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California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

COSTA MESA, California, May 12 (Reuters) – California regulators on Thursday rejected a $1.4 billion desalination plant on environmental grounds, causing a setback for Governor Gavin Newsom, who had backed the project as a partial solution to the state’s persistent drought. The California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 to reject a proposal by Poseidon Water, controlled …

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EXCLUSIVE Wildlife traffickers back off as pandemic restrictions ease - UN report

EXCLUSIVE Wildlife traffickers back off as pandemic restrictions ease – UN report

A pangolin walks during a news conference after Thai customs confiscated live pangolins, in Bangkok, Thailand August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Prapan Chankaew/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – After a drastic reduction in wildlife trafficking during the pandemic, authorities in Southeast Asia must act quickly to prevent …

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US group says it has found Facebook posts offering endangered wildlife for sale

US group says it has found Facebook posts offering endangered wildlife for sale

3D printed images of the logos of Facebook and parent company Meta Platforms are seen on a laptop keyboard in this illustration taken November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, April 13 (Reuters) – Facebook has become a “thriving marketplace” for the illegal online wildlife trade, enabling …

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