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A woman counts her U.S. dollar bills at a money changer in Jakarta June 13, 2012. Indonesia's central bank sold $700 million of its first dollar-denominated term deposits on Wednesday, in an effort to relieve a local scarcity of the U.S. currency.REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: BUSINESS)

21 Nov 2014

Climate change investment falls for second year in 2013

By Megan Rowling | 21 November 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Global investment in tackling climate change fell for a second year in 2013 to $331 billion, largely due to […]

A street lamp is seen in front of the Datong second coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts of Datong, Shanxi province, in this November 20, 2009 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL.Credit: REUTERS

20 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Views on the U.S.- China climate announcment

20 November 2014 There have been a variety of views on the recent announcement of collaboration by the U.S. and China to cap GHG emissions.  Even last night, Secretary-General Ban […]

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

19 Nov 2014

Exclusive: NRG betting big on rooftop solar in California

By Nichola Groom | 18 November 2014 (Reuters) – U.S. power company NRG Energy Inc aims to grab a bigger piece of the residential solar industry by expanding its business […]

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17 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A congress convenes for the planet

Every 10 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) convenes a global congress of leaders.  These are politicians, heads of NGOs, conservationists, human-rights activists, bankers, lawyers and c-level […]

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16 Nov 2014

Hollande raises spectre of war over climate change

(Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said failure to address global warming could lead to war, and called on G20 countries to act ahead of a climate change conference in […]

Energy saving light bulb is illuminated within a lamp shade in an office in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

14 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the US can save billions by reducing electricity use

Published in partnership with the   By Rebecca Gasper | 12 Novmeber 2014 A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to reduce […]

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)

14 Nov 2014

Obama to pledge $3 billion for international climate fund

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce a $3 billion U.S. contribution to the green climate fund, an international effort to help poor countries cope with the affects of climate […]

Illustration: by Tavis Coburn

14 Nov 2014

Packaged Good: Your fish, an albatross and bio-based packaging

By Thomson Reuters | 14 November 2014 In 1997 the oceanographer Captain Charles Moore was sailing across the Pacific Ocean when he began to notice a disturbing amount of garbage […]

A tourist boat, decorated with green lights, travels on the Pearl River amid heavy haze in Guangzhou, Guangdong province March 3, 2014. 

Credit: Reuters/Alex Lee

12 Nov 2014

China-US climate pact ‘heartening’ but short of what’s needed: IPCC

By Alister Doyle | 12 November 2014 (Reuters) – A deal between China and the United States to combat global warming is “heartening” although it falls short of the action […]

Storm clouds form near a BP station in Alexandria, Virginia. REUTERS/Molly Riley

11 Nov 2014

U.S. judge rejects BP bid to oust Gulf spill claims chief

By Jonathan Stempel | 10 November 2014 (Reuters) – BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages […]

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