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An iceberg carved from a glacier floats in the Jacobshavn fjord in south-west Greenland in this undated handout photograph released on September 20, 2006. Greenland's massive ice sheet is melting much quicker than scientists had estimated and the pace has accelerated lately, according to research published on Wednesday. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  REUTERS/Konrad Steffen/University of Colorado/Handout  (BRITAIN)

20 Dec 2014

Greenland ice may be melting faster than predicted

16 December 2014 | REUTERS Video   (Reuters) Scientists say sea levels may rise faster than previously thought as they gain new insights about the rate at which the Greenland […]

A businessman passes by the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo March 18, 2009. Japan's central bank said on Wednesday it would increase the purchase of government bonds by almost a third as the government prepares more spending to help the economy in its worst recession since World War Two.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao(JAPAN BUSINESS)

18 Dec 2014

Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate

By Ross Kerber and Hilary Russ | 18 December 2014 (Reuters) – A “green” bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and […]

Harvested wheat is inspected by farmer Joff Sowray at Humberton Farm near Boroughbridge, northern England October 26, 2012. Britain will be a net importer of wheat for the first time in a decade this year, turning customer to its traditional export rivals after a disease-ravaged harvest, much of which fails to meet the quality required for bread.Credit: REUTERS

17 Dec 2014

Back to the future: Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture

By Chris Arsenault | 16 December 2014 ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost […]

Delegates talk during a break at a plenary session of the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 20 in Lima December 12, 2014. About 190 nations were at a crossroads about how boldly to combat global warming on the final day of United Nations talks in Lima on Friday amid fears that low ambition could undermine a U.N. climate summit in Paris next year. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) - RTR4HTVZ

14 Dec 2014

U.N. talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015

By Alister Doyle and Valerie Volcovici | 14 December 2014 (Reuters) – About 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to […]

Desol at beach

13 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Desolenator

This brief interview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World, a series Thomson Reuters Sustainability is producing on new innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the […]

Torrelavega, Spain
Smoke billows from a factory during sunset in the northern Spanish town of Torrelavega, March 12, 2005. The British government said on March 11, 2005 it would launch legal proceedings against the European Union (EU) over plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, which is designed to improve the world's climate. The EU emissions trading system aims to cut CO2 output as part of the 25-nation bloc's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

11 Dec 2014

Kerry tells all nations to work on climate to avoid ‘tragedy’

By Patricia Zengerle and Valerie Volcovici | 11 December 2014 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for all nations to work for […]

A cadet cleans mangroves covered in oil slick near the seaside in Mumbai, India,August 21, 2010.REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

11 Dec 2014

Protecting mangroves can lower disaster risks, offer cash: experts

BY SALEEM SHAIKH | 11 December 2014 LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Better protecting the world’s fast-disappearing mangroves could have big economic, social and environmental benefits, experts said at the […]

The Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Orion spacecraft lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 5, 2014.    REUTERS/Scott Audette

6 Dec 2014

Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center in Florida

By Barbara Liston | 5 December 2014 (Reuters) – Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in […]

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

6 Dec 2014

California drought, high temperatures create worst conditions in 1,200 years: study

5 December 2014 (Reuters) – A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California’s three-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study […]

The European flag (top L) flies amongst EU member countries' national flags in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg October 12, 2012. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award seen as morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its debt crisis. The committee praised the 27-nation EU for rebuilding after World War Two and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.Credit: REUTERS

5 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: To stay competitive, EU must increase its efficiency

By Magda Stoczkiewicz,  Director, Friends of the Earth Europe | 5 December 2014 Resource efficiency is in danger of slipping off the EU’s agenda and we should all be worried. […]

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