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Philippine climate envoy steps down to lead 'pilgrimage'

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippines' climate change commissioner, Naderev "Yeb" Saño, who grabbed the limelight at U.N. climate talks with emotional pleas for action, stepped down on Wednesday to lead a "pilgrimage" to parts of the world hit by climate impacts.

ExxonMobil to pay over $5 million for Mayflower oil spill

(Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has agreed to pay more than $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with a 2013 crude oil spill from the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Burger giant McDonald's to end deforestation in supply chain

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global fast food giant McDonald's Corp has pledged to end deforestation caused by production of commodities in its supply chain, focusing on beef, coffee, palm oil, poultry and packaging.

Can cheaper corn change the way we farm?

Corn prices are low and corn planting is, too. Will farmers diversify crops or put land aside as a result?

An Earth Day Message in a Bottle

Life finds away -- as ferns thrive in a discarded bottle on Earth Day.

In Florida's Everglades, Obama wades into climate change politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will tour the subtropical swamps of Florida's Everglades on Wednesday, part of a push to get Americans thinking and talking about the damage climate change is causing close to home.

EU proposes new GM import approval rules, allowing opt-outs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even after they have been approved for use in food and feed by the bloc as a whole.

3 delicious cocktails to help you drink away Earth Day

We’re here to help you celebrate Earth Day in a way that is actually fun and acknowledges the current state of Earth-affairs: With climate-change cocktails.

X-Men's Iceman is Out of the Closet

Comics trying to embrace diversity more than ever Film X-Men Iceman Marvel

Earth Day doesn’t suck this year, thanks to Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup comes alongside two green holidays, depending on what (or how) you like to celebrate.

South Asia monsoon seen below average: WMO forum

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh and its South Asian neighbors are expected to see below average rainfall in 2015 as El Nino is likely to continue during the monsoon season, a weather expert said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Gatekeeper of Canada's Energy East pipeline has mixed environmental record

(Reuters) - A company pivotal to Canada's most ambitious oil pipeline project has a mixed environmental record of spills and regulatory warnings, according to government documents reviewed by Reuters, a finding likely to bolster activist opposition to the proposal.

Japan court approves restart of reactors in boost for Abe's nuclear policy

KAGOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court has rejected a legal bid to block the reopening of the Sendai nuclear power station on safety grounds, removing one of the last big hurdles to switching reactors back on after the 2011 Fukushima crisis paralyzed the industry.

Thailand confident it can clean up act following EU fish ban threat

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's agriculture minister said on Wednesday he had confidence in measures designed to combat illegal fishing after the European Union gave the country six months to clean up its act.

China's choking air pollution goes west: Greenpeace

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's choking air pollution is moving to the country's west, environmental group Greenpeace said, though air quality may have modestly improved in eastern cities such as Beijing in recent months.

Super storm lashes Australian east coast for third day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying houses, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities.

17 Everyday Items That Use a Whole Lot of Water

If you live in the West, particularly in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent mandatory reduction in household water use, you may have started taking shorter showers. Perhaps a spiky array of cacti now dwells where your lawn used to be. Show More Summary

Japan court rejects request to halt restart of Kyushu Electric's Sendai reactors

KAGOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court rejected a lawsuit to halt the restart of Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear station, plaintiffs said on Wednesday, brushing aside the concerns of local residents worried about the safety of the plant.

Money spent cleaning up BP’s mess skipped those who needed it most

Minority-owned businesses and low-income residents were cut out of the economic frenzy following the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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