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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 Marbled Godwit sea bird looks for food along the surf line of the Pacific Ocean in Cardiff, California December 7, 2011.Credit: REUTERS

3 Jan 2017

FEATURE-Mexico’s Maya point way to slow species loss, climate change

By Talli Nauman | Jnauary 3 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Maria Yam Pérez scrambles eggs over a wood-saving, earth-block stove and stirs in freshly chopped chaya, a spinach-like jungle plant known […]

Elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, are stacked onto pyres at Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/File Photo

3 Jan 2017

China to ban domestic ivory trade by end of 2017

By Venus Wu | January 3 2017 (Reuters) China will slap a total ban on the domestic ivory trade within a year, the government announced on Friday, shutting the door to the […]

A pile of firewood is seen at a firewood merchant in the Varkiza suburb, south of Athens January 22, 2013. With Greeks already struggling under wage and pension cuts imposed by the foreign lenders that bailed their country out, many have stopped using heating oil altogether, pushing consumption down 70 percent in the last three months of 2012 from a year earlier. Instead, Greeks are turning burning firewood - using anything from branches to old furniture - which has helped create a blanket of smog over the Greek capital while illegal logging multiplies across forests in the countryside. Picture taken January 22, 2013.   REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - RTR3DGIA

22 Dec 2016

Brazilian conservationists develop new tool to cut illegal wood from supply chains

By Chris Arsenault | December 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Companies that want to buy Brazilian timber without contributing to illegal deforestation have a new tool to help them ensure stolen […]

A salmon jumps out of the water while feeding as sports fishermen cruise by at the mouth of Capilano River in West Vancouver, British Columbia October 9, 2012. Salmon have been migrating up the river to spawn.Credit: REUTERS

21 Dec 2016

Chile’s environmental regulator to sanction salmon companies

By Anthony Esposito and Gram Slattery | December 21 2016 (Reuters) Chile’s environmental regulator said on Tuesday that it started a sanctioning process against the local units of two salmon companies, […]

Steam and other emissions rise from a coal-fired power station near Lithgow, 120 km (75 miles) west of Sydney, in this July 7, 2011 file photo. Australian consumer prices rose a surprisingly large 1.4 percent in the third quarter as energy costs spiked on the introduction of a carbon tax, sending the local dollar higher as the market pared expectations on the speed and scale of further rate cuts.Credit: REUTERS

15 Dec 2016

EU lawmakers opt for more ambitious carbon market reform

By Alissa de Carbonnel | December 15 2016 (Reuters) EU lawmakers on Thursday adopted draft reforms of the carbon market which seek to balance calls for greater cuts in greenhouse gases with […]

A dead wild pine tree is seen behind a pile of eucalyptus logs in Arganil, central Portugal. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

15 Dec 2016

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China

By Farah Master | December 15 2016 (Reuters) Campaigners say new global rules to protect endangered tree species will be a test for Hong Kong, already grappling to deal with its […]

Brazilian Indians from various indigenous ethnic groups take part in a protest during a National Indigenous Mobilization in front of Planalto Palace in Brasilia April 15, 2015. Organizers of the mobilization aim to discuss issues of land demarcation and indigenous rights with authorities. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

13 Dec 2016

Nature reserves in Central America push out indigenous people – report

By Chris Arsenault | December 13 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The creation of protected areas and parks in Central America aimed at conserving tropical forests has pushed indigenous people off the […]


13 Dec 2016

India’s landmark forest rights law hobbled by conflicting policies – report

By Rina Chandran | December 13 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A landmark Indian forest rights law passed 10 years ago with the aim of protecting indigenous people has been crippled […]


12 Dec 2016


11 December 2016 The following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute: “Adopted one year ago, the Paris Agreement reflects a decisive response to […]

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