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21 Jul 2017

China seen making 25 percent more solar panels in 2017

By Muyu Xu (Reuters) | 20 July 2017 BEIJING – China’s solar industry is expected to produce 25 percent more panels in 2017 than last year, supported by domestic sales […]

21 Jul 2017

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

By Emily Flitter (Reuters) | 20 July 2017 NEW YORK – Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air […]

21 Jul 2017

Paying Uganda farmers not to cut down trees halved deforestation – study

By Ben Seabrook (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 20 July 2017 LONDON – Paying Ugandan farmers not to chop down trees cut deforestation in half and was almost 50 times more […]

21 Jul 2017

Countries awarded for combating crisis of desertification

By Matthew Ponsford (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 20 July 2017 LONDON – Six countries that are tackling the “silent, invisible crisis” of land erosion were chosen by the United Nations […]

19 Jul 2017

Beijing aims to curb city’s use of coal by 2020

By Muyu Xu (Reuters) | 19 July 2017 BEIJING – China’s capital city Beijing is aiming to cut its coal consumption to below 5 million tonnes by 2020 and limit […]

19 Jul 2017

Indian builders pledge “green” homes in race to meet climate goals

By Rina Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 19 July 2017 MUMBAI – India’s top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, […]

19 Jul 2017

EU mulls green finance labels to boost market, tackle ‘greenwashing’

By Francesco Guarascio (Reuters) | 18 July 2017 BRUSSELS – The European Union is considering the introduction of new labels to classify green financial products in an attempt to boost […]

18 Jul 2017

Insurers paid out $19.5 billion for natural disasters in first half: Munich Re

By Maria Sheahan (Reuters) | 18 July 2017 FRANKFURT – Insurers paid out around $19.5 billion for natural disaster claims in the first half of 2017, almost 40 percent less […]

18 Jul 2017

In coal-focused Pakistan, a wind power breeze is blowing

By Rina Saeed Khan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 17 July 2017 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is beginning to reap the benefits of Chinese investment in renewable energy infrastructure, with the opening […]

18 Jul 2017

Asia faces disaster from soaring temperatures if climate change unchecked – scientists

By Thin Lei Win ( Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 14 July 2017 BANGKOK – Climate change will bring soaring temperatures, more intense storms, erratic rainfall, plummeting crop yields and a collapse of […]

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