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U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) smile after giving their opening statement at Hyderabad House in New Delhi January 25, 2015. In a glow of bonhomie, Obama and Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

26 Jan 2015

Obama backs India’s solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

By Krishna N. Das | 26 January 2015 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India’s ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra […]

A worker of SABESP, a Brazilian enterprise of Sao Paulo state, that provides water and sewage services to residential, commercial and industrial areas walks through a dry Jaguary dam as a result of a long drought period that hit the state of Sao Paulo in Braganca Paulista, 100 km from Sao Paulo January 31, 2014. This has been the hottest January on record in parts of Brazil, and the heat plus a severe drought has fanned fears of water shortages, crop damage, and higher electricity bills that could drag down the economy during an election year for President Dilma Rousseff.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

24 Jan 2015

U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014

By Alister Doyle  | 22 January 2015 (Reuters) – The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a […]

The moon rises over Arctic ice near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.  Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

21 Jan 2015

Norway moves Arctic ice edge north, oil firms on alert

BY ALISTER DOYLE | 20 January 2015 (Reuters) – Norway’s government invited firms to drill for oil and gas further inside the Arctic Circle on Tuesday, putting it at loggerheads […]

A villager with his bicycle walks on the banks of the Kuakhai River on a hot summer day, on the outskirts of eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar June 9, 2014. Temperatures in Allahabad on Monday reached 37.2 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit), according to information posted on India's metrological department website. REUTERS/Stringer

16 Jan 2015

Last year was Earth’s hottest on record, U.S. scientists say

By Irene Klotz | 16 January 2015 (Reuters) – Last year was Earth’s hottest on record in a new sign that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels […]

The front of the U.S. Supreme Court which reads 'Equal Justice Under Law' is seen in Washington July 19, 2005. UNICS REUTERS/Larry Downing

13 Jan 2015

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in California water dispute

By Lawrence Hurley | 12 January 2015 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by California growers and local water management agencies to federal guidelines that […]

An artwork entitled "Between Earth and Clouds" by Nigerian artist Bright Ugochukwu Eke is displayed at the Durban Art Gallery, Nov. 24, 2011. The work is made up of hundreds of small packets of water, some filled with carbon. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

10 Jan 2015

Breakingviews: Water woes could open taps on corporate risk

By Antony Currie | 5 January 2015 The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.  Water is set to become a more serious risk for […]

Toyota Motor Corp's Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada poses next to the company's newly developed compact electric vehicle eQ after a news conference in Tokyo September 24, 2012. Toyota will release 21 new hybrid vehicle models over the next three years, the Japanese automaker said on Monday.Credit: REUTERS

9 Jan 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The clean vehicle revolution in the United States

Published in partnership with       By Kristin Meek | 6 January 2015 The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States A new […]

Indian soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13 2014. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ENVIRONMENT ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX17BSV

8 Jan 2015

For Obama, Indian parade may be a bit too breathtaking

(Reuters) – It may not rain on President Barack Obama’s parade when he comes to New Delhi this month for India’s Republic Day celebrations at the invitation of Prime Minister […]

Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant at Changchun, Jilin January 22, 2013. Picture was taken through a tinted window. Picture taken January 22, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

5 Jan 2015

Beijing pollution levels fall slightly in 2014

5 January 2015 (Reuters) – Beijing recorded a slight drop in smog levels in 2014, the municipal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Sunday, though some pollutants remained at 150 percent […]

Members of an honour guard march after an official welcoming ceremony near Tiananmen Gate, on a heavily hazy day in Beijing October 24, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee

2 Jan 2015

China plans to extend green vehicle subsidies until 2020

30 December 2014 (Reuters) – China will extend subsidies for new energy “green” vehicles to 2020, according to draft rules published on Tuesday, extending the current incentive scheme which expires […]

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