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U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The chemicals, resistant to breaking down in the environment, are known as perfluoroalkyl […]

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Australian prime minister says removing hazards as important as reducing emissions

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Prime Minister Scott Morrison said removing flammable vegetation is as important as reducing emissions if Australia is to prevent future bushfires, comments that are likely to stoke public anger. Morrison is under intense pressure for his government’s handing of a bushfire crisis that has killed 29 people and millions of animals, destroyed […]

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Maltreated tigers and lions, rescued from Guatemala circuses, arrive in South Africa

(Reuters) – Twenty-one lions and tigers rescued from Guatemala arrived at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa on Tuesday after an animal conservation and protection group said they endured years of severe confinement and maltreatment. The team from Animal Defenders International plucked the big cats from circuses in Guatemala after 18 months of persuading the […]

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Ex-Vale chief charged with murder for role in Brazil dam disaster: documents

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – State prosecutors in Brazil have charged 16 individuals with homicide and environmental crimes for their role in the Brumadinho disaster last January, when a dam owned by miner Vale SA burst, killing hundreds, charging documents showed on Tuesday. Vale’s then-chie executive, Fabio Schvartsman, was among those charged, the documents showed.

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