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Ash blight: mass survey of trees this weekend

LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of staff from Britain’s environmental agencies will survey the state of the country’s ash trees this weekend in an attempt to control the spread of a deadly fungal disease that threatens to drive the species to extinction in…

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Swiss environmentalists force referendum on immigration

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss environmentalists, tapping into unease about population levels in their landlocked nation at the heart of Europe, on Friday presented the government with 120,000 signatures to force a referendum on limiting immigration.

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Pressure builds for better oil spill clean-up technology

LONDON (Reuters) – With oil becoming scarcer and more expensive, the economics of the industry may finally tip in favor of one of the most neglected areas of its business – the technology for cleaning up oil spills.

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NY mayor cites climate stance in endorsing Obama

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters Point Carbon) – Climate change was catapulted to the forefront of the U.S. general election on Thursday after New York’s independent mayor threw his weight behind Democratic President Barack Obama, citing his stance on climat…

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Rising sea forces Panamanian islanders to move to mainland

CARTI SUGDUB, Panama (Reuters) – Every rainy season, the Guna people living on the Panamanian white sand archipelago of San Blas brace themselves for waves gushing into their tiny mud-floor huts.

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Fuel scarce, East Coast struggles to recover from storm

NEW YORK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, New Jersey (Reuters) – Rescuers searched flooded homes for survivors, drivers lined up for hours to get scarce gasoline and millions remained without power on Thursday as New York City and nearby towns struggled to recover fro…

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China struggles for solution to growing NIMBY movement

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – It looked like another victory for the people when the Chinese city of Ningbo announced the suspension on Sunday of a petrochemical project after days of street protests by citizens concerned it would pollute their communit…

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China struggles for solution to growing NIMBY movement

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – It looked like another victory for the people when the Chinese city of Ningbo announced the suspension on Sunday of a petrochemical project after days of street protests by citizens concerned it would pollute their communit…

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Bolivian farmers urge rethink on Mother Earth law

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Soy farmers in Bolivia are urging leftist President Evo Morales to reconsider a ban on genetically modified seeds contained in a package of environmental regulation called the Mother Earth law.

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Golar re-writes the LNG game with floating plant

LONDON (Reuters) – Norwegian shipper Golar LNG made big waves on Thursday by ordering its first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, an innovation that analysts said could loosen the grip on LNG production enjoyed by oil majors.

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