U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site

U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will give Native American tribes more say in managing federal and tribal lands as part of a plan that includes assistance for tribes whose land has been harmed by climate change, the White House said on Wednesday. President Joe Biden and other Cabinet officials announced the measures … Read more

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

Countries studying details of new draft agreement Delegates herald possible breakthrough on loss and damage EU prepared to exit talks without positive outcome Some nations want firmer goals on long-term action SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt neared a breakthrough deal on Saturday for a fund … Read more

Flour thrown at Warhol car in Milan climate change protest

Flour thrown at Warhol car in Milan climate change protest

MILAN, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Climate-change protesters threw flour on Friday over a sports car painted by the U.S. pop artist Andy Warhol that is on display in Italy’s financial capital. It was at the third time this month that activists from the group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) have targeted art exhibitions. On Nov. 4, … Read more

Climate protesters in Portugal storm building, urge minister to step down

Climate protesters in Portugal storm building, urge minister to step down

LISBON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters angry about the climate crisis took to the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, with dozens storming a building where Portugal’s Economy Minister Antonio Costa e Silva was speaking demanding that the former oil executive resign. Holding banners and chanting slogans, protesters demanded climate action. As some demonstrators … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

Island nations call for global carbon tax ‘While they are profiting, the planet is burning’ Fears grow for jailed hunger striker in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Leaders from poor countries criticized wealthy governments and oil companies for driving global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in … Read more

COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N. boss says

COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N. boss says

China, United States have leading role Guterres seeks coal phase-out by 2040 UAE, host of 2023 talks, says will keep producing fossil fuel SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, Nov 7 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told countries gathered at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt on Monday they face a stark choice: … Read more

Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

MADRID, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Climate activists glued their hands to the frames of two world-famous paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya in Madrid’s Prado museum on Saturday, the latest in a string of protests targeting artworks across Europe. A man and a woman attached themselves to Goya’s “La Maja Vestida” (The Clothed Maja) … Read more

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) – More than 100 environmental activists wearing white suits stormed into an area where private jets are kept at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday and stopped several aircraft from departing by sitting in front of their wheels. The protest was part of a day of demonstrations in and around the airport … Read more

Delhi’s air a ‘crime against humanity’, spurs calls to close schools

Delhi’s air a ‘crime against humanity’, spurs calls to close schools

NEW DELHI, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Delhi’s 20 million residents were effectively breathing smoke on Thursday as the air quality index (AQI) breached the “severe” and “hazardous” categories in nearly all monitoring stations of the Indian capital, raising calls to close schools. The AQI exceeded 450 at many places early in the day, according to … Read more

Australia to set aside at least 30% of its land mass to protect endangered species

Australia to set aside at least 30% of its land mass to protect endangered species

SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Australia will set aside at least 30% of its land mass for conservation in a bid to protect plants and animals in the island continent famed for species found nowhere else in the world, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Tuesday. Australia has lost more mammal species than any other … Read more