Reuters Environment & Politics

  • EU to cut Britain from emissions trading system in no-deal Brexit
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Britain will be excluded from the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) and all other legislation to help limit the impact of climate change, if it leaves the bloc in March 2019 without a deal, the EU executive said on Tuesday. […]

  • Deadly California wildfire grows, still only 30 percent contained
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history has burned a further 8,000 acres and remained only 30 percent contained, California fire officials said on Tuesday as search teams resumed sifting through charred wreckage in a hunt for human remains. […]

  • President Macron's office says 'no comment' after Trump Twitter attack
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said it had no comment to make after U.S. President Donald Trump sent a series of messages on Twitter on Tuesday criticizing Macron and France. […]

  • Days after visit, Trump blasts France's Macron as relations sour
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris. […]

  • Trump considers new DHS chief, chief of staff: ABC News
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    U.S. President Donald Trump is considering removing Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and replacing chief of staff John Kelly in another shakeup of his administration, ABC News reported on Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources. […]

  • Iowa senator says expect fewer biofuel waivers from Wheeler's EPA
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may issue fewer biofuel waivers to small refineries under Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler than it did under its previous leadership, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said on Tuesday. […]

  • U.S. top court to review Virginia voting districts in race case
    on November 13, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will review for a second time whether Republican legislators in Virginia drew electoral districts in the state in a way that unlawfully diluted the clout of black voters. […]

  • Exclusive: Chilean regulators reject Albemarle's plans to boost lithium output
    on November 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Chilean environmental regulators have rejected plans by Albemarle Corp, the world's top lithium producer, to expand output from the Salar de Atacama salt flat, according to filings with Chile's Environmental Assessment Service (SEA) viewed by Reuters. […]

  • U.S. acting Attorney General will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals
    on November 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with ethics officials about any matters that could require him to recuse himself, the Justice Department said on Monday, after critics called on him to step aside from overseeing a Special Counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. […]

  • Stung by trade wars, U.S. farmers hope for quick progress on Farm Bill
    on November 13, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    U.S. soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in farm country who expect at least some good news this year - in the form of a new Farm Bill. […]