News tagged with oil

France to end fossil fuel production

The French government unveiled plans Wednesday to put an end to oil and gas production on its territory in a largely symbolic move it hopes will inspire bigger producing nations to copy.

dateSep 06, 2017 in Environment
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Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to come

Massive flooding unleashed by deadly monster storm Harvey left Houston—the fourth-largest city in the United States—increasingly isolated Sunday as its airports and highways shut down and residents were rescued from their ...

dateAug 28, 2017 in Environment
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Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

It's been called the orangutan capital of the world, but the great apes in Indonesia's Tripa peat forest on the island of Sumatra are under threat by palm oil plantations that have gobbled up thousands of acres of land to ...

dateAug 27, 2017 in Ecology
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Dakota pipeline company sues environmental groups

The operator of a controversial US oil pipeline, which was the focus of months of protests by Native American tribes, on Tuesday sued several environmental groups, claiming they spread false information and incite violence.

dateAug 23, 2017 in Environment
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