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A couple walks on a beach at dusk in Atlantic City October 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

3 Jan 2017

FACTBOX – Five U.S. cities at the forefront of the fight against climate change

By Sebastien Malo | January 3 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) From coast to coast, U.S. cities have multiplied their efforts to emit fewer greenhouse gases and brace for climate change-driven […]

Ripe cocoa pods are seen in a cocoa plantation at the San Miguel farm in Matagalpa, Nicaragua January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

29 Dec 2016

Weather good for Ivorian main cocoa crop despite price concerns

By Loucoumane Coulibaly | December 28 2016 (Reuters) Patchy light rains mixed with hot weather and mild Harmattan winds last week in most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa growing regions should […]

Hurricane Leslie is seen in this NOAA satellite image taken at 1515 EDT (1715 GMT) September 5, 2012. Leslie has become the sixth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the forecast track shows Leslie accelerating through Saturday and passing very near Bermuda Sunday morning. Leslie is moving north at about two mph (four km/h) with top sustained winds of 75 mph (115 km/h) according to the National Hurricane Center.Credit: REUTERS

29 Dec 2016

El Nino-linked cyclones to increase in Pacific with global warming -research

By Umberto Bacchi | December 28 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Small Pacific island states could be hit by more tropical cyclones during future El Nino weather patterns due to climate […]

Michael, 4, refreshes his face at a fountain on a hot summer day in central Brussels, Belgium July 2, 2015. The United Nations warned on Wednesday of the dangers posed by hot weather, especially to children and the elderly, as much of Europe sweltered in a heatwave whose intensity it blamed on climate change. REUTERS/Yves Herman - RTX1IS2E

29 Dec 2016

Earth’s temperature to dip but still sizzle in 2017

By Alister Doyle, Stephanie Nebehay and Nina Chestney | December 28 2016 (Reuters) World temperatures are likely to dip next year from a sizzling record high in 2016, when man-made global […]

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is deployed by the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-48) in this NASA handout photo dated September 1991. The defunct NASA satellite is expected to fall back to Earth on Friday, showering debris somewhere on the planet although scientists cannot predict exactly where, officials said. UARS operated for 14 years, collecting measurements of ozone and other chemicals in the atmosphere. Since completing its mission in 2005, the satellite has been slowly losing altitude, tugged by Earth's gravity.Credit: Reuters

22 Dec 2016

China launches carbon-tracking satellite into space: Xinhua

By Engen Tham | December 22 2016 (Reuters) China launched a satellite to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions early on Thursday, the latest step in efforts to cut its carbon footprint, […]

Traders look at computer screens on the trading floor of Bankinter bank during a Spanish bond auction in Madrid September 20, 2012. Spain's 10-year borrowing costs fell to just below 5.7 percent - their lowest level since January - in an auction on Thursday. But relief from market pressure may be short lived as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hesitates over whether to request an international bailout.Credit: REUTERS

22 Dec 2016

Digital media are shaking up reporting on climate change

By James Painter | December 22 2016 (Reuters) Recent research by Yale and George Mason Universities found that three quarters of Americans “rarely or never discuss global warming with family or friends”. […]

An Adelie penguin stands atop a block of melting ice near the French station at Dumont díUrville in East Antarctica in this January 23, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files

22 Dec 2016

Temperatures around North Pole leap close to melting point

By Alister Doyle | December 22 2016 (Reuters) Temperatures around the North Pole surged close to melting point on Thursday as a freak blast of warm air blanketed an Arctic region […]

Bees are seen gathering pollen on a large sunflower, part of a labyrinth made of some 8,000 sunflowers in Mons, Belgium July 17, 2015.   REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

22 Dec 2016

2016: A year of transition from talk to action on climate change

By Megan Rowling | December 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When it comes to climate change and the battle to keep it in check, 2016 was a year of extremes. The […]

Vehicles drive on Three Ring Road and Jianwai Street in central Beijing

21 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Friedman Prescription

By Robert Walker | Population Institute The world may appear to be rudderless and dangerously adrift, but in his newest book, Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman takes a decidedly […]

The Homer Ferrington gas drilling rig, operated by Noble Energy and drilling in an offshore block on concession from the Cypriot government, is seen during President Demetris Christofias' visit in the east Mediterranean, Nicosia November 21, 2011. The visit is part of an exploration project condemned by rival Turkey in a row over offshore hydrocarbon deposits.Credit: REUTERS

20 Dec 2016

Obama prepares to block drilling in Arctic, Atlantic – Bloomberg

By Anya George Tharakan and Emily Stephenson | December 20 2016 (Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the […]

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