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Attacks on LGBT+ Ugandans seen rising after minister proposes death for gay sex

10:55pm IST

NAIROBI, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has seen a rise in attacks on LGBT+ people since a minister proposed bringing back the death penalty for gay sex, campaigners said on Tuesday, warning anti-gay rhetoric was fuelling homophobia.

EXCLUSIVE-After a violent past, Colombia's Medellin emerges as a hotspot for businesses doing good

4:30pm IST

MEDELLIN, Colombia, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G rowing up in a gang-ridden hillside slum in Colombia's second city of Medellin, Bryan Estiven Carmona knew becoming a street drug dealer was far more likely than getting a decent job.

What's a social entrepreneur? And other frequently asked questions

4:30pm IST

LONDON, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whether it is building schools from plastic waste or opening a cafe staffed by trafficking survivors, social entrepreneurs find innovative and creative ways to solve a diverse range of environmental and social problems through a business lens.

EXCLUSIVE-Canada named top nation for entrepreneurs doing good in global poll as US falls

4:30pm IST

* United States suffers biggest fall amid political uncertainty

Scientists question mass tree planting as climate change panacea

4:21pm IST

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The potential for a global tree-planting drive to curb climate-change risks has been overestimated, scientists warned, flagging issues with maps and data used in a recent study and urging greater efforts to cut heat-trapping emissions by other means.

Tokyo Olympics to go green, help other cities strike gold

2:15pm IST

PENANG, Malaysia, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I nnovations such as roads that reflect heat and water-absorbing pavements that will help the Olympic Games in Tokyo be a carbon neutral event, could also be adopted by other cities looking to mitigate climate risks, urban experts said.

As climate impacts hit, cities are still struggling to prepare, researchers warn

1:30pm IST

LONDON, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than two in three cities around the world already are noticing the effects of climate change, from more heatwaves to worsening flooding, but few have effective plans in place to deal with the threats, researchers warned Tuesday.

Energy aid neglects 'health emergency' fuelled by dirty cooking

4:31am IST

BARCELONA, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments, development banks and businesses are providing less than 1% of the money needed each year to wean 3 billion people off dirty, health-harming cooking by an international deadline of 2030, new data on energy access showed on Tuesday.

Historic U.S. island return to native tribe 'path forward' for other land transfers

21 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Californian city will return a historic island to its former Native American owners on Monday, more than 150 years after the tribe was decimated, in a move which indigenous groups said could inspire other land transfers across the country.

INTERVIEW-Youth activist calls for joint effort to clean up Indonesia's seas

21 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local leaders in Indonesia must get involved with young people to tackle the trash problem that blights the nation's islands and surrounding seas, a leading Asian youth environmental activist said on Monday.

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