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Anna Scholz-Carlson

Without better flood protection, Venice risks loss of heritage status

Nov 21 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Venice could lose its status as a World Heritage Site if it does not adequately protect itself from worsening flooding, UNESCO representatives have warned, as they offered help after recent inundations.

Rising U.S. losses from powerful hurricanes flag need for better protection

Nov 13 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only a few U.S. states are taking significant steps to reduce hurricane risks, as a study this week showed the most damaging storms are now three times as frequent as a century ago and have become the costliest type of disaster, scientists said.

Factbox: Heat is on to bring cooling to 1 billion people without it

Nov 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Access to cooling technologies is crucial for reasons far beyond just staying comfortable on a hot day.

Out of school, in the dictionary: 'Climate strike' declared 'word of the year'

Nov 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With climate protests surging around the world, Collins Dictionary has declared 'climate strike' its 2019 'word of the year', noting the term's use has soared 100 times higher than in previous years.

In Helsinki, low-carbon ratings aim to make choosing green easier

Nov 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents and visitors looking for the most climate-friendly places to eat, shop or find entertainment in Finland’s capital can now get quick advice to compare options.

'Chaos map' charts global deaths from water, food and fuel disruption

Oct 24 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the planet warms, deadly conflicts over water, food and fuel shortages and price hikes for those essentials are expected to start increasing dramatically, including in relatively stable parts of the world like Europe, researchers warned on Thursday.

As climate impacts hit, cities are still struggling to prepare, researchers warn

Oct 22 2019

LONDON, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than two in three cities around the world already are noticing the effects of climate change, from more heatwaves to worsening flooding, but few have effective plans in place to deal with the threats, researchers warned Tuesday.

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