"Protesters gathered around Glasgow, where the United Nations climate conference was held, calling for urgent actions from world leaders in the fight against the climate crisis."
"We may be one step closer to seeing a worldwide revolution in making greener steel thanks to a new international agreement on tariffs."
"Denmark, the United States and 12 other countries on Monday backed a goal to reduce emissions by the global maritime sector to zero by 2050, a target to be fleshed out in negotiations at the United Nations shipping agency."
"One hundred countries, representing 85% of the world’s forests, have given themselves nine years to halt and reverse deforestation, in a major new commitment at global climate change talks on Tuesday."
"The Biden administration said Tuesday that it would heavily regulate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that spews from oil and natural gas operations and can warm the atmosphere 80 times as fast as carbon dioxide in the short term." "The new rule was announced at a U.N. summit where the United States is facing skepticism about its commitment to climate change."
The COVID-19 outbreak has left little unchanged — including how environment reporters do their jobs, given that many experts believe the disruption of the human-wild interface could be the source of the next deadly virus. The new Backgrounder makes the case in this analysis, looking at how societies — and journalists — handled this pandemic and must prepare for possible future outbreaks.
"Three years after a devastating wildfire, a California community faces another crisis: PTSD. Is what’s happening there a warning to the rest of us?"
"Major funding to finance forest conservation projects is set to be announced at the UN climate summit next week. But some environmentalists contend the LEAF program could exclude the Indigenous people who have long protected the forests that the initiative aims to save."
"Investors, foundations, universities and governments pulled their assets from fossil fuel companies in record numbers in October."
"The world’s largest economies will stop financing coal plants abroad, though that falls far short of what’s needed to fight climate change, raising fears of half-steps at this week’s U.N. summit."