Environment

Italy accuses NGO migrant ship of dumping toxic waste

Italy accuses NGO migrant ship of dumping toxic waste

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ROME (Reuters) - Italian magistrates on Tuesday accused the Doctors without Borders (MSF) charity of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy in what MSF said was an attempt to undermine migrant rescue efforts. FILE PHOTO: The Aquarius rescue ship of SOS Mediterranee organization is moored at the port of Marseille, France, October…
EU says plastics recycling pledges fall short
EPA plans biofuel ‘reset’ as program misses Congress’ targets
Poland sees first nuclear power production after 2030
Thousands evacuated as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts
Interior’s Zinke blames environmentalists for California wildfires

Interior's Zinke blames environmentalists for California wildfires

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadliest wildfires in California’s history were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies…
Husky assesses damage after oil spill curbs Canadian offshore production

Husky assesses damage after oil spill curbs Canadian offshore production

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Underwater surveys began on Monday after an oil spill off Canada’s Atlantic coast as Husky Energy Inc and government agencies assessed a leak that temporarily shut down all crude production in the waters of Newfoundland & Labrador. FILE PHOTO: Banners for the Canadian company Husky Energy are seen at a sporting…
Sperm whale washed up in Indonesia had plastic bottles, bags in stomach

Sperm whale washed up in Indonesia had plastic bottles, bags in stomach

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A stranded whale with plastic in his belly is seen in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, November 19, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. KARTIKA SUMOLANG/via REUTERS JAKARTA (Reuters) - A sperm whale found dead in a national park in Indonesia had nearly six kilogrammes (13.2 lbs) of plastic waste, including 115 cups, in…
Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher

Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher

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(Editor’s Note: Please be advised this story contains details that may upset some readers) Marin County Forensic Technician Alexandra Torres (L) and San Mateo County Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Ortiz recover human remains from a trailer home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester By Andrew Hay (Reuters) -…