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India's top court order revokes order to open Vedanta smelter
India's Supreme Court on Monday set aside an order by an environmental court which had cleared the way for reopening Vedanta's south Indian copper smelter, in a blow to the company's plans to begin operations.

UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal
Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste and introducing a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles.

Canadian National train derails in Manitoba, leaks oil
A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed early on Saturday in Western Canada, leaking an undetermined volume of crude oil, the company said.

Congo's Virunga park reopens eight months after deadly ambush
Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to its closure last year over security fears, the park's director said on Saturday.

British children walk out of lessons on climate strike
Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister's office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy minister and activists.

Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change
In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer.

Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah
Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for deforestation in Brazil's vast Cerrado savannah, according to a statement on Friday.

France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned
Only half of France's farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country's farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then.

Brazil arrests eight Vale employees in alleged cover-up in dam disaster
Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining firm Vale SA on Friday, accused by state prosecutors of covering up weaknesses at a dam that collapsed and likely killed more than 300 people.

Brazil police serving 14 search and eight arrest warrants related to Vale dam disaster
Brazilian police are serving 14 search and eight arrest warrants related to a criminal investigation into the causes of a deadly dam disaster in the town of Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state prosecutors said in a statement on Friday.

 

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