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Sebastien Malo

New environmental pact could face September vote, U.N. official says

Apr 12 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new, ambitious environmental treaty is expected to be ready for a vote when the United Nation's annual summit begins in September, the president of the U.N. General Assembly said on Friday.

U.S. Midwest floods prompting workers to migrate to safer ground: LinkedIn data

Apr 10 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly floods that bear the fingerprints of climate change are prompting an exodus of workers from the U.S. Midwest, the world's biggest professional social network, LinkedIn, said on Wednesday.

Cool U.S. cities prepare as future 'havens' for climate migrants

Apr 06 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lakefront Minnesota city of Duluth has some of the coldest temperatures outside Alaska in the United States, and gets more than seven feet (2 m) of snow each winter on average.

Disbanded by Trump, defiant climate committee moves to aid cities, states

Apr 04 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An advisory committee on climate change that was dissolved under U.S. President Donald Trump and then launched anew as an independent entity announced plans on Thursday to begin working with governments nationwide to speed up climate action.

As sea levels rise, U.N. climbs aboard floating-cities push

Apr 04 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.N.-backed partnership will study the futuristic prospect of floating cities, looking at how platforms at sea might help bail out coastal cities at risk of flooding due to climate change.

'Come with a plan,' U.N. chief tells states ahead of climate summit

Mar 28 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told governments to come to a September summit with concrete plans to boost climate action, as he released a flagship report on global warming by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday.

CORRECTED-Deep in US oil country, students set to march for climate

Mar 16 2019

NEW YORK, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Oil is everywhere in Oklahoma, says local student Luke Kerr.

U.S. lawmakers tuck into juicy debate over meat substitutes

Mar 14 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Towering over a wooden podium in the Arkansas General Assembly this month, Republican representative David Hillman, a self-declared calf-roper, spoke of steak to pitch his latest bill.

Americans in cool states misjudge threat from rising heat waves

Mar 12 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Americans most at risk from more frequent and intense heat waves tend to misjudge the deadly dangers hot spells can pose to their health, scientists said on Tuesday.

U.S. faces fresh water shortages due to climate change, research says

Feb 28 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pressures of climate change and population growth could cause water shortages in most of the United States, preliminary government-backed research said on Thursday.

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