Edition:
United States

Anna Pujol-Mazzini

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

Jul 30 2019

DAKAR Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use. | Video

Europe prods homeless with spikes and cold showers

Jan 19 2018

PARIS(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just outside a high rise in northeast Paris, Christian Page had found a decent place to sleep: it kept out the rain and a wobbly tile meant he could hear people approach, so the former wine waiter felt a little safer as he bedded down for the night.

With wonky vegetables and beer, social enterprises keep food out of landfills

Nov 06 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Thursday nights, while London sleeps, big cardboard boxes appear in frontyards and behind bins.

Can religions help in the fight against climate change?

Oct 31 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Sikh temples the world over, community kitchens offer free meals to anyone regardless of color, creed or caste.

Invest in forests and indigenous people to fight climate change: experts

Oct 24 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to protect carbon-absorbing forests, which could have a massive impact on reducing global warming, only attract a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars spent on cutting emissions, experts said on Tuesday as they called for greater investment.

India tops global pollution deaths of 9 million a year: study

Oct 19 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 - three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined - scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries to act.

Armenians urged to value their women as abortions of girls skew population

Oct 09 2017

GAVAR, Armenia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Karina Aghalaryan discovered she was going to be the mother of a baby girl, the 35-year-old Armenian was ecstatic.

War or peace? Neither reigns in limbo land of Nagorno-Karabakh

Oct 06 2017

TALISH, Azerbaijan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflict can be long, slow and boring. Especially for the civilians stuck in its midst, living a half life that is neither full war nor genuine peace.

Transgender Armenians stitch and sew their way out of prejudice

Oct 02 2017

YEREVAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she was 14, Lilit Martirosyan decided she wanted to start earning money for herself. But finding a normal job was complicated - employers didn't like the way she looked.

Powering homes, saving water: could evaporation be the next renewable energy?

Sep 26 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wind and solar power are growing as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, but storing renewable energy through the night, when the sun isn't shining, or when no wind is rotating the turbines, remains a hurdle.

World News