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Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A demonstrators holds pro-Tesla poster during an action to support plans by U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla to build its first European factory and design center in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla (TSLA.O) has agreed to......
Reuters - Business

You’re stealing our water: Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area. Demonstrators hold anti-Tesla posters during a protest against plans by U.S. electric vehicle......
Environment

PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses – Environment

@BreaknNews
(NewsUSA) – For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities. The Zero Impact Fund......
Environment

Climate change: 1.9 billion people rely on natural ‘water towers’

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Image copyright Matthew Paley/National Geographic Image caption Two women tend their potato field in the Chipursan valley, Pakistan. This region is part of the Indus water tower In a unique study, scientists have assessed and ranked the importance of Earth’s great “water towers”. These are the 78 mountainous regions that......
History

How New York City Found Clean Water | History

Smithsonian
Centuries before New York City sprawled into a skyscraping, five-borough metropolis, the island of Manhattan was a swampy woodland. Ponds and creeks flowed around hills and between trees, sustaining nomadic Native Americans and wildlife. But after the Dutch established a colony in 1624, water shortages and pollution began threatening the......
Reuters - Business

European shares knocked off four-year highs by Trump speech

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Wednesday from four-year highs after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “substantially” increase tariffs if China failed to agree a trade deal, and he also took a swipe at European Union trade policies. FILE PHOTO: Traders are pictured at their desks in front......
Environment

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the seepage of toxic pollution into water supplies from the ash of coal burning power plants, a change that coal industry leaders say could keep plants open longer and which environmental groups fear will......
Cleveland Scene

Report: Water Pollution Laws Poorly Enforced in Communities of Color

ClevelandScene
Low-income communities of color — such as Flint or Newark, New Jersey — are much more likely than white, more affluent towns to suffer with polluted water for years, according to a new report. The study, called Watered Down Justice, analyzed Environmental Protection Agency data for 200,000 violations of the......
Cleveland Scene

Two Kinds of Algal Blooms Already Detected on Lake Erie, Expected to Worsen

ClevelandScene
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said early this week that two kinds of algae are already present and in bloom in western Lake Erie, with winds expected to push them eastward as they grow throughout the summer. Forecasts had predicted one of the worst summer blooms in recent history on......

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