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Megan Rowling

Drastic shift in city lifestyles urged to avert climate crisis

12 Jun 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - You bound out of bed in your wood-framed eco-home, throw on a rented dress, jump on an electric bike and head to the "tool library" to borrow a trowel to plant your vegetable patch.

Drastic shift in city lifestyles urged to avert climate crisis

12 Jun 2019

BARCELONA, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - You bound out of bed in your wood-framed eco-home, throw on a rented dress, jump on an electric bike and head to the "tool library" to borrow a trowel to plant your vegetable patch.

Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

11 Jun 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's biggest yoghurt maker Danone and food packaging giant Tetra Pak are among companies leading a global scheme to reduce plastic waste, launched on Tuesday, as public concern rises over the environmental damage caused by rubbish.

Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

11 Jun 2019

BARCELONA, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's biggest yoghurt maker Danone and food packaging giant Tetra Pak are among companies leading a global scheme to reduce plastic waste, launched on Tuesday, as public concern rises over the environmental damage caused by rubbish.

Subsidize solar mini-grids to power rural Africa, investors urge

10 Jun 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local renewable-energy grids can provide electric power to hundreds of millions of people in developing nations, especially in Africa, but will not attract enough financial backing unless they are subsidized, a group of investors said on Monday.

Subsidise solar mini-grids to power rural Africa, investors urge

10 Jun 2019

BARCELONA, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local renewable-energy grids can provide electric power to hundreds of millions of people in developing nations, especially in Africa, but will not attract enough financial backing unless they are subsidised, a group of investors said on Monday.

Factbox: 10 facts about air pollution on World Environment Day

05 Jun 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobody is safe from air pollution, the United Nations warned on World Environment Day, with nine out of 10 people on the planet now breathing polluted air.

Amal Clooney advises companies to step up human rights to profit

05 Jun 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies need to put respect for human rights at the core of their businesses, with "doing good" likely to become a longer-lasting trend if they see it as a way to boost profits, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney said on Tuesday.

Fossil fuel subsidies are wrecking the world, says U.N. chief

28 May 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Subsidies that promote the use of fossil fuels are helping "to destroy the world", and are a bad way to deploy taxpayers' money, the head of the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Fossil fuel subsidies are wrecking the world, says U.N. chief

28 May 2019

BARCELONA, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Subsidies that promote the use of fossil fuels are helping "to destroy the world", and are a bad way to deploy taxpayers' money, the head of the United Nations said on Tuesday.

World News

"Sea of black" Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.