COP27 offers a breakthrough in the climate fund at the cost of advances in emissions

The COP27 climate summit ends after long negotiations at the end of the week Delivers final agreement on the creation of a landmark climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked tougher emissions targets SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (November 20) (Reuters) – Countries wrapped up this year’s United Nations climate summit on Sunday with a … Read more

Facts: The latest fronts in climate change legal battles

(Reuters) – Climate change litigation has more than doubled in the past seven years globally, according to a June report by the London School of Economics, and is bypassing traditionally polluting industries such as fossil fuel production. At COP27 climate talks in Egypt, United Nations experts warned last week that many companies’ environmental claims amounted … Read more

As the planet warms, the anteaters of Brazil are facing an increased risk of extinction

The number of anteaters in Brazil has decreased by 30% over 26 years Rising temperatures, fires, droughts and habitat loss are leading to degradation Extinction threats to many animals are increasing as the planet warms AQUIDAWANA, Brazil, Nov 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As their GPS beeps, a team of wildlife rehabilitation experts approach a … Read more

Xi Jinping has silver linings for the rest of the world

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A third term for Xi Jinping could lead to a cold war, or even a hot war. But the prospect of the Chinese nationalist leader remaining in power, which the ruling Communist Party will almost certainly approve at its conference this week, isn’t all bad for the rest of the … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more