safety and labor rules, an administration official said.

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