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Pedestrians walk along a footpath in front of a massive chimney billowing smoke for a coal-burning power station in central Beijing January 12, 2012. China, with 1.34 billion people, is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases which totals around a quarter of the world's CO2. This is more than the United States, historically the world's top emitter. A recent study from U.S. researchers states that China could peak in emissions by 2030 or earlier, with Chinese demand for appliances, buildings and much industry reaching "saturation" around then. Beijing has resisted officially spelling out when its emissions could peak saying they should be allowed to grow out of poverty while rich nations lead the way in cutting carbon.Credit: REUTERS

20 Mar 2017

Global energy CO2 emissions could be cut by 70 pct by 2050 -IRENA

By Nina Chestney | March 20 2017 (Reuters) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be reduced by 70 percent by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, research by the […]

A storing reservoir is seen cracked by prolonged drought in Siheung, south of Seoul June 22, 2012. According to local media, the cumulative rainfall in Seoul from May 1 until June 19 this year totalled 10.6 mm, which is far below the average of 171 mm of the same period annually. The average rainfall of the same period last year measured 173.9 mm. South Korea suffers from the severest drought in over a century amid unusually high temperatures in June, according to local media.Credit: REUTERS

14 Mar 2017

Treating droughts like hurricanes would aid vulnerable areas – researchers

By J.D. Capelouto | March 14 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  It’s a major natural disaster that slowly grows in one place and then moves across a region, gaining intensity and size. […]

A pair of dolphins leap in the wake of Royal Caribbean cruise line ship 'Grandeur of the Seas' July 18, 2013 in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the United States main land.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron

14 Mar 2017

Warming may disrupt four-fifths of world’s oceans by 2050-study

By Alister Doyle | March 14 2017 (Reuters) Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world’s oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the […]

A car drives through the snow in Aley area, eastern Lebanon January 9, 2013. At least 17 people have also died due to the storm in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Schools in some areas have been shut for days, refugee camps flooded and villages isolated by closed roads.Credit: REUTERS

14 Mar 2017

The Alps are losing snow, but people can control how much, researchers say

By J.D. Capelouto | March 14 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) With the European ski season drawing to a close next month, small communities reliant on tourism are starting to feel the […]

People walk along a footbridge across the Yenisei River, in an air temperature of around minus 20 degrees Celsius, in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk

14 Mar 2017

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

By Alister Doyle | March 14 2017 (Reuters) Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who […]

These briquettes, made from human waste mixed with carbonized agricultural residue, burn longer and produce less smoke than traditional charcoal made from trees. Photo courtesy of Sanivation.

9 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How global investors are using climate data

By Paul Simpson, CEO & Co-founder, CDP | 9 March 2017 Revealing new research shows how global investors are using climate data to support smarter investment decision-making. This year marks […]

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

9 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: NRG, Energy Producer and Climate Leader

Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions, and gradually reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As part of our […]

A view of an inactive, open mine pit is seen during a tour of Peabody Energy's Rawhide coal mine near Gillette, Wyoming, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kristina Barker

6 Mar 2017

Pipe dream? China faces daunting task to suck in gas and wean itself off coal

By Meng Meng and Josephine Mason | March 6 2017 (Reuters) China has set itself a staggering task to cure its smothering pollution: switching coal-fired boilers and heating systems in at […]

The Walmart logo is pictured at its store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

3 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A global retailer sees reducing emissions as good for business

At a time of great geo-political change, we sat down with Fred Bedore, Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability at Walmart, to find out more about Walmart’s approach to […]

An aerial view shows the Amazon rainforest at the Bom Futuro National Forest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

3 Mar 2017

Ancient human tree cultivation shaped Amazon landscape

By Will Dunham | March 3 2017 (Reuters) Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a […]

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