Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the 'in danger' list, UN-backed report shows

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, the scientists said that the reef is facing major threats due … Read more

North Korea claims Friday’s launch was a ‘new kind of intercontinental ballistic missile’

North Korea fires suspected ICBM into sea off Japan, according to South Korean and Japanese officials

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea said that it conducted a “test firing of a new kind” of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, according to the government-run KCNA news agency. Japan warned on earlier on Friday that the missile had the potential range to reach the US mainland. KCNA claimed that the “new” … Read more

EU shakes up climate talks with surprise disaster fund offer

EU shakes up climate talks with surprise disaster fund offer

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Climate talks appeared stalled late night Thursday on major issues going into the final day, but possibilities for a deal were buoyed by an unexpected proposal by the European Union on two of the thorniest issues, tying compensation for climate disasters to tougher emissions cuts. Minutes after the United Nations … Read more

Russia launches new Ukraine barrage as grain deal extended

Russia launches new Ukraine barrage as grain deal extended

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian airstrikes inflicted more damage on Ukraine on Thursday, with the latest barrage smashing into energy infrastructure, apartment buildings and an industrial site. At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in drone and missile strikes around the country, authorities said. Separately, UN Secretary-General António Guterres … Read more

Russia under fire over Ukraine missile attacks, Poland deaths | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia under fire over Ukraine missile attacks, Poland deaths |  Russia-Ukraine war News

At UN Security Council, US and its allies say Russia is ultimately to blame for Poland ‘tragedy’ because it thing to invade Ukraine. The United States and its allies have criticized Russia in the United Nations Security Council over its responsibility for a deadly missile strike in Poland, an event the UN’s political chief called … Read more

World population hits 8 billion, UN says, as growth poses more challenges for the planet

World population hits 8 billion, UN says, as growth poses more challenges for the planet

CNN — The world’s population will reach 8 billion people on Tuesday, representing a “milestone in human development” before birth rates start to slow, according to a projection from the United Nations. In a statement, the UN said the figure meant 1 billion people had been added to the global population in just 12 years. … Read more

Biden ready to tout his climate record at UN summit as he embarks on post-midterm international swing

Biden ready to tout his climate record at UN summit as he embarks on post-midterm international swing

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — President Joe Biden arrived Friday to the climate summit underway in an Egyptian Red Sea resort eager to highlight major new US investments toward limiting climate change, a sharp difference from the last time he showed up at a climate conference empty handed. Yet fears of a world distracted … Read more

Biden aims to assert American leadership abroad at UN climate summit and G20

Biden aims to assert American leadership abroad at UN climate summit and G20

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — It’s a story President Joe Biden tells at nearly every opportunity: last year, meeting his new counterparts at his first international summit, he proudly informed them, “America is back.” “For how long?” one of them asked. As Biden departs this week for a weeklong around-the-world trip, the question still … Read more

COP27 opens with a rallying call for rich nations to pay up

COP27 opens with a rallying call for rich nations to pay up

The COP27 summit sees delegates from nearly 200 countries gather in Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on how to address the climate crisis. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Top officials kicked off proceedings at the UN’s flagship climate conference by urging wealthy … Read more

COP27 climate summit: Here’s what to watch

COP27 climate summit: Here's what to watch

CNN — As global leaders converge in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the UN’s annual climate summit, researchers, advocates and the United Nations itself are warning the world is still wildly off-track on its goal to halt global warming and prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Over the next two weeks, negotiators from nearly … Read more