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Laurie Goering

U.N. rights experts criticize London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

17 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawyer working with Extinction Rebellion climate protesters in London said the group hopes a court hearing on Thursday will rule that a police ban on their public gatherings this week is unlawful, as U.N. experts said it violated their human rights.

Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

16 Oct 2019

(This story corrects description of organisation in paragraph five)

CORRECTED-Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

16 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world, scientists said on Tuesday.

Richer nations urged to boost protection against wild weather as losses jump

12 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic losses caused by the most extreme weather events, from hurricanes to wildfires, are surging fastest in parts of the world outside the tropics - places that once saw relatively few such disasters, scientists and statisticians have warned.

Richer nations urged to boost protection against wild weather as losses jump

12 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic losses caused by the most extreme weather events, from hurricanes to wildfires, are surging fastest in parts of the world outside the tropics - places that once saw relatively few such disasters, scientists and statisticians have warned.

Climate protesters at London airport say they are 'mainstream' and 'scared'

11 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change activists attempted to shut down London City Airport on Thursday morning, John Curran, a 49-year-old former police detective from Nottingham, sat with his hand super-glued to a concrete walkway outside the front entrance. | Video

Climate protesters at London airport say they are 'mainstream' and 'scared'

11 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change activists attempted to shut down London City Airport on Thursday morning, John Curran, a 49-year-old former police detective from Nottingham, sat with his hand super-glued to a concrete walkway outside the front entrance.

Protect coastal, island communities now as seas rise, scientists urge

25 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Melting of the world's glaciers and warming of its oceans are fuelling rising seas, fiercer storms, worsening water shortages and other risks that could force millions from their homes or leave them hungrier and poorer, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Climate summit pledges fall short, as big emitters skip 'honest appraisal'

24 Sep 2019

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a U.N. summit on accelerating action on climate change Monday, India promised a boost in its use of renewable power and Finland said it aims to become the first industrialized nation to absorb more carbon than it emits.

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks

23 Sep 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City gets its drinking water from a network of more than 20 reservoirs and lakes further north in New York state, some more than 100 miles (161 km) away.

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