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Trees are reflected on a raindrop on a leaf at a park near the venue of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) in Nagoya, central Japan October 28, 2010. Ministers from around the world have gathered in Japan in a final push for a U.N. deal to protect nature, with the World Bank saying it's critical to value the benefits of forests, oceans and rivers on economies and human welfare.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

5 Dec 2016

Business not yet doing enough to stop commodities destroying forests

By Megan Rowling | December 5 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Global companies that produce and use commodities such as palm oil and soy are moving too slowly to cut deforestation, suggesting […]

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2 Dec 2016

Chinese bikes just one obstacle for WTO environmental trade talks

By Tom Miles | December 2 2016 (Reuters) European resistance to China’s massive bicycle industry is just one potential stumbling block for environmental trade talks this weekend in Geneva, where World Trade […]

A U.S. $100 banknote is placed next to 100 yuan banknotes in this picture illustration taken in Beijing in this October 16, 2010 file photo. China took a milestone step in turning the yuan into a global currency on April 14, 2012, by doubling the size of its trading band against the dollar, pushing through a crucial reform that further liberalises its nascent financial markets.Credit: REUTERS

1 Dec 2016

China hikes tax on ‘super cars’ amid luxury crackdown

By Adam Jourdan and Norihiko Shirouzu | December 1 2016 (Reuters) China will impose an extra 10 percent tax on super cars and other luxury models costing 1.3 million yuan ($188,852) and […]

A farmer harvests palm fruits at a palm plantation in Langkat at Indonesia's North Sumatra province January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

30 Nov 2016

Labor abuses found at Indonesian palm plantations supplying global companies: Amnesty

By Eveline Danubrata and Bernadette Christina Munthe | November 30 2016 Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labor […]

A general view of the Hong Kong Island skyline is seen from the Peak in Hong Kong

29 Nov 2016

China ‘green’ sector seen growing to 3 percent of GDP by 2020: official

By John Ruwitch and David Stanway | November 29 2016 (Reuters) China expects the output value of its energy saving and environmental protection industry to rise from 4.5 trillion yuan […]

United Auto Workers union member Gary Phillips secures a seat belt in a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan July 27, 2011.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

28 Nov 2016

Jaguar Land Rover wants to build electric cars in Britain

By Costas Pitas | November 28 2016 (Reuters) Britain’s biggest carmarker Jaguar Land Rover said it wants to build electric cars in Britain in what would be a further boost to […]

File photo of the sun setting behind power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near the eastern German town of Dessau July 27, 2007. Subsidies levied on German consumers to support renewable power will rise by 47 percent next year, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to keep energy costs in check ahead of a federal election next year. Merkel's decision to abandon nuclear power following last year's Fukushima disaster has led to a growing need for alternative energy sources, causing higher charges that are tagged on to consumers' energy bills.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files   (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

28 Nov 2016

More company climate votes ahead, as Trump may loosen energy rules

By Ross Kerber | November 28 2016 (Reuters) Activist shareholders plan a record number of resolutions focused on climate change at U.S. company annual meetings in 2017, even as President-elect […]

An Australian (2nd L) and a Brazilian (2nd R) flags are pictured on the entrance of the mine operator Samarco owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd in Mariana, Brazil, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

25 Nov 2016

BHP Vale to fund, extend credit over Samarco disaster

By James Regan | November 25 2016 (Reuters) BHP Billiton and Vale Sa have each approved $181 million to fund remediation and compensation programs at the Samarco iron ore joint venture in […]

A train is loaded near a processing plant at the Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) Christmas Creek iron ore mine located south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, November 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Regan/File Photo

23 Nov 2016

Fortescue gets environmental approval for iron ore mine expansion

By James Regan | November 23 2016 (Reuters) Australia’s environmental authorities on Wednesday cleared the way for the world’s No. 4 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group to extend operations at […]

Afghan women collect saffron flowers in the Karukh district of Herat, Afghanistan, November 5, 2016. Picture taken November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib

23 Nov 2016

Spice of life: Saffron harvest offers jobs, opportunity in Afghanistan

By Jalil Ahmad Razayee | November 23 2016 (Reuters) It is early morning in a saffron field outside the western Afghan city of Herat and dozens of women are harvesting the […]

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