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Laurie Goering

Baking cities advance 'slowly' in race against rising heat threat

2:39pm EST

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With urban populations surging around the world, cities will struggle to keep residents safe from fast-growing heat risks turbo-charged by climate change, scientists and public health experts warned this week.

Green cement? Captured carbon may fuel new markets and help climate

Nov 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Capturing planet-warming carbon dioxide and turning it into useful products, from plastics to jet fuel, could make climate action cheaper and become a good business - but market obstacles need to be overcome first, researchers said on Thursday.

Judges overrule London police ban on Extinction Rebellion climate protests

Nov 06 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police overstepped the law in issuing a blanket ban on protests by Extinction Rebellion climate activists in October, London High Court judges ruled on Wednesday, in a decision the group hailed as "an immense victory for the right to protest".

Climate change could put development goals beyond reach, U.N. official warns

Oct 30 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global warming brings wilder weather, more harvest failures and the risk of growing migration and poverty, "sustainable development as we think of it today may be out of reach", a top U.N. specialist in climate change losses warned on Wednesday.

Green Climate Fund attracts higher pledges, open for more

Oct 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthier countries on Friday promised nearly $9.8 billion over the next four years to an international fund to help poorer nations develop cleanly and adapt to climate stresses, with nearly a dozen nations doubling their previous commitments.

Judges hear legal case on London police handling of climate protests

Oct 24 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawyers for climate change activists in the Extinction Rebellion movement argued in London's High Court Thursday that a police order barring further demonstrations midway through two weeks of planned October protests overstepped the law.

U.N. rights experts criticize London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

Oct 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawyer working with Extinction Rebellion climate protesters in London said the group hopes a court hearing on Thursday will rule that a police ban on their public gatherings this week is unlawful, as U.N. experts said it violated their human rights.

Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

Oct 16 2019

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Richer nations urged to boost protection against wild weather as losses jump

Oct 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic losses caused by the most extreme weather events, from hurricanes to wildfires, are surging fastest in parts of the world outside the tropics - places that once saw relatively few such disasters, scientists and statisticians have warned.

Climate protesters at London airport say they are 'mainstream' and 'scared'

Oct 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change activists attempted to shut down London City Airport on Thursday morning, John Curran, a 49-year-old former police detective from Nottingham, sat with his hand super-glued to a concrete walkway outside the front entrance. | Video

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