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A villager walks in front of Kamojang geothermal power plant near Garut, in Indonesia's West Java province, March 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta

2 Sep 2015

Indonesia to pledge to make deeper emission cuts by 2030

By Bernadette Christina | 2 September 2015 Indonesia will pledge to increase its commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions growth by 29 percent by 2030, the environment and forestry minister […]

U.S. President Barack Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

2 Sep 2015

Obama visits Arctic community to discuss Native issues

By Roberta Rampton and Steve Quinn | 2 September 2015 President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic […]

An area deforested by illegal gold mining is seen in a zone known as Mega 14, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios in this July 13, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Janine Costa

2 Sep 2015

Tree loss slows, but covers area twice size of Portugal in 2014: study

By Michael Taylor | 2 September 2015 The rate at which trees were cut down slowed globally for a third year in a row in 2014, but tree loss still […]

Men fish next to cracked ground as the Atibainha dam lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

2 Sep 2015

Largest Ever Citizen Consultation on Climate Change

Source: UNEP 28 August 2015 The vast majority of global citizens – almost 80 per cent – feel very concerned about the impacts of climate change, whilst two out of […]

E85 ethanol fuel is shown being pumped into a vehicle at a gas station selling alternative fuels in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007.       REUTERS/Jason Reed

1 Sep 2015

With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy

By Megan Rowling | 1 September 2015 BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After oil prices hit a record high in July 2008, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands […]

Customers inspect kitchen stoves at an electronic store in Stavropol, southern Russia, December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR4IF1X

1 Sep 2015

Flameless gas stoves more efficient and cleaner, say inventors

Edward Baran | 2 September 2015 Polish firm markets flameless gas stoves which it says are far more efficient and cleaner than open-flame models. Edward Baran reports. It may look […]

An aerial view of a clearing at a forest in Indonesia's Sumatra island, August 5, 2010. Indonesia and Australia launched a A$30 million project to fight deforestation in Sumatra as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost a planned forest-carbon trading scheme on March this year. Indonesia, like Brazil, is on the front line of efforts to curb deforestation that is a major contributor to mankind's greenhouse gas emissions that scientists blame for heating up the planet. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) - RTR2H27M

1 Sep 2015

Indonesia looks to increase emissions cut pledge ahead of Paris meet

By Michael Taylor | 31 August 2015 Indonesia is looking to increase its current pledges on cutting emissions growth, a senior government adviser said on Monday, with a final decision […]

Journalists and researchers walk up to Ban Sob Moei, a Thai village located at the confluence of Moei and Salween rivers, which is threatened by the planned Hatgyi dam in Myanmar November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thin Lei Win

1 Sep 2015

As the need for power surges, are small – or big – dams the answer?

By Stella Paul | 28 August 2015 STOCKHOLM, Aug 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more […]

People cool off in the water at the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York, Aug. 18, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

1 Sep 2015

U.N. climate talks begin divided, but with hope for Paris accord

By Alister Doyle | 31 August 2015 Chances that governments will work out a U.N. accord to combat climate change in December seem brighter than in the run-up to a […]

An aerial picture shows smoke rising from the debris among shipping containers at the site of Wednesday night's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

28 Aug 2015

China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site

By Ben Blanchard | 28 August 2015 China’s Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will report […]

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