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Smoke billows from the chimneys of a heating plant in Jilin, Jilin province, China, in this January 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

Source: By Peter Fairley (Ensia) | 12 July 2016 Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate […]

Solar Impulse's Chief Executive Officer and pilot Andre Borschberg flies in the solar-powered HB-SIA prototype airplane during its first successful night flight attempt at Payerne airport July 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo - RTSJNRS

26 Jul 2016

Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy

By Stanley Carvalho (Reuters) | 26 July 2016 A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage […]

An aerial view of a forest fire burning near the village of Bokor, Meranti Islands regency, Riau province, Indonesia in this March 15, 2016 file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/ Rony Muharrman/Antara

26 Jul 2016

UN flexes tech muscle to fight climate change

By Magdalena Mis (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 22 July 2016 New software speeds up making of high-resolution satellite images to monitor changes in land use and forest cover — ROME, – New Google-powered […]

A man walks through a dried-up Sarkhej lake on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad, India, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

21 Jul 2016

Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) | 21 July 2016 GENEVA – The earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the […]

A mountain is reflected in a bay that used to be covered by the Sheldon glacier on the Antarctic peninsula, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Alister Doyle/File Photo

21 Jul 2016

After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill: study

By Alister Doyle (Reuters) | 21 July 2016 Please link here for video on Reuters. OSLO – The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on Earth last century, has […]

An Aedes aegypti mosquitoe is seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Alvin Baez

21 Jul 2016

Heavy rainfall and heat swamp Sri Lanka’s anti-dengue drive

By Amantha Perera (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 21 July 2016 “It’s going to be tough” to control dengue in the future, virologist warns — COLOMBO – High temperatures and unseasonal rains […]

Wind turbines and solar panels are seen at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station from State Grid Corporation of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province, China, in this March 18, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

21 Jul 2016

China launches new alert system to tame wind power investments

By Kathy Chen (Reuters) | 21 July 2016 BEIJING – China has launched a risk alerting system to prevent further investments in wind power generation in certain locations, after large amounts […]

A tractor works on a wheat plantation on land that used to be virgin Amazon rainforest near the city of Santarem, Brazil, April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

21 Jul 2016

Title deeds to Amazon farms give thousands of Brazil’s landless new future

By Chris Arsenault (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 21 July 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO – Like his father, Ismael Freitas spent long days cultivating fruit in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest on land that […]

The logo of Down Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company Exxon Mobil is seen in Encinitas, California April 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

21 Jul 2016

Oil Search bows to ExxonMobil in battle for InterOil

By Sonali Paul (Reuters) | 21 July 2016 Australia’s Oil Search Ltd on Thursday cleared the way for ExxonMobil Corp to take over InterOil Corp for $2.2 billion, opting not […]

An Israeli gas platform is seen in the Mediterranean sea August 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

21 Jul 2016

Insurers ignoring risks of oil, gas investments – study

By Carolyn Cohn (Reuters) | 21 July 2016 Only one percent of insurers globally are assessing the risk of being left with investments in “stranded assets” — oil and gas […]

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