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An electricity pylon is seen above a solar power plant which is under construction on a hill in Wuhu, Anhui province, September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

1 Oct 2014

Solar energy could dominate electricity by 2050: IEA

29 September 2014 (Reuters) – Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the […]

File photo of rhinos seen at the Mafikeng Game Reserve in the North West province. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

1 Oct 2014

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

By Tom Miles | 29 September 2014 (Reuters) – The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster […]

Euro and Swiss Francs notes are seen in this illustration picture

29 Sep 2014

Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

By Astrid Zweynert | 22 September 2014 LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the power to […]

An investor sits under a stock index board on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market in this January 31, 2011 file photo. A rebound in private equity activity in the Middle East is providing a ray of hope to the region's mergers and acquisitions business, which is struggling with weak asset values and skittish investors. Picture taken January 31, 2011.Credit: REUTERS

29 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: World’s investors, leaders commit to climate challenge

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme | 29 September 2014 The Secretary-General’s Climate Summit has put the global conversation on climate change […]

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (R) before addressing the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York, September 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

28 Sep 2014

China embraces carbon pricing and UN takes a shine to plan

By Valerie Volcovici | 26 September 2014 (Reuters) – Millions of visitors and residents could hardly miss the message projected on the side of the world famous United Nations building […]

Solar system installer Thomas Bywater adjusts new solar panels on the roof of a house in Sydney in this August 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

28 Sep 2014

Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solar

By Tracy Rucinski and Byron Kaye | 28 September 2014 (Reuters) – A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes […]

Coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be seen suffering from bleaching in this April 25, 1998 file photo. Australia will create the largest network of marine parks in the world, protecting waters covering an area as large as India while banning oil and gas exploration and limiting commercial fishing in some of the most sensitive areas.Credit: Reuters

25 Sep 2014

Obama to designate world’s largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific

24 September 2014 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday will designate the largest marine sanctuary in the world in an area of the Pacific Ocean that will be off-limits […]

Activists hold a banner as they lead a march of tens of thousands down 6th Avenue during the People's Climate March through Midtown, New York

25 Sep 2014

U.N. climate summit falls short for marchers, world’s poorest

By Megan Rowling | 24 September 2014 BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Leaders at the U.N. climate summit in New York made too few commitments on curbing climate change to […]

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

23 Sep 2014

U.S. energy infrastructure revamp may unlock $6 trillion market: Kerry

By Valerie Volcovici |22 September 2014 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the […]

A mangrove plant grows on a shore in Cancun June 21, 2010. In the 40 years since Cancun was founded, countless acres of mangrove forests up and down Mexico's Caribbean Coast have been lost - and the destruction continues. Now many scientists say that mangrove forests can help slow climate change, and are desperate to save them. Picture taken June 21, 2010. To match Feature CLIMATE/MANGROVES  REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)

23 Sep 2014

Hollande says France to offer $1 billion to climate fund for poor

By Valerie Volcovici | 23 September 2014 (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday announced that France will contribute $1 billion to a near-empty global fund to help poor […]

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