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30 Mar 2017

India extends Canada exemption from crop fumigation policy

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - India will exempt Canada for three months from its policy that pulse crops must be fumigated with methyl bromide to kill insects before leaving the country of origin, Canada's trade and agriculture ministers said on Thursday, resolving for now a disagreement that threatened C$1.1 billion ($827.50 million) in annual trade.

30 Mar 2017

Texas judge kicks Exxon climate lawsuit to New York court

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday kicked an Exxon Mobil Corp lawsuit seeking to thwart two states from pursuing a fraud case over climate change to a Manhattan court, saying his court wasn't the best place to resolve the dispute.

29 Mar 2017

U.S. EPA denies petition to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it had denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos.

29 Mar 2017

Norway says its greenhouse emissions to fall to 1990 levels by 2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's greenhouse gas emissions will fall to around 1990 levels by 2020, the government said on Wednesday, far from original goals of deep cuts for an economy struggling with high emissions from oil and gas.

29 Mar 2017

VW files complaint over searches of its dieselgate law firm

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> has filed a legal complaint with a Munich court, seeking to prevent German prosecutors from using information seized during searches of the law firm it hired to investigate its emissions scandal.

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