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A child in first grade uses a new laptop as part of the Canaima project at a Bolivarian school in Caracas September 23, 2009. This program, the product of an agreement between Venezuela and Portugal, is aimed at giving a laptop computer to children attending first grade in public schools across the country. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

20 Dec 2016

California adopts first U.S. energy-saving rules for computers

By Steve Gorman | December 20 2016 (Reuters) California regulators on Wednesday adopted the nation’s first mandatory energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors – devices that account for 3 […]

An Indonesian worker pushes a cart of palm oil fruits at Felda Bukit Cerakah in the district of Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur April 16, 2014. A slump in the number of Indonesian workers applying for jobs in Malaysia's palm oil sector is worsening a labour crunch that industry players say is taking a heavy toll on the export earnings of the world's second-largest grower of the edible oil. The two countries account for about 85 percent of the global output of palm oil - used in foods ranging from margarines and biscuits to instant noodles - and Indonesia's booming economy also poses a longer-term threat to its own palm oil output as urbanisation drains rural workers. Picture taken April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT) - RTR3MU8O

20 Dec 2016

Plantations seen behind more than half Malaysian Borneo deforestation

By Rozanna Latiff | December 20 2016 (Reuters) Palm oil and pulp wood companies are responsible for more than half of the rapid deforestation in the Malaysian part of Borneo […]

Emblems of VW Golf VII car are pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo - RTSKOGI

19 Dec 2016

VW agrees to pay $200 million into U.S. pollution reduction fund

By David Shepardson | December 19 2016 (Reuters) Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay more than $200 million into a fund created to cut diesel pollution, part of its agreement over about […]

A honeybee gathers nectar from a flower at a farm in the western Austrian village of Seefeld May 14, 2013.   REUTERS/ Dominic Ebenbichler

16 Dec 2016

Chemical companies pitch bug-killing options amid neonic farm bans

By Rod Nickel | December 16 2016 (Reuters) Companies that make bug-killing chemicals and natural remedies are racing to take advantage of restrictions on neonics, a type of insecticide popular with farmers […]

Fishermen pull a basket filled with anchovies aboard a fishing boat at the Pacific Ocean, off of Peru's northern port of Chimbote, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

16 Dec 2016

Big seafood companies promise to reduce illegal fishing

By Geert De Clercq | December 16 2016 (Reuters) Eight of the world’s largest seafood companies have promised for the first time to improve transparency and the traceability of their catches to stop […]

People walk in the shadows of office skyscrapers in a business district in Tokyo August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

14 Dec 2016

G20 task force wants companies to come clean on climate risk

By Nina Chestney | December 14 2016 (Reuters) Companies will be asked to disclose how they manage the risks to their business from climate change and greenhouse gas emission cuts by […]

A student uses his mobile phone as he walks inside the Engineering building at the University of Waterloo

13 Dec 2016

Bill Gates, investors launch $1 billion clean tech fund

By Valerie Volcovici and Anya George Tharakan | December 13 2016 (Reuters)  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and a group of high-profile executives are investing $1 billion in a fund to […]


12 Dec 2016


11 December 2016 The following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute: “Adopted one year ago, the Paris Agreement reflects a decisive response to […]

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015.

7 Dec 2016

California EPA says settled with Apple on hazardous waste claims

By Stephen Nellis | December 7 2016 (Reuters) The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous […]

The manufacturer's badge is displayed on a VW car in London, Britain September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

7 Dec 2016

South Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue executives over emissions ads

By Hyunjoo Jin | December 7 2016 (Reuters) South Korea said it will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) South Korean unit and […]

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