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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
HANOI (Reuters) - Formosa Plastics Corp's steel mill in Vietnam has met environment ministry conditions to start test runs, state television said on Wednesday, a year after a toxic spill from the plant caused the country's worst environmental disaster.
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2017-04-05 05:11:09
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Kicking off our six-part series highlighting innovative community renewable energy projects across Australia, we visit the town of Daylesford in Hepburn Shire in rural Victoria. Despite early local opposition, residents have tackled the electricity crisis by building their own renewable energy projects, starting with a cooperative-owned windfarm and moving into the hydro power that was once a feature of the town Continue reading
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2017-03-14 19:57:47
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PINGTUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - On Pingtung jail's sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a program that's part of Taiwan's shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power.
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2017-03-08 04:03:17
Friday, February 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Climate change threatens the financial system and companies should no longer view it as a future problem, regulator warnsAustralia’s financial regulator has warned that climate change poses a material risk to the entire financial system, and has urged companies to start adapting.Geoff Summerhayes, from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, says it is unsafe for companies to ignore the risks of climate change just because there is some uncertainty, or “even some controversy”, about the policy outlook
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2017-02-17 01:24:29
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it plans to deny several petitions from oil groups to start the process toward making a change to the country's biofuels program.
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2016-11-10 09:42:28
Friday, November 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a new global deal to tackle climate change became international law on Friday, officials and experts praised its rapid entry into force, but warned the hard work to curb global warming lies ahead.
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2016-11-04 08:08:24
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The global accord to combat climate change agreed in Paris last year officially entered into force Friday, putting pressure on nearly 200 countries to start executing plans to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.
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2016-11-03 18:06:06
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - As clocks passed midnight into Friday, remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, many in danger of rising seas from global warming, kicked off a rolling start as last year's global agreement to slow climate change took effect.
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2016-11-03 11:27:12
Monday, October 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fuel-seller Nancy Kaisa has for years used solar power to light her premises at the Entasopia shopping center in Kajiado, in southern Kenya. But recently she’s started using energy from a solar mini-grid system to operate her fuel pumps and meet her other energy needs, ditching her diesel generator
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2016-10-31 11:16:31
Saturday, October 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Saturday diverted the flow of a major river to start building the world's tallest dam and the main element of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, a $3.9 billion project which Dushanbe hopes will secure its energy independence.
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2016-10-29 13:16:39