EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to half the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations. European Union environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters the proposal on repairing habitats would require … Read more

White nationalists accused of planning riot are bailed out of Idaho jail

June 13 (Reuters) – Thirty-one members of white nationalist violent group Patriot Front, arrested in Idaho over the weekend on suspicion of plotting toly disrupt an LGBTQ pride event, were released from jail on bond and will make their initial court appearances in the Coming weeks, a court official said on Monday. The men, arrested … Read more

In Nigeria’s disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees

ONDO STATE, Nigeria, June 8 (Reuters) – Deep in a forest in Nigeria’s Ebute Ipare village, Egbontoluwa Marigi sized up a tall mahogany tree, methodically cut it down with his ax and machete, and as it fell with a crackling sound, he surveyed the forest for the next tree. Around him, the stumps dotting the … Read more

US to phase out single-use plastic on public lands, national parks by 2032

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – The US Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out single-use plastic products on public lands by 2032, including in national parks, in a move aimed at tackling a major source of US plastic waste as recycling effort filter. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued a secretarial order that calls … Read more

Foreign investors returned to China capital markets in May despite lockdowns

A general view of buildings in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register June 8 (Reuters) – Some foreign investors returned to China’s battered stock and bond markets in May as Beijing stepped up efforts to stimulate the economy following … Read more