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8 Jun 2017

California, Tsinghua to set up U.S.-China climate change institute

8 June 2017 (Reuters) The state of California and China’s Tsinghua University will establish a U.S.-China Climate Change Institute to cooperate on technology and research in the battle against global […]

2 Jun 2017

World pledges to save ‘Mother Earth’ despite Trump’s snub to climate pact

By Thomas Escritt and Philip Blenkinsop | 2 June 2017 (Reuters) China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called “our Mother Earth”, […]

30 May 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: On building social capital

We sat down with Jane Wales, CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs, vice president of the Aspen Institute and host of the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio interview […]

12 May 2017

Laws to tackle climate change exceed 1,200 worldwide – study

By Alister Doyle | May 12 2017 (Reuters)  Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, which is […]

5 May 2017

UK proposes clean-air zones, scrappage scheme for polluting cars

By Costas Pitas | May 5 2017 (Reuters) Britain said on Friday it could introduce a scrappage scheme to get the most polluting cars and vans off its roads and charge […]

5 May 2017

Beijing removes 180,000 old, polluting cars from roads from January-April

By David Stanway | May 5 2017 (Reuters) Beijing removed 180,000 old and polluting vehicles from its roads in the first four months of 2017, the Chinese capital’s environmental bureau […]

27 Apr 2017

EU steps up legal action vs Poland over logging of primeval forest

By Jan Strupczewski | 27 April 2017 The European Commission stepped up on Thursday its legal action against Poland over the logging of the protected primeval Bialowieza forest in the […]

13 Apr 2017

Policy makers drag feet on getting electric power to the people

By Megan Rowling | April 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Just over 1 billion people, or around one in seven, still have no access to electricity, a figure that has barely […]

13 Apr 2017

Peru proposes lower air quality standards to attract buyer for smelter

By Ursula Scollo | April 13 2017 (Reuters) Peru has proposed loosening air quality regulations in parts of the country, a move that could clear the path toward attracting a […]

13 Apr 2017

Mayors will lead on climate change for political gain, says ex-NYC mayor

By Sebastien Malo | April 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Mayors globally are increasingly adopting measures to slash greenhouse gas emissions because it makes them popular with voters, former New York […]

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