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9 Jan 2017

Beijing launches environmental police force to tackle air pollution

By Sue-Lin Wong and David Stanway | January 9 2017 (Reuters) The smog-hit Chinese capital of Beijing will establish a police force to deal specifically with environmental offences as part of […]

6 Jan 2017

Shell battles Nigerian communities in high-stakes London lawsuit

By Karolin Schaps and Libby George | January 6 2017 (Reuters) A court in London will decide in coming weeks whether Royal Dutch Shell can face trial in the UK over […]

4 Jan 2017

China fines 605 power plants 328 million yuan for environmental breaches

By Muyu Xu | January 4 2017 (Reuters) Companies running 605 Chinese coal-fired power plants have been fined a total of 328 million yuan ($47 million) by the country’s economic planning […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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