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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 […]

13 Apr 2017

U.S. government sued over plan to kill cougars and bears in Colorado

By Laura Zuckerman | April 13 2017 (Reuters) Wildlife conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Wednesday seeking to halt a plan to trap and kill as many as 120 mountain […]

7 Apr 2017

Brazil’s land titles programme improves Amazon forest protection – research

By Chris Arsenault | April 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  A Brazilian government programme to formally distribute land to thousands of small-scale farmers is helping the country protect its vast forests, […]

7 Apr 2017

U.S. backs out of Latam development fund in sign of policy shift

By Daniela Desantis | April 7 2017 (Reuters) The United States, historically a major backer of multilateral lending institutions, will not renew its contribution to a Inter-American Development Bank fund that […]

21 Mar 2017

Climate change financing dropped from G20 draft statement

By Jan Strupczewski and Michael Nienaber | March 21 2017 (Reuters) Opposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programmes […]

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