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First polar bear born in the tropics dies at 27 in Singapore zoo
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Wednesday mourned the death of the first polar bear born and bred in the tropical island city, put down by wildlife authorities after a five-year battle with health difficulties stemming from old age.

Morrisons latest UK supermarket to pledge plastic waste cut
LONDON (Reuters) - Morrisons has become the latest British supermarket to bow to growing pressure on the industry to tackle plastic waste, pledging that by 2025 all of its own brand plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Cocoa industry pledges co-ordinated action on poverty, deforestation
BERLIN (Reuters) - Companies and governments have pledged to tackle poverty, deforestation and human rights abuses in the cocoa supply chain, acknowledging that years of scattered sustainability efforts have failed to spur widespread change.

Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satellite
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe has launched the seventh of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites as part of its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming.

Volkswagen reaches $33.5 million diesel emissions settlement with Maryland
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG has reached a $33.5 million settlement with Maryland over state claims related to the German automaker's excess emissions, court documents show.

Porsche appeals against seizure of files in emissions raid
BERLIN (Reuters) - Porsche has appealed against the seizure of files by prosecutors during a raid last week on the sports car brand's premises related to inquiries into emissions manipulations, prosecutors said.

Japan to see warmer weather during May-July
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will see warmer weather between May and July, the official forecaster said on Wednesday.

U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.

Monsanto develops product to deactivate controversial farm chemical
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, the company said on Tuesday, its latest attempt to prevent unintended crop damage associated with the herbicide.

General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbine in Britain
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate General Electric will test the world's largest wind turbine in a facility in northeast England, it said on Tuesday.


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