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Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria’s Delta region.

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Free public transport no substitute for vehicle changes, Germany says

BERLIN (Reuters) – An eye-catching proposal to trial free public transport in some German cities as a means of cutting emissions from dirty private cars is not intended as a substitute for efforts to clean up cars already on the road, a government spok…

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Free public transport no substitute for vehicle modifications: spokesman

BERLIN (Reuters) – Proposed measures including free local public transport are intended as supplementary efforts in the struggle to cut harmful car emissions, a German environment ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

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OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

LONDON (Reuters) – Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wedn…

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Philippines opposes China naming features on its continental shelf

MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) – The Philippines on Wednesday said it would oppose what it said were attempts by Beijing to formally assign Chinese names to undersea features on part of Manila’s continental shelf on its Pacific Ocean coast.

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Sime Darby’s Africa ambitions stall pending new deforestation rules

GBAH, Liberia/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – When Malaysia’s biggest plantation company Sime Darby leased 220,000 hectares of lush forest in northwest Liberia in 2009, executives said they had found a much needed new frontier in global palm oil development.

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Sime Darby’s Africa ambitions stall pending new deforestation rules

GBAH, Liberia/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – When Malaysia’s biggest plantation company Sime Darby leased 220,000 hectares of lush forest in northwest Liberia in 2009, executives said they had found a much needed new frontier in global palm oil development.

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China expects to see heavy air pollution during Lunar New Year

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavorable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations, despite a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities, the Ministry of Environmental Prot…

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China expects to see heavy air pollution during Lunar New Year

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavorable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations, despite a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities, the Ministry of Environmental Prot…

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India’s $230 million plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government’s plan to spend $230 million over two years to prevent crop residue burning is below the spending estimates of its policy advisors for the task and may do little to cut the air pollution that envelops the cap…

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