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Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe: source


RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of the company's statements shows.

U.S. worker, food-safety advocates sound alarm over new hog slaughter rules

CHICAGO U.S. food safety and the health of plant workers will be at risk from new federal rules that allow meat companies to slaughter hogs as fast as they want and shift the role of government inspectors, food and environmental advocates said on Tuesday.

Environment, 2:57am BST

Colombian fracking moratorium does not block 'investigative' projects: court

BOGOTA Colombia's top administrative court on Tuesday clarified that a moratorium on fracking it upheld last week does not prevent "investigative" pilot projects, surprising both oil companies and environmental activists.

Environment, 2:07am BST

Cutting-edge electric boat undergoes testing on river Seine in Paris

PARIS An innovative boat that saves energy by rising out of the water on hydrofoil wings underwent testing on the Seine river in Paris on Monday as its backers seek to obtain a license to operate a taxi service on the river. | Video

Environment, 17 Sep 2019

U.S. utilities file legal challenge to Trump power plant rule

Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities mostly from Democratic-led states have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, which replaces a much tougher Obama-era rule.

Environment, 17 Sep 2019

If marathons weren't hard enough already: strap a tree to your back

NAIROBI This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs. | Video

Environment, Oddly Enough, 16 Sep 2019

Fiji PM calls for Australia to 'unite behind the science' of climate change

SYDNEY Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama called on Monday on Australia to "unite behind the science" and be far more ambitious in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

Environment, 16 Sep 2019

Villages evacuated as wildfire rages on Greek island of Zakynthos

ATHENS A large wildfire on the Greek island of Zakynthos fanned by strong winds forced the evacuation of two villages on Sunday.

Environment, 15 Sep 2019

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, U.N. chief views devastation from Dorian

NASSAU Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend. | Video

Environment, 14 Sep 2019

Spanish floods claim sixth victim

ORIHUELA, Spain A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over the past two days by record-breaking rain.

Environment, 14 Sep 2019

China’s cities see clean air, water as magnet for investment

Despite severe air pollution, local and provincial officials in the Chinese city of Nanchang are trying to clean it up and make it more attractive for foreign investment, making the city an important test case for efforts to ease the environmental damage from unchecked economic growth.