Nigerian artist turns plastic waste into fashion to raise awareness

LAGOS (Reuters) – The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigeria’s megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair. So one... Read more »

Model Arizona Muse urges fashion industry to change in climate fight

LONDON (Reuters) – Model Arizona Muse urged the fashion industry to become more environmentally sustainable and use its power to help combat climate change, as she joined forces with... Read more »

Plant a trillion trees: U.S. Republicans offer fossil fuel-friendly climate fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan... Read more »

‘Joker’ star Phoenix takes aim at climate apathy with film about dying Earth

LONDON (Reuters) – Oscar favourite Joaquin Phoenix stars as a medic battling to save a dying planet Earth in a film launched on Thursday, the first in a series... Read more »

Top U.S. fund firms split over new limits on shareholder votes

BOSTON (Reuters) – Pending U.S. securities rules that would limit shareholder proposals have divided passive and active U.S. fund firms as some take a harder line on issues like... Read more »

New York State pension fund puts 27 coal companies under review

BOSTON (Reuters) – New York state’s top pension fund official said it was reviewing whether to divest from 27 coal companies and could make decisions on $98 million in... Read more »

Most Australian executives say climate change will damage companies: survey

FILE PHOTO: A burning gum tree is felled to stop it from falling on a car in Corbago, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.... Read more »

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing... Read more »

Australia’s bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers in three states battling a drought which has... Read more »

Search dog Taylor a bushfire-hit koala’s best friend

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard working rescuers during Australia’s bushfire crisis. Animal trainer Ryan Tate hugs Taylor, a koala detection... Read more »