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

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official The authorities are working to restore vital services Joy mixes with concerns about water and energy for Kherson residents Residents recount the violations committed by the occupation forces Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson … Read more

COVID public health emergency in the US to stay in place

Two Biden administration officials said Friday that the United States will maintain a public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to get free tests, vaccines and treatments. One of the officials said the possibility of an increase in coronavirus cases in the winter and the need for more time to transition … Read more

South Korea begins investigation into deadly Halloween crush

The death toll rose to 154 and 149 wounded The government promises to conduct a thorough investigation Residents and officials offer condolences at the memorial The disaster is the worst in South Korea since 2014 Seoul ferry sinking SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean investigators combed through footage on Monday from more than 50 state, private … Read more

The default in South Korea’s Legoland indicates broader pressures in the bond market

SEOUL (Reuters) – A missed bond repayment by a South Korean theme park developer has shaken up the country’s financial markets and raised concerns about the possibility of a credit crunch similar to the one that plunged China’s real estate market and economy into crisis. . South Korea’s central bank and financial regulators scrambled this … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

A Russian cosmonaut boards a SpaceX flight as part of the next space station crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX was scheduled to launch its next long-duration crew of the International Space Station into orbit on Wednesday, with a Russian cosmonaut on a flight with Americans and a Japanese. An astronaut as part of the mission. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a Falcon 9 … 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

Gas leakage from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the Baltic Sea

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN (Reuters) – Danish authorities on Monday told ships to stay away from a five-nautical-mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. The German government said it was in contact … Read more

Traffic, water shortages and now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

A large part of Bengaluru has been submerged in recent floods Forced residents to wade into deep water The unrest raises questions about the city’s future as a technology hub Authorities have vowed to act, but severe weather may complicate plans BENGALURU (Reuters) – Harish Polanor spent weekends in the late 1980s wandering the swamps … Read more