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Freshly plucked tea leaves are seen in the hand of a tea garden worker inside Aideobarie Tea Estate in Jorhat in Assam, India, April 21, 2015. Unrest is brewing among Assam's so-called Tea Tribes as changing weather patterns upset the economics of the industry. Scientists say climate change is to blame for uneven rainfall that is cutting yields and lifting costs for tea firms. Picture taken April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

2 Sep 2016

Sustainability certified India tea estates violate worker rights – report

By Anuradha Nagaraj | September 2 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Tea estates in southern India are hiring temporary workers during peak plucking season and denying these labourers basic rights as required […]

A tricycle travels past a crossroad on a hazy day in Hefei

26 Aug 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainability at a crossroads

By Jeffrey A. Smith, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP | 26 August 2016 Notwithstanding legislative gridlock in the U.S., larger global forces have driven environmental law, in fact the entire […]

Scales of Justice are seen in Brittany's Parliament in Rennes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

24 Aug 2016

UK lawmakers push for ban on plastic microbeads

By Martinne Geller | August 24 2016 (Reuters) Britain should ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and toiletries, a group of lawmakers has recommended, saying companies’ voluntary efforts […]

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

22 Aug 2016

Ever wanted to track where your fish comes from? Now you can

By Alex Whiting | August 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Anyone with internet access and a passion for seafood will soon be able to track commercial fishing trawlers all over […]

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

19 Aug 2016

South Korea widens probe into imported carmakers after VW emissions scandal

By Hyunjoo Jin and Clarence Fernandez | August 19 2016 (Reuters) South Korea has expanded a probe into whether foreign carmakers besides Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) falsified documents on emissions and […]

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

11 Aug 2016

Volkswagen plaintiffs’ lawyers to seek up to $332.5 million in fees, costs

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) | 11 August 2016 NEW YORK – Plaintiffs’ lawyers will seek up to $332.5 million in fees and costs for their work in a $10 billion […]

A Volkswagen logo is seen at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

10 Aug 2016

Electric car charging station companies issue warning over VW settlement

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) | 10 August 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – Electric vehicle charging companies are calling for independent oversight of the $2 billion Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) is required to […]

The logo of PGE Group is seen on PGE Gornictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A. (Mining and Conventional Energy) building at the Belchatow Coal Mine, the biggest opencast mine of brown coal in Poland, near Belchatow, December 2 , 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

10 Aug 2016

PG&E guilty of federal charges in deadly California blast

By Dan Levine and Curtis Skinner (Reuters) | 09 August 2016 Pacific Gas and Electric Co was found guilty on Tuesday of several federal charges stemming from a natural gas […]

Guarani Kaiowa Indians walk to the place on the edge of their ancestral land called Tekoha Ita'y, where last April a farmer who... September 09, 2013 10:45am EDT

10 Aug 2016

US, Australia, Canada indigenous land rights laws lag Africa, Latam – mapping study

By Paola Totaro (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 09 August 2016 The seven lowest scoring nations across all 10 indicators were in the Middle East including Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, […]

An anti-fracking demonstrator glues herself to the headquarters of Bell Pottinger, the PR firm used by Cuadrilla, in central London August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall

9 Aug 2016

Colorado anti-fracking initiatives hit signature target

By Liz Hampton (Reuters) | 08 August 2016 Environmental groups in Colorado on Monday said they collected enough signatures to add proposed anti-fracking initiatives to a state ballot in November, […]

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