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CORRECTED-Body Shop joins businesses looking to prove purpose beyond profits

4:40pm BST

LONDON, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Body Shop was awarded an ethical business certification on Monday, joining a growing global cohort seeking to prove to the public that business can be a force for good.

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks

11:47am BST

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City gets its drinking water from a network of more than 20 reservoirs and lakes further north in New York state, some more than 100 miles (161 km) away.

FEATURE-Tap for trash: App seeks to clean up Zimbabwe's waste-clogged cities

6:00am BST

HARARE, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The stench of decaying rubbish fills the air around Euphrasia Mangwe's house in the Zimbabwean capital, attracting hordes of green flies to the two plastic bins in the corner of her garden.

Poorest people getting world's small change to cope with climate crisis

1:01am BST

BARCELONA, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's poorest people, increasingly buffeted by storms, floods and droughts, have been getting less than 1 cent a day each in international help to protect them from wild weather and rising seas as the Earth heats up, aid group Oxfam said Monday.

Adults swell ranks of students marching in record global climate protest

21 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ben Davis' father spent his career working at a petroleum company. But on Friday, Davis - a chemical engineer, like his dad - did something he'd never done before.

FEATURE-Colombian cities gather green speed with electric buses

20 Sep 2019

BOGOTA, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buses belching black clouds of smoke in Colombia's city streets could gradually become a thing of the past as two major cities in the South American nation launch fleets of electric buses to curb air pollution and planet-warming carbon emissions.

Indonesia's president urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

20 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I ndonesia's president, who on Friday ordered lawmakers to delay a planned vote on updates to the country's penal code, has been urged to scrap the changes as they would further persecute the country's beleaguered LGBT+ community.

Hi-tech mapping has good intentions for land rights but can backfire

20 Sep 2019

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New technologies used to map areas in developing nations for granting titles and aiding development could be misused to further marginalise vulnerable people, analysts and land experts warned on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Climate-change protesters poised to kick off global wave of street marches

19 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As world leaders begin arriving for a summit at the United Nations on accelerating action to address climate threats, adults are planning to join students in an unprecedented wave of youth-led climate protests on Friday, organizers said.

CORRECTED-Climate-change protesters poised to kick off global wave of street marches

19 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As world leaders begin arriving for a summit at the United Nations on accelerating action to address climate threats, adults are planning to join students in an unprecedented wave of youth-led climate protests on Friday, organizers said.

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