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British supermarket Sainsbury’s to remove most customer purchasing limits

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FILE PHOTO: People follow social distancing rules as they are seen queueing outside a Sainsbury’s store in Royal Wharf as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Steven Watt LONDON (Reuters) – British supermarket group Sainsbury’s (SBRY.L) said on Friday it would start......
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BA suspends more than 30,000 staff, owner scraps dividend

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways (ICAG.L) said on Thursday it has struck a deal with its unions to suspend more than 30,000 cabin crew and ground staff in one of the airline industry’s most dramatic moves yet to survive the coronavirus pandemic. With global travel in turmoil as the virus......
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Trump says expects Russia-Saudi oil deal soon, invites US oil chiefs to White House

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he has invited U.S. oil executives to the White House to discuss ways to help the industry “ravaged” by slumping energy demand during the coronavirus outbreak and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Trump also said he had talked recently......
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Scientists discover Antartica had a lush rainforest 90 million years ago

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Most of West Antarctica and large areas of East Antarctica were once covered in rainforest, scientists say. Today’s icy wasteland would’ve once played host to huge amounts of plant-life – during an unusually toasty period in history 90......
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‘Mental vacation’ pictures relieve stress. Here’s what they look like

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With travel ground to a halt and millions of people confined to their homes, global spirits could use some uplifting. From the smell of freshly-cut grass to the sight of a sunrise peeking above a tropical horizon, nothing can replace......
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Ozone layer is healing thanks to international treaty signed in 1987

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A newly published study notes that the ozone layer is continuing to heal and could recover completely, thanks to the global actions from the 1987 Montreal Protocol. The research, published in Nature, notes that chemicals that caused the......
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Coronavirus lockdowns give Europe’s cities cleaner air

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS – Air pollution has decreased in urban areas across Europe during lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, new satellite images showed on Monday, but campaigners warned city-dwellers were still more vulnerable to the epidemic. Cities including Brussels, Paris,......
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Barclays sets 2050 ‘net zero’ carbon goal after investor pressure

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LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays (BARC.L) drew cautious investor support on Monday for setting itself an ambition to reach ‘net zero’ for its own carbon emissions and the activities it finances by 2050. FILE PHOTO: People queue at Barclays Bank in St Albans, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......
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Virgin Atlantic asks UK government for financial help: source

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FILE PHOTO: A Virgin Atlantic Airbus comes in to land at Heathrow aiport in London, Britain, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Virgin Atlantic has asked the UK government for emergency financial help in addition to the coronavirus package made available to all British companies, said a......
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Food crisis looms as farms idle, countries hoard supplies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Agricultural laborers spray against insects and weeds inside the orchards of a fruit farm in Mesa, California. In this time of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, agricultural workers have become essential workers in the race to maintain Americas food supply while......
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Mexico’s President says will comply with public vote to halt brewery project

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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of the beer, Corona, a brand of Constellation Brands Inc., sit on a supermarket shelf in Los Angeles, California April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday said his government will comply with a public consultation to......
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Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers with drop in prices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo taken March 20, 2020, cattle rancher Joe Whitesell rides his horse in a field near Dufur, Oregon, as he helps a friend herd cattle. Gillian Flaccus | AP U.S. farmers have endured a slew of financial hardships......
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Nestle says cuts deforestation in its cocoa supply chain

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LONDON (Reuters) – Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, says it has made significant progress removing cocoa produced in protected forests in West Africa from its supply chain as pressure builds from consumers and governments for ethically sourced cocoa. FILE PHOTO: Nestle logo is pictured on the door of the......
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Airlines beg for rescue as coronavirus hit soars to $250 billion

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LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Global airlines urged governments on Tuesday to speed up bailouts to rescue the air transport industry as they doubled their estimate of 2020 revenue losses from the coronavirus crisis to more than $250 billion. FILE PHOTO: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) logo is seen at the......
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U.S. lawmakers nearing deal for $32 billion aviation sector bailout

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FILE PHOTO: American Airlines passenger planes crowd a runway where they are parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are nearing agreement on a......
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Coronavirus redraws battle lines on airline emissions

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PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European airlines crippled by the coronavirus have demanded lasting relief from environmental taxes – in a move that pits their immediate survival against longer-term emissions goals. FILE PHOTO: American Airlines passenger planes crowd a runway where they are parked due to flight reductions to slow the spread......
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House Democrats would give airlines, contractors $40 billion bailout

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CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Monday proposed giving struggling U.S. airlines and contractors $40 billion in cash grants that would not have to be paid back but require significant new environmental, labor and other conditions. FILE PHOTO: Planes are seen parked at gates at San Francisco International Airport,......
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Air pollution falls as coronavirus slows travel, but it forms a new threat

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NASA’s Earth Observatory pollution satellites show “significant decreases” in air pollution over China since the coronavirus outbreak began. Courtesy of NASA. Canal water in Venice has cleared up without boat traffic. Air pollution in China has plunged amid unprecedented lockdowns.......
History

This Homemade Flag From the ’70s Signals the Beginning of the Environmental Movement | At the Smithsonian

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Early in 1970 at Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, Raymond Bruzan turned his class, Room 308, into the “Environmental Action Center,” as a sign on the door announced. Now it was a place where the 24-year-old biology teacher and his students could debate what they could do to protest......

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