Climate talks at the United Nations are preparing for a deal to set up a disaster fund

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) – Negotiators said they have reached a potential breakthrough deal on the thorny issue of United Nations climate talks, creating a fund to compensate poor countries falling victim to extreme weather exacerbated by carbon in rich nations. pollution. “There is an agreement on loss and damage,” Maldivian environment minister Aminath … Read more

The European Union rocks climate talks with a surprise offer of disaster financing

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) – Climate talks appeared to be stalled late Thursday night on key issues that will wind down in the final day, but prospects for a deal were boosted by an unexpected proposal from the European Union on two of its thorniest issues, linked compensation. to climate disasters to more stringent … Read more

Climate questions: What are the sources of emissions?

by SIBI ARASU October 28, 2022 GMT BENGALURU, India (AP) – Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases are heating the planet. So what are the most important human activities that cause it? The largest share of these warming gases is pumped for energy, with coal, oil and gas … Read more

California expands largest illegal US effort to eradicate pots

Sacramento, California (AP) – With California’s four-year-old legal marijuana market in disarray, the state attorney general said Tuesday he will try a new, broader approach to disrupting illegal pot plantations that undermine the legal economy and cause widespread environmental damage. The state will expand its nearly four-decade multi-agency seasonal eradication program — the largest in … Read more

Gates Foundation urges UN and honors inspiration as goalkeeper | Health, medicine and fitness

By Thalia Petty, Associated Press New York (AFP) – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined distinctive optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals, held by the Gates Foundation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Bill Gates made the case … Read more

After 100 years of holding together, the Colorado River is approaching crisis point

Written by Chris Outcalt and Brittany Peterson September 12, 2022 GMT DENVER (Associated Press) – The deepening crisis facing the Colorado River is essentially an accounting problem. The 40 million people who depend on the river to fill a glass of water at the dinner table, wash their clothes, or grow food across millions … Read more