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Peru launches 'sustained' crack-down on illegal mining in Amazon - Peru on Tuesday launched a new, "sustained" effort to uproot illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to the region after deforestation from wildcat mining hit a new high last year.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:16:39 -0500
Injured pulled from Swiss avalanche, rescue work continues: police - A major avalanche buried skiers on a busy slope of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday, injuring four people including one whose life is in danger, but there are no known fatalities so far, officials said.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:58:52 -0500
Chile charges Lumina Caserones copper mine with using too much water - Chile's environmental regulator on Tuesday said it had filed charges against Lumina Copper for infractions related to over-extraction of water from wells feeding its Caserones copper mine.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:51:19 -0500
Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset' - EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for annual ethanol consumption was too low, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:05:35 -0500
Wounded pulled from Swiss avalanche, but no confirmed fatalities: Swiss - Four people were injured in an avalanche in the Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday, including one whose life was in danger, and a search was launched for possible survivors buried on the piste, police said.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:33:12 -0500
British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed - After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand for insect protein grows.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:22:36 -0500
Chinese 'Ivory Queen' smuggler sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania - A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the "Ivory Queen" was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2 tonnes, to Asia.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:19:25 -0500
Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea - A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:39:34 -0500
British lawmakers call on government to put an end to throwaway fashion - A cross-party group of British lawmakers recommended on Tuesday that brands and retailers in the fashion industry should pay a penny per garment to fund better clothing waste collection following an eight-month inquiry into the sector.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:55:34 -0500
U.S. top court takes case that could limit water pollution law - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant.
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