Environment

‘Cement mountain’: China’s rocky road on biodiversity beyond rosy UN summit

‘Cement mountain’: China’s rocky road on biodiversity beyond rosy UN summit

KUNMING, China, Oct 18 (Reuters) – China used a five-day United Nations biodiversity conference in Kunming to celebrate its achievements…
Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create…
UN urges nations to spend more on species protection as new pact talks begin

UN urges nations to spend more on species protection as new pact talks begin

KUNMING, China, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The global community must invest much more and raise the scale and speed of…
Rich nations failing to meet climate funding goal: OECD

Rich nations failing to meet climate funding goal: OECD

Rich countries are making little progress towards meeting their pledge to provide annual climate change mitigation funds, the Organization for Economic…
Egypt becomes 1st Arab country to announce environmental sustainability standards: Minister

Egypt becomes 1st Arab country to announce environmental sustainability standards: Minister

Egyptian Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, announced Wednesday that Egypt is the first Arab country to announce its standards for…
Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation

Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation

MARSEILLE, France, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Indigenous groups urged world leaders on Sunday to back a new target to protect…
Divers monitor whale shark in Red Sea

Divers monitor whale shark in Red Sea

A number of divers are monitoring the rare whale shark, known as Bahloul, near the area of ​​Sharm al-Naga, north…
EXPLAINER: Why it takes months to subdue some wildfires

EXPLAINER: Why it takes months to subdue some wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At nearly every community meeting on firefighting efforts in the U.S. West, residents want to know…
Geoengineering marks scientific gains in UN report on dire climate future

Geoengineering marks scientific gains in UN report on dire climate future

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Geoengineering science is advancing, but the question remains – should we use it? The UN climate…
Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

TOKYO (AP) — They’ll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling…
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