Environment

Tickled pink: Typhoons trick Japan blossoms into blooming six months early

Tickled pink: Typhoons trick Japan blossoms into blooming six months early

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Cherry blossoms across Japan have bloomed six months early after two powerful typhoons pummeled the country in September, stripping leaves, bringing a warm snap and turning the trees unseasonably pink. Cherry blossoms bloom in the autumn season at the site of Sendai Castle in Sendai, northern Japan, October 16, 2018, in this…
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After hurricane, fate of sea turtle nests uncertain on Florida coast

After hurricane, fate of sea turtle nests uncertain on Florida coast

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ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (Reuters) - When Hurricane Michael struck Florida’s Panhandle, it swept away nests of threatened baby loggerhead sea turtles hatching along its sandy beaches, already damaged by previous storms and erosion. A sign reminds people to turn out lights as baby sea turtle typically use the light of the horizon to help guide…
Britain looking at four options for carbon pricing after Brexit – government official

Britain looking at four options for carbon pricing after Brexit – government official

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is looking at four options for carbon pricing once it leaves the European Union, including launching its own emissions trading system, a government official said on Wednesday. A passenger plane flies through aircraft contrails in the skies near Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Britain could…
‘Trump to make it easier for industries to release methane’

‘Trump to make it easier for industries to release methane’

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The Trump administration is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere, reports The New York Times. This will be the administration’s third major step in this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change. The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to make public a proposal…
Indonesia removes 3 songbirds from new protected list

Indonesia removes 3 songbirds from new protected list

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The Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has removed three popular songbirds from the newly revised protected species lists following protests from bird owners. The birds are the kucica hutan (white-rumped shama), cucak rawa (straw-headed bulbul) and jalak suren (Javan pied starling) -- the latter two of which are listed by the International Union for…