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Fireflies threatened globally, with light pollution a glaring problem

Fireflies threatened globally, with light pollution a glaring problem

Published 07/02/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fireflies are under threat globally, with familiar hazards such as habitat loss and pesticides compounded by another peril: humankind’s ubiquitous nighttime artificial [more…]

New York State pension fund puts 27 coal companies under review

New York State pension fund puts 27 coal companies under review

Published 29/01/2020

BOSTON (Reuters) - New York state’s top pension fund official said it was reviewing whether to divest from 27 coal companies and could make decisions [more…]

Brazil to create ‘Amazon Council’ to protect and develop the rainforest

Brazil to create ‘Amazon Council’ to protect and develop the rainforest

Published 21/01/2020

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will create an “Amazon Council” to protect and ensure the “sustainable development” [more…]

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Published 20/01/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is “recharging” with fresh magma and rising emissions [more…]

Australian budget surplus in doubt as bushfire funding boosted

Australian budget surplus in doubt as bushfire funding boosted

Published 20/01/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday boosted emergency funding for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country for months, as the mounting [more…]

Australia’s flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return

Australia’s flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return

Published 20/01/2020

KANGAROO VALLEY (Reuters) - Hard-hit businesses in Australia’s blaze-ravaged Kangaroo Valley are calling for tourists to return now that the wildfires are under control, and [more…]

Sports need to do more to combat climate change: lobby group

Sports need to do more to combat climate change: lobby group

Published 20/01/2020

(Reuters) - The bushfire smoke that hampered the buildup to the Australian Open highlights the need for Tennis Australia to be doing much more to [more…]

Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

Published 19/01/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla (TSLA.O) has agreed to buy a property on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing it a step closer [more…]

ValueAct’s Ubben cheers BlackRock’s new stance on climate change

ValueAct’s Ubben cheers BlackRock’s new stance on climate change

Published 15/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investor Jeffrey Ubben, already betting there is money to be made from coaxing corporations into being better citizens, gained an ally [more…]

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

Published 14/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the [more…]