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Boys swim in a polluted open creek to beat the summer heat in Manila

13 Apr 2017

China slams Shanghai for environmental violations

By David Stanway | April 13 2017 (Reuters) China’s business hub of Shanghai has slacked off in efforts to improve the environment, levying fines too small to deter polluters, hundreds […]

North and South Tarawa are seen from the air in the central Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Kiribati consists of a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. May 23, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

11 Apr 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The view of climate change from 3 islands

You won’t find climate skeptics living on these islands.  For them, climate change equates to being irreparably and deliberately harmed by the rest of the world.  Here are three stories […]

The sun rises behind the billowing chimneys of a power station in Berlin, November 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

7 Apr 2017

World investment in green power down, money went further in 2016 -report

By Vera Eckert | April 7 2017 (Reuters) Record levels of renewable energy capacity were added across the world in 2016 but the falling costs of green power equipment led […]

City workers cross London Bridge during the evening rush-hour in the City of London

7 Apr 2017

Make climate change an economic – not green – issue, urges ex-president of Maldives

By Laurie Goering | April 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Winning effective action on climate change will require treating the problem less as an environmental or human rights crisis and more […]

Electric power windmills and lines are seen on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal August 2, 2016. Picture taken August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

30 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Xcel Energy, Climate Leader’s vision for 2050

29 March 2017 Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions performance, and reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As […]

A participant poses with a replica of the planet during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  - RTX1XPEY

29 Mar 2017

China, EU reaffirm climate action after Trump backs away

By Ben Blanchard and Alister Doyle | March 29 2017 (Reuters) Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday […]

Torrelavega, Spain
Smoke billows from a factory during sunset in the northern Spanish town of Torrelavega, March 12, 2005. The British government said on March 11, 2005 it would launch legal proceedings against the European Union (EU) over plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, which is designed to improve the world's climate. The EU emissions trading system aims to cut CO2 output as part of the 25-nation bloc's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

29 Mar 2017

Pollution from international trade killed 700,000 in one year – scientists

By J.D. Capelouto | March 29 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Air pollution from industries making goods for export are linked to more than 700,000 premature deaths worldwide in a single year, […]

The moon rises over Arctic ice near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.  Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

28 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Economic growth intertwined with climate stewardship

Source: World Resources Institute | 28 March 2017 STATEMENT: Trump Executive Order a Sweeping Attack on U.S. Climate Action According to media reports, President Trump will sign a sweeping Executive […]

A Hyundai BlueOn electric car is displayed at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, September 28, 2012. The Paris auto show opens its doors to the public from September 29 to October 14.Credit: REUTERS

27 Mar 2017

Germany increases electric car charging points 27 percent in 2016

By Vera Eckert | March 27 2017 (Reuters) The number of electric car charging points for public use in Germany rose by 27 percent last year, including hundreds more fast-charging […]

A prototype of a floating barrier to try to collect and clean trash from the world's oceans is pictured in the port of Scheveningen, the Netherlands, June 22, 2016.  The Ocean Cleanup /Handout via REUTERS

27 Mar 2017

Stop treating oceans as ‘waste swimming pool’: U.N.’s FAO chief

By Alister Doyle  March 27 2017 (Reuters) The world must stop treating the oceans as a “waste swimming pool” for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the […]

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