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The new Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

29 Apr 2016

Investor network says utilities should face climate change stress tests

By Nina Chestney  (Reuters) | 28 April 2016 Electric utilities should undergo stress tests to show how their business models are in line with limiting global warming, a global network of […]

A view of a solar collector used to heat up and sterile waste from portable toilets, to be used in cooking briquettes. TRF/Geoffrey Kamadi

29 Apr 2016

In Kenya, portable toilets find a new role: protecting trees

By Geoffrey Kamadi | 29 April 2016 NAIVASHA, Kenya, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative […]

A resident living in a flooded area refills plastic containers with drinking water on an improvised "banca" (small boat) in Malabon city, north of Manila, Philippines, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

29 Apr 2016

Innovation needed to turn on climate cash tap for the poor

By Laurie Goering | 29 April 2016 DHAKA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When residents of the low-lying Del Rosario slum settlement in Valenzuela City in the Philippines noticed floodwater was lapping […]

Sawmills that process illegally logged trees from the Amazon rainforest are seen near Rio Pardo, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015.

29 Apr 2016

INTERVIEW-Brazil losing forest the size of two football fields per minute

By Chris Arsenault | 29 April 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Latin America’s largest country is still losing tropical forests the size of two football fields every minute, […]

A northern white rhino, only three of its kind left in the world, moves in an enclosed and constantly protected perimeter ahead of the Giants Club Summit of African leaders and others on tackling poaching of elephants and rhinos, Ol Pejeta conservancy near the town of Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

29 Apr 2016

Africa leaders, conservationists seek end to slaughter of elephants, rhinos

By Edmund Blair (Reuters) | 29 April 2016 The future of Africa’s elephants and rhinos depends on the ability of the continent’s nations to battle together against poaching, Kenya’s president […]

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

28 Apr 2016

EU calculation for handing out free carbon permits flawed: court

By Alissa De Carbonnel (Reuters) | 28 April 2016 BRUSSELS, Europe’s highest court on Thursday ruled that the European Commission’s calculation for handing out free carbon permits to industries was […]

A man speaks on the phone as he walks past solar panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, November 28, 2015. Dubai will spend billions of dollars on generating clean energy, the government said on Saturday, aiming to have solar panels installed on the roofs of all buildings by 2030. The fast-growing desert city state of 2.4 million, located in one of the hottest regions of the world, uses huge amounts of energy to air-condition its skyscrapers and provide water supplies through desalination. The Dubai government will encourage building owners to place solar panels on their roofs and link them to a network of the local power utility, Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said in a statement. All Dubai buildings would have solar cells by 2030. REUTERS/Stringer       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1W9SD

28 Apr 2016

Radical action needed to decarbonise world energy supply – report

By Nina Chestney (Reuters) | 27 April 2016 LONDON, More radical action is needed to decarbonise the world’s energy supply and improve energy efficiency to keep the global temperature rise to […]

A man uses a chainsaw to cut teak logs in a logging camp in Pinlebu township, Sagaing, northern Myanmar, in this picture taken March 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

28 Apr 2016

Myanmar bans lucrative logging in bid to preserve forests

By Timothy Mclaughlin and Aung Hla Tun (Reuters) | 28 April 2016 YANGON, Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps […]

Commuters pass the Town Hall and Council House in Birmingham in central England October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

27 Apr 2016

More urgent action needed on air pollution in Britain-MPs

By Nina Chestney (Reuters) | 27 April 2016 A government plan to tackle air pollution in five major cities in Britain by 2020 will not be enough and more urgent […]

People walk past the closed entrance of a government building in Caracas, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

27 Apr 2016

Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Kai (Reuters) | 26 April 2016 (Adds Maduro, reaction, context) — CARACAS,  – Venezuela’s socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week […]

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