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Hundreds of birds fly during sunset in Pontevedra northern Spain. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

19 Apr 2017

Climate change upsets lives guided by nature, Native Americans say

By Ellen Wulfhorst | April 19 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The impacts of climate change stretch from the loss of polar bear habitat to African crop failures to threatening a seasonal […]

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

19 Apr 2017

Rising seas could push some U.S. migration to areas far from coast: study

By Tom James | April 19 2017 (Reuters) Rising sea levels caused by climate change may drive U.S. coastal residents to areas far from the seaboard, not just to adjacent inland […]

Pink flamingos are seen at sunset in the Camargue regional natural park, near Arles, southern France, April 12, 2015. Situated in the delta of the Rhone River on the French Mediterranean coast, classified by UNESCO, the Camargue Biosphere Reserve is made up of a mosaic of lagoons of fresh, brackish and saline wetlands, one of the most important in Europe. The Camargue covers an area of over 930 km? (360 square miles) with an exceptional biological diversity and home to unique breeds of horses and bulls, and more than 400 species of birds including pink flamingos.  The marshy land could be impacted by climate changes and coastal erosion in the future as one scientific model for the year  2100 predicts the ocean level rising 50 cm above current levels, and another estimating a 1 metre level rise. Paris will host the World Climate Summit in 2015, called the COP21.     Picture taken April 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RTX1CR1P

19 Apr 2017

White House meeting on Paris climate deal postponed: official

By Steve Holland | April 19 2017 (Reuters) A White House meeting that was to help determine whether the United States should withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been […]

The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo in this June 13, 2012 file photo. Japan's subsidies for renewable power suppliers have sparked more than $2 billion of investment since they were launched two months ago, as companies and homeowners try to profit from an anti-nuclear energy policy after last year's Fukushima crisis. Picture taken June 13, 2012. To match story JAPAN-ENERGY/RENEWABLES.Credit: REUTERS

17 Apr 2017

FEATURE-In energy starved Indian villages, solar mini-grids light the way

By Rina Chandran | April 17 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A dusty plastic sheet covers a large diesel generator in a corner of a petrol station in Atrauli, a village in […]

Birds fly next to a power plant near the the eastern German town of Leipzig December 6, 2007.  A 190-nation U.N. Climate Change Conference on Bali island took small steps towards a new global deal to fight global warming by 2009 amid disputes about how far China and India should curb rising greenhouse gas emissions.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY) - RTX4GE8

17 Apr 2017

Norway says its greenhouse emissions to fall to 1990 levels by 2020

By Alister Doyle | April 17 2017 (Reuters) Norway’s greenhouse gas emissions will fall to around 1990 levels by 2020, the government said on Wednesday, far from original goals of […]

A boy jumps into the Llanos del Cortes waterfall in Bagaces

17 Apr 2017

Water out of thin air? It can be done, say scientists

By J.D. Capelouto | April 17 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) People living in arid, drought-ridden areas may soon be able to get water straight from a source that’s all around them […]

The slogan 'Climate action' is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 11, 2015. Reuters/Charles Platiau

13 Apr 2017

Emerging nations urge rich countries to honour climate finance pledges – statement

By Elias Glenn | April 13 2017 (Reuters) China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialised countries to honour financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries […]

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured during a sunset in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 8, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. Picture taken on January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4LA8A

13 Apr 2017

World can peak planet-warming emissions by 2020 – ex-UN climate chief

By Alex Whiting | April 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) World emissions must peak by 2020 and decline soon after that if countries are to achieve their Paris climate goals and […]

Roberto da Silva bags plastic PET containers he picked out of the polluted waters of the Tiete River in Santana do Parnaiba, 20 miles (32 km) downriver from Sao Paulo, March 8, 2013. The Tiete, which flows clean from its source and becomes one of Brazil's most polluted rivers as it receives sewage and industrial waste while passing through the center of Sao Paulo, carries with it so much garbage that Da Silva manages to fish some 2,800 kgs (3 tons) of recyclable plastic out of it every month, worth about $4,000 a year, he said. March 22 is World Water Day. Picture taken March 8, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

13 Apr 2017

UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with innovative water balls

By Matthew J. Stock | April 13 2017 (Reuters) Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavored water could help provide a solution to London’s plastic waste problem, according to the […]

Boys swim in a polluted open creek to beat the summer heat in Manila

13 Apr 2017

China slams Shanghai for environmental violations

By David Stanway | April 13 2017 (Reuters) China’s business hub of Shanghai has slacked off in efforts to improve the environment, levying fines too small to deter polluters, hundreds […]

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