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Analysis: Trump declares end to ‘war on coal,’ but utilities aren’t listening

Analysis: Trump declares end to ‘war on coal,’ but utilities aren’t listening

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) – When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s “war on coal”, usher in a new era of energy…

Cameroon steps up reforestation efforts – but forest loss continues

Forest restoration is welcome, but it’s more critical to protect existing forests, which provide the greatest benefits in terms of limiting climate change and protecting biodiversity     Elias Ntungwe Ngalame Thomson Reuters Foundation   Cameroon’s government plans to restore…

Forged documents trap Indian children

  Roli Srivastava & Anuradha Nagaraj Thomson Reuters Foundation   Corrupt doctors and village leaders in India are helping traffickers to obtain fake documents to pass child victims off as adults and evade justice for crimes affecting thousands of minors,…

A world of good news: Countries that overcame major problems

Book Review: The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline; Author: Jonathan Tepperman; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 499   Toxic and messianic politics, misgovernance, corruption, xenophobia, extremism, ethnic strife, poverty and inequality… most…

Next 50 years will determine “10,000 years”

Alex Whiting Thomson Reuters Foundation   The extent to which countries cut their emissions over the next 50 years will determine the conditions of people’s life on earth for at least the next 10,000 years, the head of the Stockholm…

Despite growth, one in ten Asians live in extreme poverty

Thin Lei Win Thomson Reuters Foundation   Some 400 million people in Asia live on less than $1.90 a day despite the region’s impressive economic growth   Some 400 million people, a tenth of Asia Pacific’s population, live on less…

INSIGHT – Terror threats transform China’s Uighur heartland into security state

INSIGHT – Terror threats transform China’s Uighur heartland into security state

KASHGAR/HOTAN, China, March 31 (Reuters) – Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China’s ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs.   In mandatory anti-terror drills…

Hit by drought and debt, farmers protest with human skulls and rats

Nita Bhalla Thomson Reuters Foundation   Indian farmers hit by drought and debt displayed the skulls of fellow farmers believed to have committed suicide, and placed live rats in their mouths at a protest on March 27 calling on Prime…

War crime probes will hinder Lanka’s reconciliation – ex-defence secretary

Government has already launched some related investigations into alleged war crimes, but ethnic-minority Tamils have complained about the sluggish pace of probes   Reuters   War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the United Nations will exacerbate the…

For Ugandan children, hunger and HIV make a deadly mix

A child gets medicine to slow the development of HIV and hold off its progression into AIDS. But crucial to the proper functioning of these drugs is good nutrition     Yasin Kakande Thomson Reuters Foundation   Seven-year-old Esther Agutti…

War survivors hope new law will unlock state land holdings

Amantha Perera Reuters Foundation   For almost two decades, Sivaraja Sivakumar has lived on a plot of land in the north of Sri Lanka – but he has no idea who owns it.   The 43-year-old father of two from…

FEATURE-Medicinal plant gardens prescribed to cure Kenya’s health woes

FEATURE-Medicinal plant gardens prescribed to cure Kenya’s health woes

Conservation of medicinal plants is a key concern in Kenya   BUSIA, Kenya, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Colletta Anyango saunters around a large, well-kept garden, carefully identifying and plucking the leaves of plants ranging from herbs and vegetables…