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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’s 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 […]

North and South Tarawa are seen from the air in the central Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Kiribati consists of a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. May 23, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

15 Aug 2014

Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation 15 August 2014 LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands […]

RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2012 - Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon on the night of September 3, 2012 in this NASA handout image. The aurora was due to the interaction of a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun with Earth's magnetosphere. The CME left the Sun on August 31 and arrived on September 3.Credit: Reuters

15 Aug 2014

Caltech opens nominations for breakthrough ideas on sustainability

Editor’s Note: In ongoing collaboration with Caltech’s Resnick Institute, Thomson Reuters Sustainability is helping to announce the opening of nominations for the Resonate Awards: CALTECH’S RESNICK INSTITUTE OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR […]

Residents ride bicycles amid heavy haze in Xingtai

14 Aug 2014

China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog

(Reuters) - China has issued a “behavioural standards” guide to combat pollution and reduce environmental damage, urging people to do everything from walking and riding bicycles to buying goods with less packaging. […]

Coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be seen suffering from bleaching in this April 25, 1998 file photo. Australia will create the largest network of marine parks in the world, protecting waters covering an area as large as India while banning oil and gas exploration and limiting commercial fishing in some of the most sensitive areas.Credit: Reuters

13 Aug 2014

Australia warns of poor outlook for Great Barrier Reef

(Reuters) – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World Heritage-listed icon, the government said on Tuesday. Canberra released […]


11 Aug 2014

Extreme summer heat, rain on rise as weather gets trapped: study

(Reuters) – Summer heatwaves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in […]

A blue whale surfaces in the Bass Strait waters off Australia. REUTERS

9 Aug 2014

California cargo ships to slow for whales under new program

By Dana Feldman | 7 August 2014 (Reuters) – The massive container ships passing through the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California will be paid a bonus […]

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