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U.S. EPA waives fuel requirements, extends biofuel deadline to help refineries

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced a raft of measures to help oil refineries cope with the fallout from coronavirus pandemic, from waiving seasonal anti-smog requirements for gasoline to extending the deadline for small facilities to show compliance with the nation’s biofuel law. The EPA added that it will not immediately […]

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Air pollution plunges in European cities amid coronavirus lockdown: satellite data

LONDON (Reuters) – Air pollution from nitrogen dioxide has fallen by an estimated 40% in three European cities, according to new satellite data released by the European Space Agency (ESA), coinciding with a widespread lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The space agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite mission on Friday released three composite images […]

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World’s worst air adds to Serbian capital’s coronavirus woes

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Belgrade’s residents on Friday isolated themselves not only from coronavirus but also from acrid smoke, which defied strong winds to transform the Serbian capital into the city with the world’s most polluted air. The Air Visual API website, which compiles data from ground sensors worldwide, ranked the Serbian capital temporarily at the […]

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Exclusive: Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will cut back on efforts to fight environmental crimes during the coronavirus outbreak, an official at environmental agency Ibama told Reuters, despite concerns that reduced protection could lead to a spike in deforestation. Ibama Director of Environmental Protection Olivaldi Azevedo said the outbreak has left him little choice but to send […]

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