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Exclusive: WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:52:29 -0400

The World Health Organization's cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws.(image)

Alert level raised for Alaska volcano after explosion detected

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:16:16 -0400

(Reuters) - Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected on the mountain and heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles (72 km) away, a monitoring website said.(image)

Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained: operator

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:39:54 -0400

OSLO (Reuters) - A leak at a small nuclear reactor in Norway has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility, the reactor's operator and the country's Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said on Tuesday.(image)

Fukushima nuclear clean-up may rise to several billion dollars a year: government

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:02:01 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - The cost of cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may rise to several billion dollars a year, the Japanese government said on Tuesday, adding that it would look into a possible separation of the nuclear business from the utility.(image)

White House weighing whether greenhouse gas deal needs Senate approval

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:06:15 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Obama administration is evaluating whether an international agreement reached earlier this month to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners will need approval by the U.S. Senate, the White House said on Tuesday.(image)

Japan, allies block proposal for South Atlantic whale sanctuary

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:05:25 -0400

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (Reuters) - Countries led by Japan on Tuesday blocked a move by South American and African states to create a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales they say are endangered by hunting despite a global moratorium in force for 30 years.(image)

On the ballot: two clashing visions of how America will power its cars, homes

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:30:16 -0400

(Reuters) - Forget the accusations of groping, bigotry and email mismanagement.(image)

Dutch companies want next government to focus on shift to clean energy

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:27:07 -0400

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dozens of Dutch companies called on the country's next government on Tuesday to establish an independent climate authority, environment minister and national investment bank to speed up the shift to clean energy.(image)

Company climate change plans too weak to meet Paris goals - survey

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:15:30 -0400

OSLO (Reuters) - Plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by big companies represent only a quarter of the amounts needed to limit global warming under targets agreed last year by almost 200 nations, a study showed on Tuesday.(image)

Hundreds in Los Angeles protest climate change, North Dakota pipeline

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:24:11 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to protest against climate change and show support for activists demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota.(image)