• G20 Summit deemed 'abysmal and total failure' on vaccine equity, climate action

    G20 Summit deemed 'abysmal and total failure' on vaccine equity, climate action

    Nov 04, 2021 20:24

    Leaders of the world's richest nations wrapped up the Group of 20 Summit in Rome recently after taking virtually no concrete action to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the intensifying climate crisis, drawing condemnation from human rights advocates who deemed the gathering's outcome an "abysmal and total failure."

  • A quarter of all 'critical' US infrastructure at risk from flooding: Report

    A quarter of all 'critical' US infrastructure at risk from flooding: Report

    Oct 14, 2021 19:35

    The US infrastructure is not built to a standard that protects against the level of flood risk people face today, let alone how those risks will grow over the next 30 years as the climate changes.

  • Hurricane Ida is proof US systemic racism aggravates effects of climate crisis

    Hurricane Ida is proof US systemic racism aggravates effects of climate crisis

    Oct 08, 2021 20:08

    When US government allows exploitative real estate corporations to develop shoddy private developments to maximize profit and displace Black residents, thousands are left without homes during a disaster.

  • Manchin, with close ties to fossil fuels, will craft US climate plan

    Manchin, with close ties to fossil fuels, will craft US climate plan

    Sep 21, 2021 21:14

    Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democratic senator who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last year from coal production, is preparing to remake President Biden’s climate legislation in a way that tosses a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry — despite urgent calls from scientists that countries need to quickly pivot away from coal, gas and oil to avoid a climate catastrophe.

  • Environmental threats rapidly becoming 'single greatest challenge to human rights': UN

    Environmental threats rapidly becoming 'single greatest challenge to human rights': UN

    Sep 16, 2021 20:16

    The planetary crisis is "impacting a broad range of rights, including the rights to adequate food, water, education, housing, health, development, and even life itself," said the U.N.'s top rights expert.

  • Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high

    Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high

    Sep 15, 2021 19:48

    New figures released by Global Witness show that 227 people were killed in 2020 while trying to protect forests, rivers and other ecosystems that their livelihoods depended on.

  • Climate crises converge as wildfire burns west and hurricane pummels south in US

    Climate crises converge as wildfire burns west and hurricane pummels south in US

    Sep 02, 2021 17:38

    Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southern Louisiana on Aug 29 as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. It has knocked out power to the hundreds of thousands of residents of New Orleans and over 1 million in Louisiana and has caused at least one death so far.

  • Germany ‘set for biggest rise in greenhouse gases for 30 years’

    Germany ‘set for biggest rise in greenhouse gases for 30 years’

    Aug 26, 2021 19:38

    Germany is forecast to record its biggest rise in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 this year as the economy rebounds from the pandemic-related downturn, according to a report by an environmental think tank.

  • New UN report to set out stark reality of the climate crisis

    New UN report to set out stark reality of the climate crisis

    Aug 10, 2021 16:16

    A new UN report will set out a stark message on the state of the climate crisis, raising pressure on governments meeting for the crucial Cop26 talks in the autumn. The report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published on Monday (9 August 2021), is the first part of a review of current scientific knowledge about how the world is warming due to human activity.

  • Wildfires cause further devastation in Turkey, Greece

    Wildfires cause further devastation in Turkey, Greece

    Aug 06, 2021 21:28

    The Turkish fires have been fuelled by a southern European heatwave fed by hot air from North Africa, which has also seen chaos grip other parts of the Mediterranean in recent days. Experts have warned that climate change is increasing both the frequency and intensity of wildfires.