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Sep 16, 2012

Chance of saving most coral reefs is dwindling -study

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The chance to save the world’s
coral reefs from damage caused by climate change is dwindling as
man-made greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists
said in a study released on Sunday.

Around 70 percent of corals are expected to suffer from
long-term degradation by 2030, even if strict emission cuts are
enforced, according to the study.

Sep 14, 2012

Renewables fund aims to attract pension capital

LONDON (Reuters) – A new 500 million euro renewables fund aims to attract capital from pension and sovereign wealth funds through a low-risk, long-term investment strategy which would give higher returns than government bonds, one of its founders said.

The Real Asset Energy Fund (RAEF), managed by Solar Investment Group, plans to start investing in renewable power plants which are already in operation, mainly in the wind and solar sectors, from the first quarter of next year.

Sep 14, 2012

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – From white sandy beaches
to a bustling centre to vibrant rainforests on the sprawling
hills, Rio de Janeiro has something for everyone who visits.

Home to over 6 million people, Brazil’s second biggest city
has a vibrant and colourful atmosphere which is infectious.

Sep 12, 2012

Body disposal technology widens green funeral choice

LONDON (Reuters) – Burnt, buried or frozen and turned to powder are some of the options for dealing with the remains of a loved one whose last wishes include lessening death’s environmental impact.

Our demise can have a big environmental impact. Around three quarters of people in the United Kingdom alone are cremated after they die but cremation uses about the same amount of domestic energy as a person uses in a month.

Sep 11, 2012

UN climate talks should stick with 2 degree goal: EU negotiator

LONDON (Reuters) – United Nations’ climate talks should continue pushing for more ambitious action to ensure global warming is kept under 2 degrees, an EU climate negotiator said on Tuesday, a month after the United States was accused of backtracking on the goal.

Almost 200 nations agreed in 2010 to limit rising temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times to avoid dangerous impacts from climate change like floods, droughts and rising sea levels.

Aug 2, 2012

First U.N. climate fund board meeting set for August 23

LONDON (Reuters) – The first board meeting of the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund will be held on August 23 to 25, an official at the fund’s interim secretariat confirmed on Thursday, five months later than it was originally planned.

The fund is designed to help channel up to $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to help developing countries adapt to climate change.

Jul 27, 2012

UK sea energy cost could halve by 2025-Carbon Trust

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – The cost of wave and tidal
energy in Britain could fall by over half to current offshore
wind levels by 2020-2025 and by 80 percent by 2050 if much more
research and development is done, a marine energy expert at the
Carbon Trust said on Friday.

The cost of developing wave and tidal energy is much higher
than other renewables at the moment because it is a nascent
industry with a wide range of technologies and commercial
viability has not yet been proven at large-scale.

Jul 22, 2012

Bacteria outbreak in Northern Europe due to ocean warming, study says

LONDON (Reuters) – Manmade climate change is the main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new research by a group of international experts shows.

The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Sunday, provided some of the first firm evidence that the warming patterns of the Baltic Sea have coincided with the emergence of Vibrio infections in northern Europe.

Jul 22, 2012

Bacteria outbreak in N. Europe due to ocean warming, study says

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Manmade climate change is the
main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of
bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new
research by a group of international experts shows.

The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on
Sunday, provided some of the first firm evidence that the
warming patterns of the Baltic Sea have coincided with the
emergence of Vibrio infections in northern Europe.

Jul 19, 2012

UN sees future for carbon scheme despite price drop

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ carbon
offset market has a long future in helping the world curb
man-made greenhouse gas emissions, even with carbon prices at
record lows, the executive chairman of the U.N. Clean
Development Mechanism (CDM) said on Thursday.

U.N-backed carbon credits, called certified emissions
reductions (CERs), have plunged around 70 percent over the past
12 months as a massive supply of credits has built up because of
a drop in demand due to a slowing economy. The benchmark CER
contract hit record lows below 3 euros this week.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
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      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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