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Cities plant more trees to curb wild weather, boost healthy living

30 Nov 2018

MANTUA, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Athens to Melbourne and Seoul to New York, big cities are increasingly turning to trees to help protect them from heatwaves and floods, and to boost people's physical and mental health, urban officials and environmental experts say.

Beauty or safety? Europe seeks to protect heritage from disasters

26 Nov 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From the floating city of Venice to prehistoric rock carvings in Spain, Europe's cultural heritage is vulnerable to floods, quakes and wildfires, and requires better protection to preserve it for future generations, officials and researchers said.

FEATURE-Beauty or safety? Europe seeks to protect heritage from disasters

26 Nov 2018

ROME, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From the floating city of Venice to prehistoric rock carvings in Spain, Europe's cultural heritage is vulnerable to floods, quakes and wildfires, and requires better protection to preserve it for future generations, officials and researchers said.

Plan for Rome seeks to avert dangerous tensions, reap benefits of migrants

19 Jun 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rome must help refugees integrate into life in Italy's capital city, to cut the risk of tensions between communities that could escalate to dangerous levels – and to benefit from the fresh life they bring to an aging population, officials said.

Plan for Rome seeks to avert "dangerous" tensions, reap benefits of migrants

19 Jun 2018

ROME, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rome must help refugees integrate into life in Italy's capital city, to cut the risk of tensions between communities that could escalate to dangerous levels – and to benefit from the fresh life they bring to an ageing population, officials said.

Tailor climate insurance to needs of poorest: experts

03 May 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Billions of dollars are being poured into insurance schemes to help farmers recover from worsening impacts of climate change, but as yet there is little evidence to show that such programs work for the poorest, experts say.

Tailor climate insurance to needs of poorest - experts

03 May 2018

ROME, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Billions of dollars are being poured into insurance schemes to help farmers recover from worsening impacts of climate change, but as yet there is little evidence to show that such programmes work for the poorest, experts say.

European efforts to curb plastic litter in oceans are working - researchers

06 Apr 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of plastic bags found in the seas around Britain has significantly dropped since 2010 as European governments crack down on their use, researchers said on Thursday.

European efforts to curb plastic litter in oceans are working - researchers

05 Apr 2018

ROME, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of plastic bags found in the seas around Britain has significantly dropped since 2010 as European governments crack down on their use, researchers said on Thursday.

New coal plants falling but not enough to meet Paris target: study

22 Mar 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of coal-fired power plants built worldwide fell steeply over the past two years, but emissions are too high to keep global warming within relatively safe levels, campaigners said on Thursday.

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