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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran police have arrested three men for the murder of Lesbia Urquia, an environmental activist who fought against hydroelectric and mining projects on indigenous lands in the Central American country, authorities said on Wednesday.
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2016-07-13 15:48:04
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Seville, four days after setting off from New York, using solar panels and batteries to finish latest leg of its round-the-world journeySolar Impulse 2 has completed the first ever crossing of the Atlantic by a solar-powered aeroplane, landing in Spain early on Thursday morning
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2016-06-23 00:51:54
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Melting ice in Antarctica puts as many as 30 million people in Bangladesh at risk of losing their homes over the coming century, according to a new documentary focused on the human cost of climate change.
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2016-06-14 11:58:50
Friday, May 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forests re-grown on lands that had been cleared for agriculture in Latin America could play a key role in trapping carbon from the atmosphere and mitigating climate change if they are managed properly, researchers said in a study published on Friday.
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2016-05-13 13:23:05
Thursday, April 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With world leaders converging in New York to sign a landmark climate deal, activists along with actor Alec Baldwin called on Thursday for a halt to deforestation, a contributor to global warming, by giving indigenous people rights to their land.
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2016-04-21 16:35:23
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Without reductions in planet-warming emissions, blistering heat waves of the strength that now typically occur once every 20 years could happen annually on 60 percent of the Earth's land areas by 2075, scientists have warned.

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2016-02-24 10:34:57
Thursday, February 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Clean energy is a major campaign issue in this week’s Ugandan election. All the candidates are promising new projects, but how will these affect the locals?As Uganda’s general election looms this week, candidates have been courting the electorate with their plans to increase international investment and boost the country’s economic outlook
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2016-02-18 04:30:37
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Developers have abandoned their original goal of building the world’s first zero-carbon city in the UAE desert. With completion originally scheduled for this year, just how much of the once-revolutionary vision has actually been realised? Years from now passing travellers may marvel at the grandeur and the folly of the futuristic landscape on the edges of Abu Dhabi: the barely occupied office blocks, the deserted streets, the vast tracts of undeveloped land and – most of all – the abandoned dream of a zero-carbon city
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2016-02-16 07:47:38
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Electronics firm builds floating solar farm on a reservoir due to a scarcity of land for utility-scale solar in JapanThe Japanese electronics multinational Kyocera has begun work on what it says will be the world’s biggest floating solar farm.The power plant is being built on a reservoir in Japan’s Chiba prefecture and is anticipated to supply enough electricity for nearly 5,000 households when it is completed in early 2018
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2016-01-27 10:40:41