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Thin Lei Win

Wood, metal, paper and fabric can help cut climate-harming plastics

21 Sep 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Replacing plastics used in buildings with metal, wood, ceramics and glass, turning to paper and fabric for packaging, and boosting recycling rates could slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, researchers said on Monday.

Wood, metal, paper and fabric can help cut climate-harming plastics

21 Sep 2020

ROME, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Replacing plastics used in buildings with metal, wood, ceramics and glass, turning to paper and fabric for packaging, and boosting recycling rates could slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, researchers said on Monday.

All must come aboard for a smooth ride to carbon-neutral future

17 Sep 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Britain, Denmark and New Zealand to Myanmar, Senegal and the Marshall Islands, more than 120 countries, rich and poor, have set their sights on the same goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate change: cutting their emissions to net-zero.

ANALYSIS-All must come aboard for a smooth ride to carbon-neutral future

17 Sep 2020

ROME, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Britain, Denmark and New Zealand to Myanmar, Senegal and the Marshall Islands, more than 120 countries, rich and poor, have set their sights on the same goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate change: cutting their emissions to net-zero.

Multinational companies account for nearly a fifth of global CO2 emissions, researchers say

08 Sep 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study.

Multinational companies account for nearly a fifth of global CO2 emissions, researchers say

08 Sep 2020

ROME, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study.

Black urban farmers in the U.S. sow seeds to end 'food apartheid'

30 Jul 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a backyard in the Bronx in the mid-1980s, a vine laden with sweet-smelling and delicious tomatoes came as a revelation to urban gardening guru Karen Washington.

FACTBOX-The world's rising tide of plastic pollution - and how to stem it

23 Jul 2020

ROME, July 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From straws and bags to cups and swabs, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean is expected to triple over the next two decades, threatening the health of humans and the planet and fuelling climate change, researchers said on Thursday.

Greta Thunberg plans to donate one million-euro prize to green causes

20 Jul 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday she would donate 1 million euros ($1.14 million) from a new prize she has won to groups tackling climate change and defending nature.

Efficient cooling seen as key to keeping climate change in check

19 Jul 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After enduring the hottest decade on record, India aims to keep its homes and workplaces cool without raising energy consumption with one simple change: raising the temperature settings on air conditioners.

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