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Greens urge halt to G7 nations' funding for overseas coal

BONN, Germany Environmental groups urged Group of Seven (G7) nations led by Japan and Germany to stop financing coal projects abroad, which they said amounted to $42 billion since 2007.

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Climate change takes center stage at Exxon, Chevron annual meetings

HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp will face their toughest-ever push by shareholders concerned about a warming world at annual meetings on Wednesday, as the Paris accord to tackle climate change ratchets up investor pressure on two of the world's largest oil companies.

Peru declares mining-related emergency in remote part of Amazon

LIMA Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day emergency in a remote part of the Amazon to curb high levels of mercury poisoning from rampant illegal gold mining, the country's environment minister said on Monday.

May 23 2016

New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over massive gold mine waste spill

New Mexico sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states.

May 23 2016

Quake shakes southern Mexico, no immediate reports of damage

MEXICO CITY An earthquake struck on land near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Monday, earthquake monitoring institutes said, but there were no immediate reports of major damages or injuries.

World, Environment May 23 2016