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First vegan investment fund coming to New York Stock Exchange

Aug 19 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An investment fund designed for animal rights advocates and environmentalists, the first of its kind according to financial experts, is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) next month.

'Flight shame' web site spells out emissions toll on global climate

Aug 07 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Getting ready to cruise in first class from New York to Beijing? That will be 15.6 square meters of Arctic ice down the drain, thank you. Enjoy your flight.

Water bankruptcy looms for one in four people worldwide, researchers warn

Aug 06 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A quarter of the world's people are just a few dry spells away from facing dangerous water shortages, a U.S. think tank warned on Tuesday, with India home to the bulk at risk of running dry.

July may set global record as hottest in recorded history: United Nations

Aug 01 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The planet endured what may have been the hottest July in history, the World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday, just a week after a European heat wave shattered all-time records and also coming on the heels of the world's warmest-ever June.

As sea levels rise, homes continue to sprout in US flood zones

Jul 31 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New homes are going up fastest in high-flood risk areas in many U.S. coastal states, scientists said on Wednesday, despite increasing awareness that global warming has made living in such areas even more risky.

Many U.S. cities cannot measure climate emissions progress: report

Jul 25 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - American cities including Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans that set goals to slash planet-warming greenhouse emissions are lacking the data to measure their progress, scientists said in a new report.

U.S. lawmakers take a concrete step to battle emissions

Jul 02 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hawaiian officials have taken a concrete step to fight climate change: They plan to lock planet-warming carbon dioxide up in the concrete they use for road construction.

New U.N. environment chief seeks fair deal for all in climate fight

Jun 26 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations' new environment chief, Inger Andersen, will push for fossil fuel workers to get a chance at joining the growing green energy sector, she said in an interview.

Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families

Jun 24 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victims of worsening floods linked to climate change plan to "bombard" U.S. lawmakers with videos and postcards showing the human toll of flooding, organizers of the campaign said Monday.

Mental stress on rise as coastal towns confront surging climate threats

Jun 21 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When community leaders in the town of Piermont, just north of New York City, ask residents, "How long do you want to live here?" the question is more than a personal one.

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