FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) – As foreign ministers from countries with territory in the far North celebrated an agreement on fighting climate change this week, one topic seethed below the surface: growing competition for Arctic resources and sea lanes as the ice melts.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – The collapse of a tunnel used to store radioactive waste at one of the most contaminated U.S. nuclear sites has raised concerns among watchdog groups and others who study the country’s nuclear facilities because many are aging and fraught with problems.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU nations agreed on Friday on new draft rules for car approvals despite opposition from Germany, EU sources said, in a bid to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.
OIAPOQUE, Brazil – Deep beneath the waters of the Atlantic off Brazil’s most northern coast, French major Total SA is hunting for what it hopes will be Latin America’s next big oil discovery.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted foreign ministers from Arctic nations at a meeting in Alaska on Thursday, where President Donald Trump’s reluctance to fight climate change cast a shadow over talks.
ANTIBES, France (Reuters) – A French marine park plans to fight a newly introduced ban on breeding killer whales and dolphins in captivity, saying that putting it into practice could be cruel.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.
OSLO/PARIS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders at a summit this month to keep the United States in a global agreement to combat climate change after he put off a decision on whether to quit the pact.
(Reuters) – A tunnel partly collapsed on Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, but there was no indication workers or the public were exposed to radiation, federal officials said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will not make a decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement until after he returns from the May 26-27 Group of Seven summit, the White House said Tuesday.