Environment

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has confirmed it will relax some environmental conservation rules to help farmers overcome a sharp rise in animal feed prices after this summer’s drought, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Cattle stand in an enclosure at the Adventure Farm during preparations for the Green Week international food, agriculture and
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(Reuters) – New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes. Following several days of torrential rain throughout the northeastern United States, the National Weather Service
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public on Tuesday showed. FILE PHOTO – Cars travel on city streets and highway overpasses in San Diego, California, U.S. in
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner has rejected calls by drought-stricken farmers both for measures that would allow them to put aside money tax-free for future emergencies and government support for drought insurance. German Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Kloeckner speaks at an interview with Reuters during the G20 Meeting of Agriculture
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(Reuters) – In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world’s biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering – a crop with “edited” DNA. A research scientist examines a soybean plantlet in New Brighton, Minnesota, U.S., November 1,
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