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Residents wait with their containers to collect water in Latur, India, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTX2BSPM

22 Sep 2016

Water protests in tech hub expose urban India’s growing pains

By Supriya Kurane and Robin Paxton | September 22 2016 (Reuters) Oracle employees were at work on Monday when protesters entered their nine-storey building in India’s technology hub, Bengaluru, and asked […]

Elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, are stacked onto pyres at Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/File Photo

21 Sep 2016

Botswana breaks ranks with neighbors on ivory trade ahead of U.N. meeting

By Ed Cropley |  Septemeber 21 2016 (Reuters) Botswana, home to the world’s largest elephant population, will break ranks with its southern African neighbors and not support bids at an […]

A worker looks through a thick glass window at part of the treatment of nuclear waste at the Areva Nuclear Plant of La Hague, near Cherbourg, western France, western France, April 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

21 Sep 2016

U.S. nuclear waste backlog could be eased by private disposal: Moniz

By Timothy Gardner |  Septemeber 21 2016 The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at U.S. power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and […]

A group of Senegalese farmers finish the day's work in a cabbage field on a small Senegalese farm at Djilakh, 80 km (50 miles) southeast of Dakar, August 28, 2008 . Less than a year ago, the land around this small Senegalese village was parched bush pasture, studded with thick-trunked, knobbly baobab trees. But over the last six months, ground pockmarked with anthills that lay hard and idle during the nine-month dry season has blossomed through irrigation into a thriving small commercial farm thanks to an aid project funded by Spain. Picture taken August 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Ricci Shryock (SENEGAL)

21 Sep 2016

Irrigation turns drought to cash for Cameroon’s vegetable farmers

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame | Septemeber 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Farmers in this poverty-mired region of northwest Cameroon used to watch their vegetable patches dry up and die in drought […]

Heliostat mirrors reflect the sky in a field at the construction site of a 240 meter (787 feet) solar-power tower in Israel's southern Negev Desert, February 8, 2016. The world's tallest solar-power tower is being built off a highway in the Negev Desert in southern Israel, its backers hoping the technology will gain a foothold in the solar market even if it remains a small player for now. Picture taken February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen - RTX26ZK2

21 Sep 2016

Solar scale-up in Pakistan hits roadblock after payments slashed

By Aamir Saeed | September 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) An effort to boost large-scale solar energy production in Pakistan has hit a roadblock after the government cut the rate […]


20 Sep 2016

France’s Sarkozy says population bigger threat than climate change

By Bate Felix | Septemeber 20 2016 (Reuters) World population growth is a bigger problem than climate change, French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday, pouring more fuel on a […]

Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant at Changchun, Jilin January 22, 2013. Picture was taken through a tinted window. Picture taken January 22, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

20 Sep 2016

INTERVIEW-Peru to work with companies on environmental efforts -minister

By Mitra Taj | September 20 2016 (Reuters) Peru’s new environment minister said on Wednesday the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski would focus on preventing pollution rather than fining companies […]


19 Sep 2016

Glencore court ruling in Zambia may trigger new pollution claims

By Rob Davies | September 19 2016 (The Guardian)  Toxic fumes from one of Glencore’s copper plants in Zambia caused the death of a politician, the African country’s high court […]

Subsistence farmer Joice Chimedza harvests maize on her small plot in Norton, a farming area outside Zimbabwe's capital Harare, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo. - RTX2DNC6

19 Sep 2016

Smarter farming could cut hunger in drought-hit southern Africa: researchers

By Busani Bafana | September 19 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Southern African farmers facing hunger as a result of worsening drought know a lot about climate change but lack the resources […]

A car is filled with gasoline at a gas station pump in Carlsbad, California August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

19 Sep 2016

Sell last gasoline car by 2035 to meet climate goals, study says

By Alister Doyle | September 19 2016 (Reuters) The last gasoline-powered car will have to be sold by about 2035 to put the world on track to limit global warming […]

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