NAIROBI (Reuters) – The Kenya Electricity Generating Company plans to raise funds from the market later this year and it may opt to issue the country’s first green bond, its chief executive said. FILE PHOTO: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) workers walk past the pylons of high-tension electricity power lines at the Olkaria II Geothermal
FILE PHOTO: Tap water flows out of a faucet in New York June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Thursdays limits on how much toxic chemicals from cookware and carpeting are allowed in drinking water. The agency will announce a plan to control a group
LONDON (Reuters) – Two tigers have died in separate fights at British zoos in the past week, leaving their keepers devastated. FILE PHOTO: Melati, a four year old Sumatran Tiger, looks out of her new 2,500 square meter enclosure at London Zoo March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo On Monday, a 13-year-old Siberian female called
FILE PHOTO: A view of Asco village and a nuclear plant, which uses the waters of the Ebro river water to cool it, in Asco near Tarragona January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – Spain aims to close all seven of its nuclear plants between 2025 and 2035 as part of plans to
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant.” Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles attends a conference on indigenous rights organized by the prosecutor’s office in Brasilia, Brazil January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado “I don’t know
(Reuters) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the second largest U.S. pension fund said on Monday it made a $250 million investment with Impactive Capital, a new activist hedge fund that expects to start trading next month. FILE PHOTO – Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS),
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities rose 16 percent on the year in January, official data showed, with surging industrial activity making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their winter emissions targets. A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province, China January
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, but environmentalists criticized it on Monday for allowing a number of exceptions. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags are seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 14, 2018.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate change is the top security concern in a poll conducted by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, followed by Islamist terrorism and cyber attacks while respondents in a growing number of countries worried about the power and influence of the United States. FILE PHOTO: Vapor is released into the sky at a
ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected on Sunday a proposal to limit urban sprawl by freezing the size of construction zones, rebuffing a plea from environmentalists to protect open spaces from the advance of bulldozers. Residential houses are seen during sunny winter weather on a mountainside in the town of Unteraegeri, Switzerland February 5, 2019.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes, with more residents expected to flee, officials said. New Zealand Defence Force firefighters combat the Richmond fire near Nelson, South Island, New Zealand,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Like many Westminster grand champions, CJ became an A-list star when he won the most prestigious event on the U.S. dogshow calendar three years ago, but his owner says the German shorthaired pointer is still a beloved family pet at heart. FILE PHOTO: Handler Valerie Nunez Atkinson poses with CJ, a
The Bosch logo is seen in Reutlingen, Germany, June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Prosecutors in the German city of Stuttgart are looking into a possible fine for auto supplier Robert Bosch for providing Volkswagen with engine management software that the carmaker used to cheat vehicle emissions tests in 2015. Volkswagen has paid
A general view of Drax power station in Drax, northern England, February 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Drax has started capturing carbon dioxide at its wood-burning power plant in North Yorkshire, a world first in technology it hopes could lead to carbon negative power plants in the future. Energy companies are seeking
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Thursday laid out a “Green New Deal” that would eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, an effort to make climate change a central issue in the 2020 presidential race. The document, unveiled by rising political star Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, marks the first formal attempt