COP27 offers a breakthrough in the climate fund at the cost of advances in emissions

The COP27 climate summit ends after long negotiations at the end of the week Delivers final agreement on the creation of a landmark climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked tougher emissions targets SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (November 20) (Reuters) – Countries wrapped up this year’s United Nations climate summit on Sunday with a … Read more

African heritage sites in danger as the planet warms

Dozens of African monuments threatened by climate impacts The ruins of Carthage, Sabratha and Mount Kilimanjaro are in danger Lack of Funding, Research Hinders Conservation Efforts NAIROBI, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the ruins of the ancient Tunisian city of Carthage and Senegal’s slave island of … Read more

Russian missiles hit apartments in Ukraine, killing one person

Kyiv, other cities suffer from blackouts and water Putin: Missile strikes ‘not all we can do’ Russia also suspended its role in the grain deal after saying its ships were damaged Zelensky: Russia is ‘blackmailing the world with hunger’ Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia fired four missiles at the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv overnight, … Read more

Booming Wall Street boosts global and European stocks; oil slices

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Global and European stocks rose on Friday as Wall Street extended gains on hopes that some central banks will slow down in raising interest rates. Commodity prices took a hit from the strength of the US dollar. Oil prices fell after China, the largest importer of crude, expanded its restrictions on the … Read more

Russia strikes Ukrainian homes, evacuates Kherson, and warns of escalation

A rocket hit an apartment building in Mykolaiv Ukrainian forces on the offensive in the Kherson region Kherson is a gateway to the Crimea, annexed by Russia Western countries reject Russia’s “dirty bomb” accusation Mykolaiv, Ukraine (October 24) (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones at the Ukrainian-controlled southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment … Read more

The United States expects Ukraine to fight through the winter. Allies strengthen air defenses

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday that Ukraine is expected to fight through harsh winter conditions in a bid to reclaim more territory from Russia, as allies announced the delivery of new air defenses and committed more aid in the war. Following the Russian missile strikes. Military analysts are watching … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

OPEC+ agrees to deep oil production cuts, as Biden calls them shortsighted

OPEC + cuts production by 2 million barrels per day The real reductions are estimated at 1 million barrels per day due to production shortages Biden criticizes the decision and calls it short-sighted Saudi Arabia says criticism of the West is motivated by arrogance of wealth Saudi Arabia says cuts necessary due to high interest … Read more

Russia is preparing to annex the territory of Ukraine; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says it overwhelmingly supports annexation Russia’s parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal The West is preparing for new sanctions on the referendums ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia was preparing to annex a strip of Ukraine within days, unleashing what it called the number of votes showing overwhelming support in … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more