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Snowdrop flowers are seen on a lawn in Klosterneuburg on the first day of spring, March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

23 Apr 2014

Snowdonia hydro-turbine marks major National Trust green energy project

By Jessica Aldred, The Guardian | 23 April 2014 A hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia, Wales will begin generating power on Wednesday in the National Trust‘s first large-scale renewable energy project. Power generated by a turbine installed on […]

A hard hat from an oil worker lies in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, in this June 8, 2010 file photo. The explosion on the drilling rig, which killed 11 workers and spewed oil for 87 straight days, soaked hundreds of miles of Gulf Coast shoreline in caramel-colored oil. Picture taken June 8, 2010. For use with story BP/PLAINTIFFS. Picture taken June 8, 2010.Credit: REUTERS

22 Apr 2014

FEATURE-Many Canadian aboriginals see no compromise on oil sands pipeline

By Julie Gordon | 22 April 2014 (Reuters) – Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway […]

Employees of Soil Machine Dynamics work on a subsea mining machine being built for Nautilus Minerals at Wallsend

21 Apr 2014

The robot is ready – so when will deep sea mining start?

By Stephen Eisenhammer and Silvia Antonioli | 18 April 2014 (Reuters) – The world’s first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up […]

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 /

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 […]

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