Reuters: Environment

    Democratic hopeful Bennet unveils climate plan with farm, conservation focus


    U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan on Monday to tackle climate change with a focus on slashing emissions from farming and ranching and conserving nearly a third of U.S. lands. ...

    U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan on Monday to tackle climate change with a focus on slashing emissions from farming and ranching and conserving nearly a third of U.S. lands.

    British police begin removing Greenpeace activists who blocked BP HQ


    British police began removing Greenpeace activists who had blocked BP headquarters in London, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. ...

    British police began removing Greenpeace activists who had blocked BP headquarters in London, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.

    Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration


    Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business. ...

    Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business.

    Subtropical Storm Andrea forms over Atlantic, expected to dissipate: NHC


    Subtropical Storm Andrea formed over the western Atlantic on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that the storm was expected to dissipate on Wednesday. ...

    Subtropical Storm Andrea formed over the western Atlantic on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that the storm was expected to dissipate on Wednesday.

    U.S. NHC says subtropical storm forms in the Atlantic


    A low-pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become a subtropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. ...

    A low-pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become a subtropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

    'Not a day to mess around' as Texas, Oklahoma face tornado threat


    Some 6 million people across a broad swath of Texas and Oklahoma were bracing for possible tornadoes on Monday, as the U.S. National Weather service warned the risk of twisters in the region was at the highest level they had seen in years. ...

    Some 6 million people across a broad swath of Texas and Oklahoma were bracing for possible tornadoes on Monday, as the U.S. National Weather service warned the risk of twisters in the region was at the highest level they had seen in years.

    NHC says 70% chance of cyclone southwest of Bermuda


    A broad area of low pressure located southwest of Bermuda has a 70% chance of becoming a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. ...

    A broad area of low pressure located southwest of Bermuda has a 70% chance of becoming a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

    U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter


    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest in...

    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming.

    Israel investigates hydrocarbon leak at Oil Refineries unit Gadiv


    Israel's Oil Refineries (ORL) said on Monday it had been informed of an investigation by the Ministry of Environmental Protection at its Gadiv Petrochemical Industries unit. ...

    Israel's Oil Refineries (ORL) said on Monday it had been informed of an investigation by the Ministry of Environmental Protection at its Gadiv Petrochemical Industries unit.

    Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea Flower Show


    Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show. ...

    Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show.

    Paraguayan indigenous community goes digital to protect ancestral lands


    Rumilda Fernández's indigenous community has long tended its ancestral lands in Paraguay, marking boundaries with an ancient system of names for trees and streams. Now, squeezed by deforestation and farming, the community is going digital to defend...

    Rumilda Fernández's indigenous community has long tended its ancestral lands in Paraguay, marking boundaries with an ancient system of names for trees and streams. Now, squeezed by deforestation and farming, the community is going digital to defend itself.

    Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4 million over alleged pollution


    Tanzania's mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine. ...

    Tanzania's mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine.

    In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel


    Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in what some dubbed the 'climate election' may have stunned the country, but voters should know...

    Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in what some dubbed the 'climate election' may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy - big coal.

    Magnitude 6.8 quake hits east of New Caledonia: USGS


    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 was recorded in the South Pacific east of New Caledonia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings. ...

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 was recorded in the South Pacific east of New Caledonia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings.

    China's water quality improvements 'imbalanced' in first quarter: Xinhua


    Pollution increased in some of China's major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country's overall water quality improved, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the environment ministry. ...

    Pollution increased in some of China's major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country's overall water quality improved, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the environment ministry.

    Italy central bank to spurn firms that don't go green


    The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercial banks and fund managers in ratcheting up pressure on boardrooms to go green. ...

    The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercial banks and fund managers in ratcheting up pressure on boardrooms to go green.

    Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill


    A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed. ...

    A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed.

    Brazil to revamp Amazon Fund after finding irregularities -minister


    Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday. ...

    Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday.

    National Grid says no new NYC natgas customers without Williams pipeline


    National Grid Plc said on Friday it will not process new applications for natural gas service in its New York City and Long Island service area until Williams Cos Inc's Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline receives the permits it needs to...

    National Grid Plc said on Friday it will not process new applications for natural gas service in its New York City and Long Island service area until Williams Cos Inc's Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline receives the permits it needs to proceed.

    IMO agrees on stricter efficiency targets for some ships


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector's emissions. ...

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector's emissions.