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Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connectedJulie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.
She took him to the doctor and was told young Peter Mwangi no longer suffered the sharp irritation and redness in his eyes that had resulted in him being given glasses
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2016-07-28 01:00:27
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters.
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2016-07-22 15:37:30
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform.
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2016-07-22 11:56:46
Thursday, July 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose limits on CO2 emissions from trucks, following in the footsteps of the United States and Japan, and new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans after 2020, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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2016-07-14 14:34:04
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican federal judge banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico's Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on Tuesday.
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2016-06-28 19:39:45
Monday, June 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bayer AG's crop science division apologized on Monday for a tweet that suggested reduced meat demand could benefit the environment, in a bid to appease outraged farmers who buy the company's seeds and chemicals.
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2016-06-20 13:06:13
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
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India has agreed to work toward joining the Paris Agreement on climate change this year, India and the United States said on Tuesday, giving a jolt of momentum to the international fight to curb global warming.
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2016-06-07 21:39:04
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India has agreed to work toward joining the Paris Agreement on climate change this year, India and the United States said on Tuesday, giving momentum to the international fight to curb global warming.
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2016-06-07 13:48:21
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - A first United Nations meeting on implementing a 2015 global agreement to combat climate change showed it could take two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels, delegates said.
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2016-05-26 21:00:10
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Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - A first United Nations meeting on implementing a 2015 global agreement to combat climate change showed it could take two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels, delegates said.
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2016-05-26 11:49:29
Monday, May 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the Gulf states take steps to expand their use of clean energy, a bold plan by the United Arab Emirates to boost its use of renewable electricity from less than 1 percent to 24 percent in the next five years could be a game-changer for the region, experts say.
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2016-05-23 09:06:21
Thursday, May 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The United Nations's incoming climate chief said on Thursday she will push for rapid action under a U.N. accord to slow global warming and expressed hopes that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will drop calls for a renegotiation if elected.
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2016-05-19 19:58:31
Monday, May 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Governments began work on Monday on a rule book to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming, with the United Nations urging stronger action after a string of record-smashing monthly temperatures.
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2016-05-16 09:05:16
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Deputy leader Adam Bandt says program – estimated to cost $2.9bn – could be funded by scrapping concessions to fossil fuel-intensive industriesThe Greens want millions of households to install renewable energy storage units, saying battery storage could “revolutionise” Australia’s energy system
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2016-05-04 15:04:49