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As warming risks rise, Boston pastor sees need to spur climate justice'

Jun 08 2020

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reverend Mariama White-Hammond's mission to stop climate change impacts hitting black and minority communities hardest began when she volunteered in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

In birthplace of the U.S. revolution, a climate rebellion takes root

Oct 18 2019

BOSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gathered in a dark room of a historic Boston church, about a dozen people sat in folding chairs, some with their dogs at their feet, talking about the threat of climate change - and how to start a new revolution.

'The stakes are too high': Christian faithful take up climate protest

Apr 09 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cloaked in black and carrying white buckets filled with artificial blood, the group filed in silence to the entrance of London’s Downing Street, behind a troupe of child and teen activists.

Polluted air to shorten lives by 20 months, researchers say

Apr 03 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The life expectancy of a child born today could be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution, researchers said on Wednesday.

Zika, dengue to threaten up to a billion more as climate warms

Mar 28 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to a billion additional people - including many in North America and Europe - could be exposed to mosquito-carried viruses including dengue fever and Zika virus by 2080 if the climate continues to warm at current rates, researchers said Thursday.

London school-bag essentials: books, lunch and an air-pollution sensor

Mar 22 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - This week, 250 children at five London primary schools have carried backpacks that monitor air quality for a university-led study tracking pollution levels on their daily journeys.

Don't decide our planet's future without us, say striking British students

Mar 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As thousands of students across Britain traded their pencils for protest signs on Friday, calling for governments to step up action on climate change, young people said they wanted a bigger say in decisions that would shape their future.

Talk positive to sell climate action to voters, Europe's politicians told

Mar 14 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European politicians with a green agenda will need to define more clearly the social and economic benefits of action on climate change to prevent it stalling amid an expected shift to the right in upcoming elections, researchers warned.

'Community' refrigerators aim to freeze out food waste

Mar 06 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To combat food waste - and help ensure more people have access to nutritious food - a British environmental charity is turning to an innovative bit of technology: community refrigerators.

Airlines lack clear flight path to lower carbon emissions: researchers

Mar 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the world's largest airlines have yet to set long-term targets to reduce their climate-changing emissions, climate and economic researchers warned Tuesday.

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