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New regulations will oblige companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to measure and report on their carbon emissions from April 2013. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS

17 Apr 2014

EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

By Ben Garside | 16 April 2014 (Reuters) – The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc’s industries can compete in global markets while meeting […]

Neon signs on electronics shops are tuned off to save energy in Tokyo's Akihabara district March 18, 2011. CREDIT: REUTERS/TORU HANAI

17 Apr 2014

Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

by Osamu Tsukimori | 17 April 2014 (Reuters) – Japan’s power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long […]

tulips; credit: PhotographerYves Herman

14 Apr 2014

Reuters Wider Image: Life in bloom

Lisse, Netherlands  13 Apr 2014 Photographer Yves Hermam Fields of flowers lie stretched out near Keukenhof park in the Netherlands, adding splashes of vibrant red, bright yellow and dusky blue […]

A Pine Pink Orchid is seen at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida

14 Apr 2014

‘Million Orchid’ project to revive native Florida flowers

By Zachary Fagenson | 14 April 2014 (Reuters) – Inside a small bright lab, nestled behind sprawling Banyan trees in Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, scientists and volunteers tend to […]

To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

14 Apr 2014

Step up action to curb global warming, or risks rise: U.N.

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent | 14 April 2014 (Reuters) – A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and […]

The sun sets behind power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near Dessau

10 Apr 2014

New EU rules on energy funding phase out subsidies for renewables

By Barbara Lewis and Foo Yun Chee | 10 April 2014 (Reuters) – Funding green energy will become harder under EU rules published on Wednesday designed to replace subsidies with […]

UNEPfeature: Credit Gil C / Shutterstock.com

8 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: In historic event, environment to be placed at heart of global agenda

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director | 8 April 2014 The environment is set to take centre stage this June with the holding of a landmark meeting […]

Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant near Shanghai March 26, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria

7 Apr 2014

Time running out to meet global warming target: U.N. report

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent | 7 April 2014 (Reuters) – World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed […]

Fish swim in the Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca. REUTERS/Dani Cardona

7 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The high seas under threat

By Jonathon Cini, World Economic Forum | 7 April 2014 Managing the Global Commons is emerging as a key challenge of the 21st century. Existing governance structures are no longer […]

A view of the city skyline from the Shanghai Financial Center building

3 Apr 2014

VW to build plug-in hybrid cars in China as pollution reforms open the market: sources

3 April 2014 (Reuters) – Volkswagen plans to make plug-in cars in China, company sources say, seeing a big potential market as the country’s leaders fight hazardous levels of air […]

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