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Merkel calls for hands-off approach to German auto industry
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 11:53 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers forcing carmakers to retrofit diesel cars to lower emissions was the wrong approach. She said it was up to the industry to regain public trust and invest in the future.

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EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaints
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 11:50 PM

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on Wednesday that he now has a legal fund in place to help him fight off a growing list of allegations related to his spending and reported ethical missteps.

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Air pollution causing thousands of premature deaths
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 11:44 PM

Air pollution is estimated to be causing 40,000 premature deaths each year. Nowhere is the problem a bigger worry than for our children on the school run.

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Why Kilauea’s volcanic ash is a serious health hazard
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 11:40 PM

When volcanoes ooze lava, people know to get the hell out of the way. They know the fiery red stuff threatens their homes and lives. But what about when eruptions produce lots of ash and gas? That stuff can be deadly, too.

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Plastics explained, from A to Z
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 11:06 PM

What are microplastics? What about a garbage patch? This glossary helps demystify plastic pollution.

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We know plastic is harming marine life. What about us?
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:54 PM

There often are tiny bits of plastic in the fish and shellfish we eat. Scientists are racing to figure out what that means for our health.

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Ecuador has grand plans to build out its bio-based economy
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:43 PM

In an interview with DW, the Ecuadorian environment minister describes his country’s achievements in protecting biodiversity — in the framework of developing a bioeconomy. Despite successes, plenty of challenges remain.

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Vietnam′s quiet coffee revolution
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:39 PM

An indigenous community is trying to improve Vietnam’s coffee reputation by growing better-quality, organic beans. There’s more to the world’s second-biggest producer than just instant coffee, they say.

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Insuring against extreme weather in the Caribbean
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:35 PM

Extreme weather events linked to climate change can cause major damage — destroying homes and livelihoods. Caribbean islanders have seen some of the worst effects. Could climate insurance help?

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Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:31 PM

Major global brands have signed up to the Make Fashion Circular scheme, which aims to reduce global waste from fashion by recycling raw materials and products.

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U.S. insurers unprepared for climate change disasters
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:27 PM

Most U.S. insurance companies have not adapted their strategies to address the dangers of climate change, making them likely to raise rates or deny coverage in high-risk areas, said a study released on Tuesday.

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As climate risks grow, Pakistani Kashmir boosts emergency plans
Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10:23 PM

Pakistan – one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change – is now trying to boost its ability to respond to disasters, including in the Kashmir region, which is prone to deadly floods, drought, landslides and earthquakes.

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