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Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. | Video

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U.S. oil refiners push for biofuels overhaul at White House

NEW YORK U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters.

24 Mar 2017

German environmental lobby sues motor authority over VW scandal

HAMBURG/BERLIN German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has filed a suit against German motor authority KBA, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

24 Mar 2017

Stop treating oceans as 'waste swimming pool': U.N.'s FAO chief

OSLO The world must stop treating the oceans as a "waste swimming pool" for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 million research ship to help developing nations manage fish stocks.

24 Mar 2017

French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe

PARIS Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the carmaker's parent Daimler on Friday, alleging consumer fraud in relation to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of a formal investigation by prosecutors in Germany.

24 Mar 2017

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