Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded -UN

Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded -UN

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The ruptures on the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system under the Baltic Sea have led to what is likely the biggest single release of climate-damaging methane ever recorded, the United Nations Environment Programme said on Friday. A huge plume of highly concentrated methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent but … Read more

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU approves energy windfall profit levies Countries eye gas price caps as their next move States split over how to contain sky-high prices BRUSSELS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to impose emergency levies on energy firms’ windfall profits, and began talks on their next move to tackle Europe’s energy crunch … Read more

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

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – South Korean pop band Blackpink and American poet Amanda Gorman took to the United Nations stage on Monday to urge action on climate change and other global goals that include achieving gender equality and ending hunger and poverty. Gorman read … Read more

At least 10 dead as flash floods hit central Italy

At least 10 dead as flash floods hit central Italy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CANTIANO, Italy, Sept 16 (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed by torrential overnight rains and floods in the central Italian region of Marche, authorities said on Friday, as rescuers continued to search for three still missing. In Cantiano, a village close to the neighbouring … Read more

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NUR-SULTAN, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday that God does not guide religions towards war, an implicit criticism of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who backs the invasion of Ukraine and has boycotted a conference of faith leaders. On his second day in Kazakhstan, … Read more

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed orders on Monday to push more government dollars to the U.S. biotechnology industry, as he promoted his initiative to create new treatments and cut the death rate from cancer. Cancer “doesn’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat,” … Read more

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at $30 billion

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at  billion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISLAMABAD, Sept 9 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “massive” international support for flood-ravaged Pakistan while visiting the country on Friday, while Islamabad put the cost of flood-related damage at $30 billion. Record monsoon rains and glacier melt in northern mountains have triggered floods … Read more

EU to claw back energy firms’ profits rather than cap Russian gas price

EU to claw back energy firms’ profits rather than cap Russian gas price

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU countries ask bloc to propose windfall revenue cap Ministers also request EU proposal on gas price cap Countries resist EU proposal to cap Russian gas price BRUSSELS, Sept 9 (Reuters) – EU energy ministers on Friday tasked the European Commission to press ahead with a … Read more