Reuters: Environment




    Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera


    MARSEILLE (Reuters) - Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight. ...

    MARSEILLE (Reuters) - Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight.

    GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.


    (Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility...

    (Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.

    Canada top court rules for aboriginals on seismic testing permits


    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's top court on Wednesday handed aboriginals a partial victory on the need to be consulted on resource projects, throwing out permits to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas in the north but dismissing a separate attempt to...

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's top court on Wednesday handed aboriginals a partial victory on the need to be consulted on resource projects, throwing out permits to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas in the north but dismissing a separate attempt to quash changes to an Enbridge Inc pipeline.

    Christmas comes early for zoo polar bears with snow in July


    RANUA, Finland (Reuters) - A group of polar bears in a zoo in Lapland in northern Finland got an early wintry treat in the summer heat when truckloads of snow were delivered to the Ranua wildlife park on Wednesday. ...

    RANUA, Finland (Reuters) - A group of polar bears in a zoo in Lapland in northern Finland got an early wintry treat in the summer heat when truckloads of snow were delivered to the Ranua wildlife park on Wednesday.

    Electric cars win? Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040


    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. ...

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.

    Crews gain ground against Montana wildfire, largest in U.S.


    (Reuters) - Fire crews gained ground on Tuesday against a nearly week-old wildfire that has torched more than two dozens buildings and charred hundreds of square miles of Montana prairie and is currently the biggest fire burning in the United States. ...

    (Reuters) - Fire crews gained ground on Tuesday against a nearly week-old wildfire that has torched more than two dozens buildings and charred hundreds of square miles of Montana prairie and is currently the biggest fire burning in the United States.

    Germany's Merkel has warned against demonizing diesel, spokeswoman says


    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly warned against "demonizing" diesel engines, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday after Britain announced a plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040. ...

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly warned against "demonizing" diesel engines, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday after Britain announced a plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040.

    German official labels excessive focus on diesel bans 'unimaginative'


    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly warned against "demonizing" diesel traction, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday in response to the announcement of Britain's plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040. ...

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly warned against "demonizing" diesel traction, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday in response to the announcement of Britain's plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040.

    EU top court rules against ArcerlorMittal carbon challenge


    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against steelmaker ArcelorMittal's challenge against how the European Union allocates free carbon permits. ...

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against steelmaker ArcelorMittal's challenge against how the European Union allocates free carbon permits.

    Rescuers on war footing as flooding hits western, eastern India


    AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Floods and relentless rain in India's western state of Gujarat have killed at least 75 people and displaced over 25,000 over the past three weeks, officials said on Wednesday. ...

    AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Floods and relentless rain in India's western state of Gujarat have killed at least 75 people and displaced over 25,000 over the past three weeks, officials said on Wednesday.