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An attendant prepares to refuel a car at a petrol station in Rome

3 Mar 2017

Mexico tequila maker has a shot at turning agave waste into fuel

By Sophie Hares | March 3 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) One of Mexico’s most famous tequila companies, Herradura, hopes to turn into fuel the thousands of tonnes of waste it generates […]

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province November 27, 2009.  China, the world's largest rice producer and consumer, has approved a locally-developed strain of genetically-modified rice, paving the way for large-scale production in 2 to 3 years, Chinese scientists said on Friday. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS FOOD SCI TECH) - RTXR6PZ

3 Mar 2017

Bangladesh opens first solar-powered food warehouse

By Ruma Paul | March 3 2017 (Reuters) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated on Sunday the country’s first solar-powered food warehouse with a capacity of 25,000 tonnes of grain […]

A jumbo jet takes off shortly after midday from Heathrow Airport in west London. REUTERS/Toby Melville

3 Mar 2017

Biofuels could cut transport emissions – but food may be at risk

By Maina Waruru | March 3 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Growing use of electric vehicles around the world is helping lower climate changing emissions, but some means of transport will be […]

Indian soldiers march during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 13 2014. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ENVIRONMENT ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX17BSV

1 Mar 2017

U.S. military marches forward on green energy, despite Trump

By Timothy Gardner | March 1 2017 President Donald Trump and his top advisors have often scoffed at government support of green energy. His chief strategist called it “madness.” But […]

Mwamvua Ali, a butterfly farmer in Pete village in Zanzibar’s Unguja island, puts out ripe mangoes in a netted cage to attract butterflies. TRF/Zuberi Mussa

24 Feb 2017

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

By Leopold Obi | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves […]

cars are pictured during a rush hour traffic jam on Guomao Bridge in Beijing July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

24 Feb 2017

FEATURE-Can Barcelona ‘superblocks’ cut traffic and clean up city air?

By Sophie Davies | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The daily life and work of Gabrielle Green, a language teacher in the Spanish city of Barcelona, just got that […]

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. California aims to slow climate change by putting a price on carbon -- a low, low starting price. The program is the last, keystone step in a controversial half-decade push to green the state's business for the good of the planet and the economy. Picture taken February 9, 2011. To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

24 Feb 2017

Investors urged to quench growing thirst for climate-friendly finance

By Megan Rowling | February 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) India, like many developing countries, is grappling with how to fund a massive increase in its clean energy supplies as part […]

Coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be seen suffering from bleaching in this April 25, 1998 file photo. Australia will create the largest network of marine parks in the world, protecting waters covering an area as large as India while banning oil and gas exploration and limiting commercial fishing in some of the most sensitive areas.Credit: Reuters

23 Feb 2017

Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change

By Alister Doyle | February 23 2017 (Reuters) Ocean scientists will pick 50 coral reefs worldwide to test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing that threatens […]

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.

22 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does ‘climate leadership’ mean for companies?

By Kevin Moss, Global Director of the World Resources Institute Business Center, WRI’s program that helps the private sector develop strategies that support sustainable strategies and drive growth, and Tim […]

A worker of SABESP, a Brazilian enterprise of Sao Paulo state, that provides water and sewage services to residential, commercial and industrial areas walks through a dry Jaguary dam as a result of a long drought period that hit the state of Sao Paulo in Braganca Paulista, 100 km from Sao Paulo January 31, 2014. This has been the hottest January on record in parts of Brazil, and the heat plus a severe drought has fanned fears of water shortages, crop damage, and higher electricity bills that could drag down the economy during an election year for President Dilma Rousseff.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

21 Feb 2017

Bolivia seeks $250 mln from Green Climate Fund to tackle drought – FAO

By Sophie Hares | February 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Drought-hit Bolivia will seek $250 million from the Green Climate Fund for projects to bolster water management and food security, said […]

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