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Mwamvua Ali, a butterfly farmer in Pete village in Zanzibar’s Unguja island, puts out ripe mangoes in a netted cage to attract butterflies. TRF/Zuberi Mussa

24 Feb 2017

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

By Leopold Obi | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves […]

cars are pictured during a rush hour traffic jam on Guomao Bridge in Beijing July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

24 Feb 2017

FEATURE-Can Barcelona ‘superblocks’ cut traffic and clean up city air?

By Sophie Davies | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The daily life and work of Gabrielle Green, a language teacher in the Spanish city of Barcelona, just got that […]

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. California aims to slow climate change by putting a price on carbon -- a low, low starting price. The program is the last, keystone step in a controversial half-decade push to green the state's business for the good of the planet and the economy. Picture taken February 9, 2011. To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

24 Feb 2017

Investors urged to quench growing thirst for climate-friendly finance

By Megan Rowling | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) India, like many developing countries, is grappling with how to fund a massive increase in its clean energy supplies as part […]

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

23 Feb 2017

Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change

By Alister Doyle | February 23 2017 (Reuters) Ocean scientists will pick 50 coral reefs worldwide to test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing that threatens […]

Torrelavega, Spain
Smoke billows from a factory during sunset in the northern Spanish town of Torrelavega, March 12, 2005. The British government said on March 11, 2005 it would launch legal proceedings against the European Union (EU) over plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, which is designed to improve the world's climate. The EU emissions trading system aims to cut CO2 output as part of the 25-nation bloc's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

22 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does ‘climate leadership’ mean for companies?

By Kevin Moss, Global Director of the World Resources Institute Business Center, WRI’s program that helps the private sector develop strategies that support sustainable strategies and drive growth, and Tim […]

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

21 Feb 2017

Bolivia seeks $250 mln from Green Climate Fund to tackle drought – FAO

By Sophie Hares | February 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Drought-hit Bolivia will seek $250 million from the Green Climate Fund for projects to bolster water management and food security, said […]

A worker walks through the installed solar modules at the Naini solar power plant in Allahabad March 21, 2012. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

20 Feb 2017

INTERVIEW- Solar-powered Africa “never more possible and less expensive” – energy chief

By Maina Waruru | February 20 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A “solar revolution” is coming to Africa, comparable in scale and importance to the rapid surge in mobile phone use […]

Adelie penguins stand atop ice near the French station at Dumont d'Urville in East Antarctica in this January 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files

20 Feb 2017

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January – UN

By Tom Miles | February 20 2017 (Reuters) The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World […]

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

17 Feb 2017

New solar-reflecting film can cool homes without air con – scientists

By Alex Whiting | February 17 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) While Australians struggle to keep their air conditioners humming as a heatwave threatens to overwhelm the country’s power grid, U.S. scientists […]

Wads of Pound Sterling banknotes are pictured at the GSA company's headquarters in Vienna

16 Feb 2017

Swedish bank SEB issues first green bond raising $532 million

By Nina Chestney | February 1 62017 (Reuters) Swedish banking group SEB issued its first green bond last week, raising 500 million euros ($532 million) for loans to low-carbon projects, […]

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