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Laurie Goering

Shrinking water supplies threaten to put fragile Iraq 'on the edge'

08 Jul 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq's economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday.

Shrinking water supplies threaten to put fragile Iraq 'on the edge'

08 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq's economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday.

Clock ticks on greener homes as UK seeks jobs and emissions cuts

03 Jul 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To meet a binding goal of achieving net-zero climate-changing emissions by 2050, Britain needs to upgrade its 29 million homes to use less fossil-fuel energy, often through measures such as adding insulation or swapping to low-carbon heating.

Brazil's indigenous seed collectors in demand for forest restoration

03 Jul 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By law, builders of roads and dams and others who destroy forests in Brazil's Amazon are required to replant an equivalent area of trees elsewhere.

Brazil's indigenous seed collectors in demand for forest restoration

03 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By law, builders of roads and dams and others who destroy forests in Brazil's Amazon are required to replant an equivalent area of trees elsewhere.

Clock ticks on greener homes as UK seeks jobs and emissions cuts

03 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To meet a binding goal of achieving net-zero climate-changing emissions by 2050, Britain needs to upgrade its 29 million homes to use less fossil-fuel energy, often through measures such as adding insulation or swapping to low-carbon heating.

Pump or dump? With oil in decline, Africa ponders its energy future

02 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the COVID-19 pandemic bashes economies and demand for oil, many African nations dependent on exporting fossil fuels are "haemorrhaging" cash, African energy experts warned this week.

Green champion Lisbon backs city-centre living after tourism dive

29 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just in the last decade, Portugal's capital city has cut its energy use and climate-changing emissions, installed one of the world's biggest electric-car charging networks and expanded cycling, walking and public green space.

INTERVIEW-Green champion Lisbon backs city-centre living after tourism dive

29 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just in the last decade, Portugal's capital city has cut its energy use and climate-changing emissions, installed one of the world's biggest electric-car charging networks and expanded cycling, walking and public green space.

Foreign ministers flag climate change as major spark for conflicts

25 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change impacts - including growing food and water scarcity - are becoming increasingly important drivers of conflict and unrest around the world, and security planners need to make them a priority now, foreign ministers warned this week.

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