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