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World waste could grow 70 percent as cities boom, warns World Bank

21 Sep 2018

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank on Thursday, with South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish.

'Catastrophic' floods rising on Amazon River, say scientists

19 Sep 2018

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe flooding on the Amazon has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world's biggest river, scientists said.

'Catastrophic' floods rising on Amazon River, say scientists

19 Sep 2018

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe flooding on the Amazon has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world's biggest river, scientists said.

Rising temperatures will mean more deaths globally, say scientists

13 Sep 2018

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-related deaths, researchers said on Thursday.

Turning waste into bioplastics, Mexico strikes green gold

12 Sep 2018

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tequila, avocado and corn are proving their worth beyond Mexican fiesta staples as key components for a fast-growing bioplastics market, with companies transforming waste from processing food crops into products such as bags, plates and even car parts.

FEATURE-Turning waste into bioplastics, Mexico strikes green gold

12 Sep 2018

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T equila, avocado and corn are proving their worth beyond Mexican fiesta staples as key components for a fast-growing bioplastics market, with companies transforming waste from processing food crops into products such as bags, plates and even car parts.

Mexican wave: harnessing the Pacific’s blue rollers for green energy

30 Aug 2018

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Energy from the ocean breakers that pound Mexico's Pacific Coast could soon be turned into electricity as an Israeli joint venture finalizes permits and financing for the country's first wave energy plant.

Mexican wave: harnessing the Pacific’s blue rollers for green energy

30 Aug 2018

TEPIC, Mexico, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Energy from the ocean breakers that pound Mexico's Pacific Coast could soon be turned into electricity as an Israeli joint venture finalises permits and financing for the country's first wave energy plant.

Pressure to secure Mexico energy supply endangers green dream

02 Aug 2018

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will have a better chance of slashing poverty and inequality if he weaves a strong green thread through his policies, analysts say.

ANALYSIS-Pressure to secure Mexico energy supply endangers green dream

02 Aug 2018

TEPIC, Mexico, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will have a better chance of slashing poverty and inequality if he weaves a strong green thread through his policies, analysts say.

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