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22 Jun 2017

China needs patience to fight costly war against soil pollution: government

By Hallie Gu and David Stanway (Reuters) | 22 June 2017 China must show patience in its “long war” against widespread soil pollution, the environment ministry said this week, with […]

20 Jun 2017

Early weather forecasts key to saving lives in drought – U.N.

By Umberto Bacchi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 19 June 2017 ROME – With droughts set to become more frequent due to global warming, delivering timely, long-term weather forecasts to farmers […]

20 Jun 2017

Maasai warriors hit boundaries in protection of white rhino

By Thomas Mukoya (Reuters) | 19 June 2017 Under the gaze of the last male northern white rhino, a group of Maasai warriors in Kenya went into bat for the […]

20 Jun 2017

Religious and indigenous leaders urge better protection of forests

By Alister Doyle (Reuters) | 19 June 2017 OSLO – Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, […]

20 Jun 2017

U.S. top court hands Chevron victory in Ecuador pollution case

By Lawrence Hurley (Reuters) | 19 June 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Chevron Corp by preventing Ecuadorean villagers and their American lawyer from trying to collect […]

19 Jun 2017

IKEA aims to halve food waste at its restaurants by mid-2020

By Anna Ringstrom (Reuters) | 19 June 2017 IKEA, which as well as being the No.1 furniture retailer also runs one of the world’s biggest restaurant chains, aims to halve […]

16 Jun 2017

Swedish pension fund sells out of six firms it says breach Paris climate deal

By Gwladys Fouche (Reuters) | 15 June 2017 OSLO,  – Sweden’s largest national pension fund, AP7, has sold its investments in six companies that it says violate the Paris climate […]

16 Jun 2017

Chinese court jails seven for falsifying pollution data

By Christian Shepherd (Reuters) | 16 June 2017 A court in China on Friday jailed seven people for more than a year each for tampering with air quality monitoring equipment […]

16 Jun 2017

China, ADB launch green financing platform to fight pollution

By David Stanway (Reuters) | 16 June 2017 China and the Asia Development Bank (ADB) have launched a green financing platform to support efforts by small- and medium-sized enterprises to […]

16 Jun 2017

EU approves German fund for managing radioactive waste

By Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters) | 16 June 2017 The European Commission said on Friday it had approved Germany’s plan to create a public fund to deal with radioactive waste. Germany […]

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