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High tide begins to flood a street on the shoreline area of Milford, Connecticut as Hurricane Sandy approaches October 29, 2012. The storm began battering the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground.Credit: REUTERS

31 Jul 2014

IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change

31 July 2014 (Reuters) – Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels […]

Labourers work on a steel bar on the 18th floor of "The Wave" at Rasuna Epicentrum construction site in Jakarta

30 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: New regulation, investment, for green banking age in developing world

30 July 2014 Mr. Mark Burrows, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, joined us to offer a brief take on the evolving landscape of regulation […]

New regulations will oblige companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to measure and report on their carbon emissions from April 2013. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS

29 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Carbon Pricing – Is it inevitable, profitable?

By Tom Kerr, Lead Climate Policy Officer, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group | 29 July 2014 A dangerously warming planet is not just an environmental challenge – it is a […]

To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

28 Jul 2014

California and Mexico sign pact to fight climate change

By Rory Carroll | 28 July 2014 (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement […]

he Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image

25 Jul 2014

Arctic oil well blowout could spread more than 1,000 km: WWF study

By Nia Williams | 25 July 2014 (Reuters) – Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada’s Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in […]

A tire rests on the dry bed of Lake Mendocino, a key Mendocino County reservoir, in Ukiah

24 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities, businesses, working to manage climate risk

By Larissa Bulla, head of CDP’s cities programme | 24 July 2014 The world is nearly five times more disaster prone than it was four decades ago due to climate […]

Smoking chimneys and cooling tower of a coal-burning power plant are seen next to electric pylons on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province December 6, 2012. China will spend 350 billion yuan ($56 billion) by 2015 to curb air pollution in major cities, the environmental watchdog said on Wednesday.Credit: REUTERS

24 Jul 2014

China’s coal industry says times are hard, outlook worse

(Reuters) – More than 70 percent of China’s coal firms are making losses, the head of the coal industry association said on Thursday, with prices eroded by falling demand growth, […]

A naturally occurring oil seep is seen in McKittrick

21 Jul 2014

California reviews fracking water disposal amid contamination concerns

By Rory Carroll | 18 July 2014 (Reuters) – California on Friday said it would review wells where oil drilling waste water from the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or […]

Smoke is released into the sky at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in San Pedro. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

19 Jul 2014

U.S. approves plan to open Atlantic to oil reserve surveys

(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday approved a plan that would allow companies to assess oil resources off the Atlantic Coast, angering environmental groups that worried the plan will […]

The words "Fuel Cell" is seen on a body of Toyota Motor Corp's prototype fuel cell vehicle sedan car during a news conference at the company's showroom in Tokyo

19 Jul 2014

Japan PM says will offer about $20,000 subsidy for fuel-cell cars

(Reuters) – Japan will offer at least 2 million yen ($19,700) in subsidies for fuel-cell vehicles, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said according to media, as the government and Japanese carmakers […]

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