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Firemen carry plastic grocery bags as they return to their station in San Francisco, California, in this file photo taken January 26, 2005.  Credit: Reuters/Kimberly White

1 Sep 2014

California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

By Aaron Mendelson | 30 August 2014 (Reuters) – The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a […]

A coal power plant 'Scholven' of German utility giant E.ON is pictured in Gelsenkirchen

1 Sep 2014

More cash for EU industry, eastern states in 2030 climate goals: draft

By Ben Garside and Michael Szabo (Reuters) – Big emitting industries and poorer eastern member states in the European Union could get tens of billions of euros in additional funds […]

The moon rises over Arctic ice near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

28 Aug 2014

Warming aids Arctic economies but far short of ‘cold rush’

By Alister Doyle | 28 August 2014 (Reuters) – Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a “cold rush” […]

Exotic beach

27 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Call to Action for Small Island States

By Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados | 24 August 2014 In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded an alarm about climate change that echoed across the world: […]

A Caltrans information sign urges drivers to save water due to the California drought emergency in Los Angeles, February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

25 Aug 2014

Reuters Slideshow: California’s historic drought

For the entire Slideshow, please link here.  

A mangrove plant grows on a shore in Cancun June 21, 2010. In the 40 years since Cancun was founded, countless acres of mangrove forests up and down Mexico's Caribbean Coast have been lost - and the destruction continues. Now many scientists say that mangrove forests can help slow climate change, and are desperate to save them. Picture taken June 21, 2010. To match Feature CLIMATE/MANGROVES  REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)

25 Aug 2014

Small island states, facing rising seas, seek economic overhaul

By Alister Doyle | 25 August 2014 Small island states facing a “frightening” rise in sea levels will seek investments in everything from solar energy to fisheries to boost their […]

A coastal storm is pictured in the mid-Atlantic off the U.S. Northeast coast in this November 7, 2012 NASA handout satellite image obtained by Reuters November 8.  The low pressure system is expected to move north, bringing rain, snow, and/or a mixture of precipitation to areas across the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as well as wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast. Snowfall across interior sections of New England could approach 6-12 inches. Coastal flooding is also possible.Credit: REUTERS

21 Aug 2014

Atlantic slows warming, temperature rises seen resuming from 2030: study

By Alister Doyle | 21 August 2014 (Reuters) – The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a […]

Refinery workers are reflected in polluted stagnant water at an illegal oil refinery site near river Nun in Nigeria's oil state of Bayelsa November 27, 2012. Thousands of people in Nigeria engage in a practice known locally as 'oil bunkering' - hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad. The practice, which leaves oil spewing from pipelines for miles around, managed to lift around a fifth of Nigeria's two million barrel a day production last year according to the finance ministry. Picture taken November 27, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

21 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Updating the rules of international finance

By Susan Burns, CEO & Co-Founder, Global Footprint Network | 21 August 2014 Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity‚Äôs demand for ecological resources and services […]

A woman carries her child as she wades through floodwaters at a flooded village in Gaibandha

19 Aug 2014

USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund

By Thin Lei Win | 19 August 2014 BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A $100 million fund launched on Tuesday aims to make people in disaster-prone regions of Asia and […]

The Xinane river runs through Ashaninka Indian territory in Brazil's northwestern Acre state

18 Aug 2014

Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks-report

18 August 2014 (Reuters) – Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia’s plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report […]

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