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A seal swims by icebergs off the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera base January 23, 2009. REUTERS/Alister Doyle/File Photo

4 Nov 2016

Arctic sea ice retreat pinned to individuals’ emissions: study

By Alister Doyle | November 4 2016 (Reuters) Drive your car 4,000 km (2,500 miles) and its greenhouse gas emissions will melt three square meters (32 square feet) of ice on […]

Pink flamingos are seen at sunset in the Camargue regional natural park, near Arles, southern France, April 12, 2015. Situated in the delta of the Rhone River on the French Mediterranean coast, classified by UNESCO, the Camargue Biosphere Reserve is made up of a mosaic of lagoons of fresh, brackish and saline wetlands, one of the most important in Europe. The Camargue covers an area of over 930 km? (360 square miles) with an exceptional biological diversity and home to unique breeds of horses and bulls, and more than 400 species of birds including pink flamingos.  The marshy land could be impacted by climate changes and coastal erosion in the future as one scientific model for the year  2100 predicts the ocean level rising 50 cm above current levels, and another estimating a 1 metre level rise. Paris will host the World Climate Summit in 2015, called the COP21.     Picture taken April 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RTX1CR1P

4 Nov 2016

Paris climate pact enters into force, focus shifts to action

By Nina Chestney and Valerie Volcovici | November 4 2016 (Reuters) A landmark global accord to combat climate change officially entered into force on Friday, putting pressure on countries to start […]

Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached, host Denmark said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

3 Nov 2016

Merkel rebuffs German minister’s call to step into climate dispute

By Caroline Copley, Hans-Edzard Busemann and Andreas Rinke | November 3 2016 Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rejected a call from her environment minister to intervene in a dispute over how […]

A warning sign for a natural gas pipeline is seen in front of natural gas flares at an oil pump site outside of Williston, North Dakota March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

3 Nov 2016

Obama says U.S. mulling alternate routes for North Dakota pipeline

By Valerie Volcovici | November 3 2016 President Barack Obama said the U.S. government is examining ways to reroute an oil pipeline in North Dakota as it addresses concerns raised by […]

Employees walk in the main office building of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea, in this file photo taken on January 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

3 Nov 2016

Samsung Electronics reviewing ways to limit Note 7 environment impact

By Se Young Lee |  November 3 2016 (Reuters) Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it was reviewing options to limit the potential environmental impact from the firm’s discontinuation […]

A worker at state-owned Pertamina, the country's main retailer of subsidised fuel, fills a vehicle at a petrol station in Jakarta, Nov. 17, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta

3 Nov 2016

New vehicles in U.S. more fuel efficient than ever

By David Shepardson | November 3 2016 (Reuters) New vehicles sold in the United States last year were more fuel efficient than ever before, even as more Americans bought larger trucks […]

An olive ridley turtle hatchling crawls to the ocean after it was released by the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation at Kuta Beach, Bali September 10, 2012. According to the conservation, more than 20,000 eggs were safely relocated to the hatchery since 2002, 80% of which have been successfully hatched and released to the ocean.Credit: REUTERS

3 Nov 2016

Indonesia, Vietnam look to blaze trail for solar in Southeast Asia

By Florence Tan and Wilda Asmarini | November 3 2016 (Reuters) Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets […]

File photo of the sun setting behind power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near the eastern German town of Dessau July 27, 2007. Subsidies levied on German consumers to support renewable power will rise by 47 percent next year, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to keep energy costs in check ahead of a federal election next year. Merkel's decision to abandon nuclear power following last year's Fukushima disaster has led to a growing need for alternative energy sources, causing higher charges that are tagged on to consumers' energy bills.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files   (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

1 Nov 2016

Portuguese renewables developer EDPR quietly upstages power giants

By Geert De Clercq | November 1 2016 The best performer in Europe’s turbulent utilities industry is a little-known Portuguese renewables company whose media-shy chief executive has won the confidence of […]

Gas tanks of Tokyo Gas Co.,Ltd are seen in the city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

1 Nov 2016

FACTBOX-10 facts about fast urban growth on World Cities Day

By Priyanka Moorjani | November 1 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  As the world sees the biggest wave of urban growth in history, with millions of people flocking to the fast-growing […]

A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

1 Nov 2016

Indigenous youth and the climate chaos resistance in Peru

By Majandra Rodriguez Acha | November 1 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Despite odds, indigenous youth in Peru are taking action, and implementing powerful local solutions to the climate chaos around them […]

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