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Death toll from Mozambique summer rains reaches 50

MAPUTO (Reuters) – The southern hemisphere summer rainy season has killed 50 people in Mozambique since October, the country’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) said in its latest update on Thursday.

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EU’s top court says Poland breached air pollution rules

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) – The European Union’s top court on Thursday said Poland had failed to uphold air quality standards, part of a wider EU battle to reduce deaths from airborne pollution which it estimates kills 400,000 people every year.

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German court to decide on fate of 15 million diesel cars

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) – A German court will rule on Thursday whether major cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars, potentially hitting the resale value of 15 million vehicles in Europe’s largest car market and forcing automakers to pay for c…

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Seychelles preserves swathes of marine territory in debt-for-nature deal

VICTORIA (Reuters) – The island nation of Seychelles designated some of its fragile coastal areas for protection from commercial fishing, oil exploration and development this week in return for a novel deal relieving it of part of its sovereign debt.

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Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world’s most polluted.

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Seed firms scramble to stop a ‘cancer’ in Canada’s cash crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop….

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How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Last March, executives at General Electric Co’s power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power’s revenue and profit woul…

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Indonesia landslide on Java island kills five, over a dozen missing

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A landslide on Indonesia’s heavily populated island of Java on Thursday killed at least five people and left more than 15 people missing, an official at the country’s disaster agency said.

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Deadly flooding forces evacuations across U.S. South, Midwest

(Reuters) – The U.S. Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding on Thursday as snow-melting temperatures and heavy rains swelled waterways after claiming the lives of at least two people, including a child, and forcing hundreds of people to e…

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Prosecutors search homes of new suspects in Audi emissions probe

BERLIN (Reuters) – German prosecutors said on Thursday they were searching the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi’s emissions scandal.

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