Australia climate inaction violated Torres Strait Islanders’ rights, UN says

Australia climate inaction violated Torres Strait Islanders’ rights, UN says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A United Nations committee found on Friday that Australia had violated the human rights of a group of islanders off its north coast by failing to adequately protect them from the impacts of climate change, such as by cutting greenhouse gas … Read more

Al Gore sees the world at ‘tipping point’ for climate action

Al Gore sees the world at ‘tipping point’ for climate action

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Surging power prices pushing governments to decarbonise Gore cites greater action in the United States and Australia Says he is optimistic on further action in Brazil, China LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – (This Sept. 20 story has been refiled to correct typo in second bullet point) … Read more

Apple to appeal Brazil sales ban of iPhone without charger

Apple to appeal Brazil sales ban of iPhone without charger

A customers holds the new green colour Apple iPhone 13 pro shortly after it went on sale inside the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAO PAULO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apple Inc … Read more

Biden administration denies Cheniere’s request to sidestep LNG pollution rule

Biden administration denies Cheniere’s request to sidestep LNG pollution rule

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday it has denied a request from leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A) to exempt turbines at its two U.S. Gulf Coast terminals from a hazardous pollution rule. The … Read more

From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not long ago, Sara Khan, principal at a school for disadvantaged girls in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan, looked on in alarm as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the world’s hottest at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large parts … Read more

Low water levels on Danube reveal sunken WW2 German warships

Low water levels on Danube reveal sunken WW2 German warships

PRAHOVO, Serbia, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty river Danube to one of its lowest levels in almost a century, exposing the hulks of dozens of explosives-laden German warships sunk during World War Two near Serbia’s river port town of Prahovo. The vessels were among hundreds scuttled along … Read more

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Tonnes of dead fish collected in river on Polish-German border Authorities are working to establish cause Polish authorities criticised for slow response Polish PM says Oder “may take years” to return to normal state BERLIN/WARSAW, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Polish and German authorities are working “flat-out” to establish the cause behind a mass fish die-off … Read more

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they closed two border crossings in the volatile north after local … Read more

Heatwave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

Heatwave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

WMO issues warning on air quality in towns and cities UK declares first red heat warning for Monday, Tuesday Wildfires ablaze in France, Spain and Portugal LEIRIA, Portugal/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires blistered land in France, Spain and Portugal on Friday, while officials in Europe … Read more

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more