Day: December 7, 2019

Azerbaijan plants 650,000 trees to celebrate poet

By Umberto BacchiTBILISI, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Oil-rich Azerbaijan planted more than half a million trees on Friday to celebrate a 14th century poet, an initiative the government said would help tackle climate change but some environmental activists called “a waste of money”.The Azeri ministry of ecology said 650,000 trees were being planted…

Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he said is a big problem – water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters while participating in a “roundtable on small business and red tape reduction accomplishments” in the Roosevelt Room…