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Birds fly next to a power plant near the the eastern German town of Leipzig December 6, 2007.  A 190-nation U.N. Climate Change Conference on Bali island took small steps towards a new global deal to fight global warming by 2009 amid disputes about how far China and India should curb rising greenhouse gas emissions.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY) - RTX4GE8

8 Feb 2017

Oslo’s trash incinerator shows promise in climate change test

By Alister Doyle | February 8 2017 (Reuters) Oslo’s main trash incinerator has shown promising results in the world’s first experiment to capture greenhouse gases from the fumes of burning […]

A man looks at an electronic board displaying share prices in Tokyo

8 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Corporate leadership reaches an inflection point

We sat down with Dennis Whalen, Leader of the Board Leadership Center at KPMG, to understand more about why corporate governance is reaching an inflection point, with a new emphasis […]

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

7 Feb 2017

INTERVIEW-Congested Mexico City must look skyward to grow: official

By Sophie Hares | February 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Once the heart of the vast Aztec empire, Mexico’s pulsing capital is now a megacity that dominates the country’s economy, politics […]

Teak logs are loaded in a logging camp in Pinlebu township, Sagaing, northern Myanmar, in this picture taken March 5, 2014. Myanmar will ban the export of raw timber logs from April 1, 2014 choking off profits in a sector that provided critical funding to the country's former military rulers for decades, as a new reformist government steps up efforts to save forests. To match story MYANMAR-FORESTS/  Picture taken March 5, 2014  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

7 Feb 2017

Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers

By Elias Ntungwe Nagalame | February 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In an innovative push to combat illegal logging and the corruption that enables it, community volunteers in Cameroon are being […]

A bird sits on a solar panel at a solar power station on the outskirts of Simferopol, March 25, 2014. Russia and the West sought to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday after major industrialised nations warned Moscow of tougher economic sanctions if it goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ANIMALS) - RTR3IK1W

7 Feb 2017

Faced with blackouts, Pakistan’s largest public park goes solar

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio | February 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Mushtaq Khan, a 48-year-old bank manager, used to enjoy his nightly jog in Islamabad’s huge Fatima Jinnah Park […]

Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013.
REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA

7 Feb 2017

Sweden sets goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045

By Alister Doyle | February 7 2017 (Reuters)  Sweden set a goal on Thursday of phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, among the most ambitious by any developed nation […]

Trees on the slopes of Totu forest burn during a forest fire, on the outskirts of the northern Indian hill town of Shimla, May 18, 2009. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and no casualties nor property damage has been reported, local media said. Picture taken May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Kanwar

6 Feb 2017

Chile’s forest fires will cost government $333 million, minister says

By Anthony Esposito | February 6 2017 (Reuters) Chile’s massive forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed nearly 1,500 homes will cost the government $333 million dollars, Finance Minister […]

A blue whale surfaces in the Bass Strait waters off Australia. REUTERS

6 Feb 2017

Plastic bags found clogging stomach of dead whale in Norway

By Patrick Johnston | February 6 2017 (Reuters) Around 30 plastic bags were found clogging up the stomach of a 20 foot (6 meter) whale that was put down in […]

A Zimbabwean man, Graham Matanhire, harvests maize from a field in a peri-urban suburb of Mabvuku in Harare, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

6 Feb 2017

From recycling to #MadeinDakar, Senegal’s capital maps route to resilience

By Nellie Peyton | February 6 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Senegal’s capital Dakar aims to boost its ability to weather floods, disease, unemployment and other shocks through a wide-reaching strategy for […]

Smoke bellow from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's largest biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. The lignite-fired power plant in Belchatow, European Union's biggest polluter, will need to buy up to 20 million tonnes of CO2 emission permits by 2013, its chief Jacek Kaczorowski told Reuters on August 21, 2009. The plant released the equivalent of nearly 31 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere last year, topping by 4 million tonnes its EU-set ceiling as part of the bloc's attempts to curb global warming. To match Interview POLAND-BELCHATOW/    REUTERS/Peter Andrews/Files  (POLAND POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTR26ZFI

6 Feb 2017

After 16 attempts, a cheaper method for carbon capture at work in India

By Rina Chandran | February 6 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) As students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur in eastern India, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb had one […]

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