Volkswagen CEO says enforcing culture change poses challenges

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s top executive said some managers are resisting the German carmaker’s push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud, suggesting it could still take years to establish a new corporate culture.


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Fiji says U.S. faces climate risks, urges Trump to ‘stay in canoe’

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Fiji, due to lead global talks on climate change, said on Thursday that rising sea levels threaten New York and Miami and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “stay in the canoe” alongside other nations in the fight against global warming.


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EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday.


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Peru’s president says flood recovery may cost up to $9 billion

LIMA (Reuters) – The reconstruction of areas of Peru hit by severe floods in recent months will cost $ 3 billion in the short term, and up to $ 9 billion over five years, the country’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said in a radio interview on Friday.


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Satellite galaxies at edge of Milky Way coexist with dark matter, says RIT study Paper to publish in “Monthly Notices for the Royal Astronomical Society”

Research conducted by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology rules out a challenge to the accepted standard model of the universe and theory of how galaxies form by shedding new light on a problematic structure.

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EU says China, EU must show joint leadership on climate as U.S. pulls back

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the European Union need to show joint leadership on climate change and cannot expect the “same leadership” from the new administration in the United States, European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said in Beijing on Thursday.


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Ecologist Special Report: The world’s leading Coral Reef scientist says only a global effort will save the Great Barrier Reef

Ecologist reporter MAXINE NEWLANDS sat down with the world’s leading coral reef expert, distinguished Professor Terry Hughes FAA, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies, (ARCCOE) at James Cook University and asked him directly what are the chances for the Reefs’ survival?
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Somalia says 110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food.


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Philippine minister says some mines need to be shut on eve of green audit results

MANILA (Reuters) – Some Philippine mines need to be shut given the environmental harm they have caused, the minister in charge of sector said on Wednesday, a day before the government announces the results of a months-long review of the country’s mineral producers.


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Brexit offers a “rare opportunity” to change UK farming practices says the charity People Need Nature

Leaving the EU provides a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for England to change the way its land is managed so that nature, the environment, and society are better off according to a new report by the UK charity People Need Nature which is published to coincide with this week’s Oxford Conference on Food & Farming
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