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Tourists stand in front of huts that form part of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort where a turtle digs for food amongst the coral in the island's lagoon, north-east of the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

2 Dec 2016

Australia boosts spending to keep Great Barrier Reef off ‘in danger’ list

By Colin Packham | December 2 2016 (Reuters) Australia will spend A$1.3 billion ($965.3 million) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef […]

A worker cuts sugar cane for sugar and ethanol production near the city of Dourados in Mato Grosso do Sul state, southern Brazil, April 25, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

2 Dec 2016

Death of Castro could free Cuba to produce biofuels

By Marc Frank | December 2 2016 (Reuters) The death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, a fierce critic of biofuels like ethanol, has raised hopes among industry experts that some […]

A Kashmiri farmer rest beside paddy plants kept for drying during harvesting season in Wusan, 35 km (22 miles) east of Srinagar October 1, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

2 Dec 2016

Early drought warning helps Pakistan’s farmers prepare for dry season

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio | December 2 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Like his farming neighbors, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests […]

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2 Dec 2016

Give children a say in the planet’s future: prize winner

By Megan Rowling | December 2 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Children must be given a direct role in making decisions on how to protect the planet because they will suffer most […]

A man rides his bicycle through water fountains in front of the skyline in Toronto

1 Dec 2016

Sydney, Vancouver mayors vow to fight climate change despite Trump

By Christine Murray | December 1 2016 (Reuters) Cities around the world can combat climate change without national government support, the mayors of Sydney and Vancouver said on Wednesday, amid fears […]

A woman carries her child as she wades through floodwaters at a flooded village in Gaibandha July 4, 2012. A new fund aims to help disaster-prone regions such as Bangladesh cope with natural disasters so they can get their lives and economies back on track more quickly and effectively. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

1 Dec 2016

FEATURE-In Bangladesh, disaster-savvy students protect families from floods

By  Mushfique Wadud | December 1 2016 (Thomson Reuters) Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits for the arrival of Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2016.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

1 Dec 2016

Germany’s Merkel says will work with Trump on climate policy

By Paul Carrel | December 1 2016 (Reuters) Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she would try to work on climate policy with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has said he may […]

Adelie penguins stand atop ice near the French station at Dumont d'Urville in East Antarctica in this January 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files

30 Nov 2016

Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

By Umberto Bacchi | November 30 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to […]

A villager carries buckets of water from a white polluted stream which is used for his daily drinking water, in Dongchuan district of... June 06, 2013 02:45am BST

30 Nov 2016

China vows to cap water consumption, crack down on polluters

By David Stanway and Dominique Patton | November 30 2016 (Reuters) China will keep national annual water consumption below 670 billion cubic meters (bcm) through to 2020, the state planning agency said […]

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30 Nov 2016

Lack of fuel, guns hits Brazil’s Amazon guardians

By Stephen Eisenhammer | November 30 2016 (Reuters) The rainforest shook with the sound of exploding tires and groaning steel as flames tore through a truck carrying giant tree trunks illegally sawn […]

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