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Employees work inside a garment factory in Mumbai, India, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

20 Jul 2016

Indian court orders 30 percent pay hike for garment workers

By Anuradha Nagaraj (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 19 July 2016 India is one of the world’s largest textile and garment manufacturers — CHENNAI, India – An Indian court has ordered a […]

A container terminal is seen in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, March 21, 2016.    REUTERS/Michael Kooren/File Photo

19 Jul 2016

Rotterdam offers burial at sea for greenhouse gases

By Barbara Lewis and Robert-Jan Bartunek (Reuters) | 19 July 2016 ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/Ghent, Belgium – A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the […]

Beachgoers swim and sit on Bondi beach during a hot spring day in Sydney, Australia, October 4, 2015. The 2015 El Nino is expected to be the strongest event in nearly 20 years, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said last month, which will typically bring dry conditions to Australia's east coast and drought-like conditions across more of Australia.     REUTERS/David Gray

19 Jul 2016

Too hot to work: global warming to cost $2 trillion in lost productivity

By Beh Lih Yi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 19 July 2016 The first three months of 2016 have broken temperature records and 2015 was the planet’s warmest year since records began […]

A boy dusts off a solar panel installed on the rooftop of his house on the outskirts of of Ahmedabad October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

19 Jul 2016

Dodging costs and power cuts, Tanzanian firms profit from solar drive

By Jackline Nzula (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 19 July 2016 With the help of government tax cuts, solar energy for manufacturing is taking off in Tanzania — ARUSHA, Tanzania – Mkarima […]

Passengers queue to check in at Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport in London March 16, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

19 Jul 2016

From favelas to the White House, tiles turn footsteps into electricity

By Lin Taylor (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 18 July 2016 “We’re softly encouraging people to see the value of their own energy, not just the energy they consume” — LONDON – […]

Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India, in this July 2, 2015 file photo.  REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

19 Jul 2016

India doubles down on solar parks after SunEdison setback

By Krishna N. Das (Reuters) | 18 July 2016 NEW DELHI – India will double the target for energy to be generated from solar parks by 2020, a top government […]

The GlaxoSmithKline building is pictured in Hounslow, west London, Britain, in this June 18, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

19 Jul 2016

China approves use of GSK vaccine Cervarix for cervical cancer

By Donny Kwok (Reuters) | 18 July 2016 Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved its human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Cervarix, for […]

Magdalena Gwasuma, 60, with some of the oyster mushrooms she grows at her home near Babati town on the edge of the Nou forest in Tanzania's northern Manyara region. TRF/Kizito Makoye

19 Jul 2016

Taste for mushrooms helps Tanzanian farmers protect forest

By Kizito Makoye (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 18 July 2016 When harvests fail, farmers turn to cutting forests – but growing mushrooms could be an alternative — BABATI, Tanzania – Magdalena […]

The keypad on a new Telstra public phone in Sydney.

16 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Delivering on corporate purpose

Global Corporations face the continued challenge of playing their part in making the world a better place. With increased focus from customers, employees, shareholders and the wider community, BT have […]

Political dissident Nguyen Quang A (C) holds a sign which reads "Formasa - damaged the environment and is a criminal" during a protest in Hanoi, Vietnam May 1, 2016 against a unit of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics, a firm they blame for causing an environmental disaster and the death of large numbers of fish in central coast provinces in April. A government investigation into the fish deaths is underway but its preliminary probe found no links to Formosa's $10.6 billion coastal steel plant in Ha Tinh province. REUTERS/Kham

15 Jul 2016

Vietnam says investigating dry waste by Formosa steel unit

By My Pham, Faith Hung and J.R. Wu (Reuters) | 15 July 2016 Vietnamese environmental authorities said they were working with local officials in the Ha Tinh province to investigate dry waste, […]

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