Reuters: Environment

    First polar bear born in the tropics dies at 27 in Singapore zoo


    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Wednesday mourned the death of the first polar bear born and bred in the tropical island city, put down by wildlife authorities after a five-year battle with health difficulties stemming from old age. ...

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Wednesday mourned the death of the first polar bear born and bred in the tropical island city, put down by wildlife authorities after a five-year battle with health difficulties stemming from old age.

    U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such...

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.

    Monsanto develops product to deactivate controversial farm chemical


    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, the company said on Tuesday, its latest attempt to prevent unintended crop damage associated with the...

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, the company said on Tuesday, its latest attempt to prevent unintended crop damage associated with the herbicide.

    Heavy rains, landslides kill 18 in Rwanda: government


    KIGALI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died overnight on Monday when heavy rains ripped through several parts of Rwanda, causing landslides, the government said. ...

    KIGALI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died overnight on Monday when heavy rains ripped through several parts of Rwanda, causing landslides, the government said.

    Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam


    KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI (Reuters) - Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab...

    KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI (Reuters) - Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world.

    General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbine in Britain


    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate General Electric will test the world's largest wind turbine in a facility in northeast England, it said on Tuesday. ...

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate General Electric will test the world's largest wind turbine in a facility in northeast England, it said on Tuesday.

    Quake in southeast Turkey injures 39: state news agency


    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An earthquake struck Turkey's southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. ...

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An earthquake struck Turkey's southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

    Court blocks Trump administration order delaying boost in fuel penalties


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements. ...

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements.

    California risks severe 'whiplash' from drought to flood: scientists


    OSLO (Reuters) - California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday. ...

    OSLO (Reuters) - California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday.

    Exclusive: After crackdown, Philippines plans fresh mining curbs


    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is planning to limit the amount of land that miners can develop at any one time to boost environmental rehabilitation, a move that miners say may cut output of nickel ore in last year's top supplier to China. ...

    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is planning to limit the amount of land that miners can develop at any one time to boost environmental rehabilitation, a move that miners say may cut output of nickel ore in last year's top supplier to China.