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17 Oct 2016

Benefits of greenhouse gas pact may fall short of high hopes

By Alister Doyle | October 17 2016 (Reuters) A pact by almost 200 nations to slash greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners will likely fall short of governments’ […]

14 Oct 2016

Kerry says nations working to reach deal on cutting HFC gases

By Lesley Wroughton | October 14 2016 (Reuters) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that nations were working towards reaching a global deal this weekend on cutting greenhouse […]

13 Oct 2016

Trump as president would pose global danger: U.N. rights chief

By Stephanie Nebehay | October 13 2016 The world will be in danger if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the top United Nations human rights […]

13 Oct 2016

EU Parliament committee backs carbon market reform compromise

By Nina Chestney | October 13 2016 The European Parliament’s industry committee voted on Thursday to back a compromise for reforming the European Union’s carbon market, favoring a Commission proposal on […]

10 Oct 2016

Peru says deforestation slowing as it beefs up laws, sanctions

By Mitra Taj | October 10 2016 (Reuters) Deforestation in Peru has slowed since peaking at nearly 180,000 hectares (700 square miles) in 2014 when swaths of the Amazon were […]

10 Oct 2016

Want to save the rainforest on the cheap? Give land to the indigenous, report says

By Chris Arsenault | October 10 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Giving indigenous people land title deeds is one of the most cost-effective ways to preserve South America’s endangered rainforest, a […]

6 Oct 2016

INSIGHT-Inside Brazil’s battle to save the Amazon with satellites and strike forces

By Chris Arsenault | October 06 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When George Porto joined Brazil’s environment agency 13 years ago, the country didn’t have access to satellite data on illegal […]

5 Oct 2016

Paris climate accord to take effect; Obama hails ‘historic day’

By Alister Doyle and Roberta Rampton | 5 October 2016 A global agreement to combat climate change will take force after support from European nations sent the accord across an […]

26 Sep 2016

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

By Richard Orange| September 26 2016 (The Guardian) The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense […]

21 Sep 2016

U.S. nuclear waste backlog could be eased by private disposal: Moniz

By Timothy Gardner |  Septemeber 21 2016 The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at U.S. power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and […]

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