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Rush hour traffic fills an avenue leading up to the Arc de Triomphe at Neuilly-sur-Seine, Western Paris, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

23 Jan 2017

Paris rolls out color-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

By Lucien Libert | January 23 2017 (Reuters) The French capital on Monday launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution […]

The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan February 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

20 Jan 2017

U.S. cities move to curb lead poisoning following Reuters report

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | January 20 2017 (Reuters) Cities and towns across the United States are taking action after a Reuters report identified thousands of communities where children […]

Dried caterpillars are seen for sale at Gambela Market in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 14, 2015. Experts hope that the love of edible insects in Democratic Republic of Congo may hold the key to tackling widespread hunger among its roughly 65 million people by scaling up a millennia-old consumption habit. Picture taken July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Ross - RTX1KDHK

9 Jan 2017

Kenyan farmers develop taste for insects as drought hurts crops

By Kagondu Njagi | January 9 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The knee-high dome on Ikung’u Kathimbu’s farm in Weru village, eastern Kenya, shelters an unusual crop: a termite swarm. Kathimbu walks […]

Kadija Mohamed cooks food for her children in a camp set up for internally displaced people in Dinsoor, January 5, 2012. Almost six months after famine was declared in parts of Somalia, the Horn of Africa country remains in the grip of a humanitarian crisis with 4 million people in need of aid, according to U.N. Figures. Picture taken January 5, 2012.Credit: Reuters

5 Jan 2017

FEATURE-Central African Republic Christians, Muslims unite to heal trauma

By Zack Baddorf | January 5 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees […]

A woman walks past a grocery store in Loughborough, central England, January 10, 2013. Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behaviour, a report said on Thursday.Credit: REUTERS

5 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why reducing food waste is important and attainable.

By Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo | 5 January 2017 Across the globe, more than one-third of food that is grown and produced for human consumption ends up lost or wasted. And […]

A woman works at a conveyor belt carrying eggs to packaging at Deqingyuan ecological farm on the outskirts of Beijing, China, September 10, 2015.

3 Jan 2017

U.S. scrambles to clear egg exports to bird flu-hit Korea

By Tom Polansek | January 3 2017 (Reuters) U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on […]

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured during a sunset in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 8, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. Picture taken on January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4LA8A

3 Jan 2017

Qatar World Cup construction workers to get ‘cooling’ hats

By Tom Finn | January 3 2017 (Reuters) Migrant workers building soccer stadiums in Qatar’s desert heat are to be given ‘cooling’ hard hats to reduce their body temperature and […]

A man sets up a warning sign next to a vehicle after an accident amid heavy smog after the city issued its first ever "red alert" for air pollution, in Beijing, China, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

3 Jan 2017

Smog returns, but Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

By David Stanway | January 3 2017 (Reuters) The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday but city officials said the air […]

Children fill water buckets in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY) - RTR4DA04

3 Jan 2017

Four million in Damascus without mains water after springs targeted: U.N.

By Lisa Barrington | January 3 2017 (Reuters) Four million people in Damascus have been without safe drinking water supplies for more than a week after springs outside the Syrian capital […]

Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijing. Reuters/Jason Lee

29 Dec 2016

Madrid to cut traffic volumes in half as pollution rises

By Maria Vega | December 28 2016 (Reuters) Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital’s roads on Thursday to curb […]

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