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The Tsirku River winds through forest as seen in an aerial view near Haines, in southwestern Alaska, U.S. on October 7, 2014.   REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo

8 Sep 2016

Paradise lost: study documents big decline in Earth’s wilderness

By Will Dunham | 8 September 2016 (Reuters) Unspoiled lands are disappearing from the face of the Earth at an alarming pace, with about 10 percent of wilderness regions – […]

The ticker and trading information for St. Jude Medical is displayed where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., April 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

7 Sep 2016

St. Jude sues short-seller over heart device allegations

By Ransdell Pierson and Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) | 7 September 2016 St. Jude Medical Inc on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against short-selling firm Muddy Waters and cyber security company MedSec Holdings Ltd, […]

A drilling rig is seen at sunset at Grabowiec 6 near the village of Lesniowice. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

6 Sep 2016

Australia explorer looks at grounds for lawsuit over gas drilling ban

By Sonali Paul | September 6 2016 (Reuters) Lakes Oil shares sank 50 percent on Wednesday in their first trading since the fracking ban was announced, and the stock was the […]

A view of the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd, in Mariana, Brazil, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Washington Alves

5 Sep 2016

Prosecutors to decide in September on Samarco dam spill charges

By Marta Nogueira | September 5 2016 (Reuters) Federal prosecutors investigating the deadly dam spill in November at the Samarco iron ore mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, will […]

A view of the Furnas hydroelectric dam in the city of Sao Jose da Barra in the state of Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

5 Sep 2016

Endesa Chile gives up water rights to hydroelectric projects

By Anthony Esposito | September 5 2016 (Reuters) Endesa Chile, the country’s largest power generator, said on Tuesday it is rescinding the water rights to several hydroelectric projects and will take […]

People wearing masks ride bicycles across a street in smog in Liaocheng, Shandong province, China, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

2 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 shifts into a green gear on finance

“Green finance is one of the very few ideas that, if effectively implemented, can benefit the vast majority of the population in the world, and can help improve the sustainability […]

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
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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 […]

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