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Megan Rowling

Dec 21 2016

2016: A year of transition from talk to action on climate change

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When it comes to climate change and the battle to keep it in check, 2016 was a year of extremes.

Dec 17 2016

Actor DiCaprio says climate action is U.S.'s 'biggest economic opportunity'

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling climate change is the "biggest economic opportunity" in the history of the United States, no matter who holds political office, said Hollywood star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio.

Dec 05 2016

Business not yet doing enough to stop commodities destroying forests

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global companies that produce and use commodities such as palm oil and soy are moving too slowly to cut deforestation, suggesting international goals to protect forests will not be met, groups that monitor business efforts said on Monday.

Dec 05 2016

Business not yet doing enough to stop commodities destroying forests

BARCELONA, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global companies that produce and use commodities such as palm oil and soy are moving too slowly to cut deforestation, suggesting international goals to protect forests will not be met, groups that monitor business efforts said on Monday.

Dec 02 2016

Give children a say in the planet's future: prize winner

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children must be given a direct role in making decisions on how to protect the planet because they will suffer most from the impacts of climate change, said the winner of the 2016 International Children's Peace Prize.

Nov 25 2016

Prepare for 'surprise' as global warming stokes Arctic shifts - scientists

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unless the world stops burning fossil fuels that are fuelling global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for the people that live there and for the rest of the planet, researchers warned on Friday.

Nov 25 2016

Prepare for 'surprise' as global warming stokes Arctic shifts - scientists

BARCELONA, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unless the world stops burning fossil fuels that are fuelling global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for the people that live there and for the rest of the planet, researchers warned on Friday.

Nov 24 2016

Olive business roots young farmers in drying rural Morocco

SIDI BADHAJ, Morocco (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing amid rows of healthy fava bean plants, El Badaoui Abdelatif explains how his team of young technicians has helped farmers in rural Sidi Badhaj, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, grow more olives - and earn more money - despite a drying climate.

Nov 18 2016

Foundations laid to roll out Paris accord but poor short-changed

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments have plenty of unfinished business to hammer out a rulebook for the new Paris Agreement on climate change by 2018, experts said as U.N. negotiations wound up early on Saturday.

Nov 18 2016

Under Trump shadow, climate talks set 2018 deadline to agree rules

MARRAKESH, Morocco Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years in a new sign of international support for a pact opposed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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