Reuters: Environment




    Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables


    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would likely hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century. ...

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would likely hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.

    China to crack down on illegal mining, as miners meet on output cuts


    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will launch a nationwide safety check on all coal mines as miners convene in Beijing to discuss a curb on supply, the official People's Daily said. ...

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will launch a nationwide safety check on all coal mines as miners convene in Beijing to discuss a curb on supply, the official People's Daily said.

    Attenborough, 90, to present BBC "Blue Planet" sequel


    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to "The Blue Planet" documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans. ...

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to "The Blue Planet" documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans.

    Parts of South Sudan suffering famine: govt official


    JUBA (Reuters) - Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July. ...

    JUBA (Reuters) - Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July.

    Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review begins


    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions. ...

    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions.

    Harsh weather in Afghanistan kills dozens in blizzard, rainstorms


    KABUL (Reuters) - As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said on Monday. ...

    KABUL (Reuters) - As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said on Monday.

    China names and shames cities over smog controls


    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported. ...

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported.

    Thai junta puts coal-fired power plant plan on hold


    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government has put on hold plans for a coal-fired power plant in a region known for its pristine tourist beaches after protests by residents and activists, Thai media said on Monday. ...

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government has put on hold plans for a coal-fired power plant in a region known for its pristine tourist beaches after protests by residents and activists, Thai media said on Monday.

    Flood worries in Northern California after deadly storm hits south


    (Reuters) - Large parts of Northern California were placed on a flood advisory on Sunday ahead of a storm system expected to bring heavy rain, wind and snow to the state, still cleaning up from a deadly storm that deluged Southern California two days...

    (Reuters) - Large parts of Northern California were placed on a flood advisory on Sunday ahead of a storm system expected to bring heavy rain, wind and snow to the state, still cleaning up from a deadly storm that deluged Southern California two days ago.

    Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent


    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America. ...

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.