Biden hosts climate meeting amid high pressure on gas prices

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden, who has recently focused on increasing oil production to reduce rising gas priceswill pay attention to climate change Friday when he convenes a virtual meeting of some of the world’s biggest economies. Participants will include China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the EU. Also in attendance will be Egypt, … Read more

Worsening food crisis will push global travel to new records, says UN

Published on: 06/16/2022 – 04:20 Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed the number of globally displaced people to more than 100 million for the first time, and the UN is warning that the resulting hunger crisis could force many more to flee their homes. foyer. Efforts to address the global food insecurity crisis, which has … Read more

Australia pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 43%

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s new government formally committed on Thursday to a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of 43% by the end of the decade, in line with a key campaign pledge. The previous Conservative government was dumped by voters in the May 21 election after delivering on a seven-year-old pledge to cut Australia’s … Read more

Researchers Strive to Innovate in Technology to Ensure Food Security in Africa — Global Issues

Ingabire Muziga Mamy, Managing Director, Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions Rwanda, provides drone services for garden pesticide spraying among other agricultural activities in Rwanda. Technology is crucial to improving food safety, researchers say. CREDIT: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (kigali) Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Inter Press Service KIGALI, Jun 15 (IPS) – A few years ago, … Read more

More investment in fossil fuels, just ‘crazy’, warns António Guterres — Global Issues

António Guterres was speaking at the sixth Austrian Global Climate Crisis Summit, convened by the Austrian government and former California governor and Hollywood actor turned climate activist Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Guterres reiterated his call for the major G20 economies to “dismantle coal infrastructurewith complete elimination by 2030 for OECD countries and 2040 for all others. … Read more

Fires, floods, extreme heat: climate disasters are ravaging the United States

Raging floods, devastating fires, powerful thunderstorms and a dangerous heat wave affecting a third of the population: the United States was beset by climate-related disasters on Tuesday. A series of slow-motion disasters grip the country as it enters summer, with warnings of misery for months to come in some areas. About 120 million people were … Read more

Marjorie Taylor Greene argues global warming is ‘really healthy for us’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) apparently believes in global warming — but she’s not worried because, in her opinion, it’s “actually healthy for us.” “Temperature tracking dates back to the 1800s. We have already warmed 1 degree Celsius and do you know what has happened since? the hardline Republican said during an appearance on the … Read more

Satellite spots massive methane explosion from Russian coal mine

BERLIN– A private company that uses satellites to track sources of methane emissions around the world said on Wednesday it detected one of the largest man-made releases of the powerful greenhouse gas ever seen, coming from a coal mine in Russia earlier this year. Montreal-based GHGSat said one of its satellites, known as “Hugo”, observed … Read more

France pledges 500 million euros for urban vegetation as heat wave descends

Published on: 06/14/2022 – 15:25 The French government on Tuesday announced 500 million euros to encourage urban greening projects to combat high temperatures in cities as a heatwave began to hit the south and southwest. “The government will encourage the development of cool spaces in urban areas with strong support for local authorities in their … Read more

UN launches crowdfunding campaign to counter waning oil tanker threat — Global Issues

The objective is to raise funds to start the $80 million emergency operation to transfer oil from the FSO Safer to a temporary vessel. The FSO Safer is moored off Yemen’s Red Sea coast and contains over a million barrels of oil. The tanker is beyond repair and the fear is that it could soon … Read more