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Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap

<b>Women in the UK who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, according to a new report. Part-time working, missed promotions and less experience are all contributing to what is being branded a "mummy tax".</b><p>So what could be done to level the playing …

Gender

Questions over Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid are spreading far and wide

Olympic bid corruption claims keep mounting and leave governing body and the authorities struggling to catch up<p>“Of course, we are not amused.” The International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, invoked Queen Victoria this week when asked about the spiralling crisis surrounding allegations …

Disrupting Solar

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world's energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas industry is about a $4 trillion business.<p>It's big money, and in the U.S., 67 percent of the electricity generated in 2015 was from fossil fuels (coal, …

Clean Energy

US soccer player Romeo Parkes faces lengthy ban for shocking kick in opponent's back

It was the cheap shot heard around the world. Romeo Parkes, the Jamaica international, is facing a lengthy ban in the United States after one of the most disgraceful scenes of on-field violence in recent years.<p>The incident took place in the third tier United Soccer League when the Pittsburgh …

New York Red Bulls

Pakistani activist who condemned religious extremism gunned down

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> Khurram Zaki spent years denouncing Islamic extremists in his homeland. He apparently paid for it with his life.<p>The Pakistani human rights activist was gunned down at a restaurant in Karachi on Saturday night, fellow activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir said.<p>The Hakimullah …

Hillary Clinton urges Britain to remain in the European Union

US presidential hopeful weighs in on forthcoming vote as No 10 welcomes latest backing ahead of 23 June referendum<p>Hillary Clinton has thrown her weight behind the campaign to keep Britain inside the European Union in a major new boost to David Cameron’s hopes of winning a Remain vote on 23 …

UNHCR: Proposal to Halt Migrants May Violate International Law

The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday it is concerned some parts of an EU-Turkey proposal to stem the flow of refugees and migrants into Greece, …

China announces restrictions on trade with North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday banned imports of gold and rare earths from North Korea as well as exports to the country of jet fuel and other oil products used to make rocket fuel, a move in line with new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes as he …

North Korea

Trump on potential war between Japan and North Korea: 'If they do, they do'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Saturday reiterated his belief that Japan should arm itself to deter a threat from North Korea rather than have the U.S. military protect the longtime ally against the rogue nuclear nation.<p>Meanwhile, Trump throughout the day maintained that the U.S. should pressure NATO …

India Establishes World’s First 100 Percent Solar-Powered Airport

Awesome.<p>In a move that’s expected to save 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the next 25 years, the state of Cochin on the southwest coast of …

Renewable Energy

U.S. sending $3 billion to poor countries to combat climate change

The United States will commit $3 billion to a fund that helps poor nations cope with climate change, a White House official said Friday.<p>President Barack Obama will unveil the new resources during this week's G-20 summit in Australia.<p>The announcement will come days after Obama and Chinese President …

Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund

BRISBANE Australia/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Environmentalism

Congress is about to sabotage Obama’s historic climate deal

<b>(Reuters/Yuri Gripas/David McNew)</b><p>China and the U.S. came to long-overdue climate agreement this week. So why are we still talking about Keystone XL?<p>Bill McKibben<p>November 14, 2014 6:35pm (UTC)<p>If you want to understand why the China-U.S. climate deal announced this week is going to be hard to meet, …

Los Angeles, Bakersfield top list of worst air pollution in the nation

Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted.<p>Bakersfield tops the list for having the most unhealthy days from airborne particles spewed by highway traffic, …

Earth Day 2016: A Historic Day For Earth's Future

<b>[Updated 4/20]</b>: This article has been updated below with Christiana Figueres’ TED talk on the Paris Climate Agreement.<p>Earth Day in 2016 will be one to eemember for its significance on a global scale climate agreement between two economic powerhouses. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970′s by …

Climate

Investigation launched into series of allegations of violence at youth matches

The Surrey Football Association has launched an investigation into a series of allegations of violence at youth matches after being warned that there could be a fatality.<p>Graham Ekins, chairman of the Surrey Youth League, wrote this week to clubs of the 11,500 children aged between six and 18 to say …

Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say

A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet’s sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years — leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the 20th century was “extremely likely” to have been faster than during nearly the entire period.<p>“We can say …

Climate Change

Supreme Court's Stay on Clean Power Plan Won't Stop Energy Revolution

<i>Wind turbines are a growing source of electric power in the U.S. © Kent Mason</i><p><b>By Mark Tercek and Jimmie Powell</b><p><i>Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of</i> Nature's Fortune. <i>Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek. Jimmie Powell is the Nature Conservancy's Energy Team Lead.</i><p>The …