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Ukraine war puts food supply chain in crisis

Food supply chains already in flux in the wake of COVID-19 are under new pressure from the Ukraine war with potentially dire consequences for global stability as the heavy sanctions levied on Russia take their toll.... Read more»

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COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

How much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks, and what happens now, depends in large part on where you live - here are five key elements to watch over the coming year as countries move forward on their promises.... Read more»

With COP26 over, where do we go from here?

For 14 days, it felt like Glasgow was at the center of something monumental - however, experts worry that the pledges made during COP26 and as a result of the Glasgow Climate Pact won’t be enough to limit rising temperatures.... Read more»

COP 26 climate conference makes small gains, leaves toughest issues to next year

Glasgow’s COP 26, billed as the last chance to save the world from catastrophic climate change, failed to make the radical steps scientists said were needed but finally ended in a political consensus agreement 24 hours later than planned.... Read more»

American borders reopen to tourists, but remain closed for migrants seeking asylum

As entry restrictions lifted on Monday in a welcomed reopening of the land U.S. border crossings to some tourists from Mexico, the Biden administration is continuing to deny entry to asylum-seekers from Mexico and Central America under a Trump-era emergency public health rule.... Read more»

Grijalva takes Glasgow: Raising indigenous concerns at UN climate conference

U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva is heading to Glasgow where he plans to reprimand the United Nations summit on climate change because indigenous peoples are poorly represented.... Read more»

As climate summit enters final stretch, activists decry it as a failure

Crucial talks in Glasgow to rein in climate change entered the final stretch on Monday after a weekend of protests where activists criticized the conference as a failure because world leaders aren't taking global warming seriously enough. ... Read more»

Global leaders pledge to end deforestation, rein in methane

On the second day of a major United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow, world leaders pledged to end deforestation by 2030 and U.S. President Joe Biden pushed to make the United States a leader on reducing methane emissions and halting global warming. ... Read more»

No climate deal for Biden as he joins global allies at critical UN conference

President Joe Biden will arrive at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, without new federal programs in hand to fight climate change, after Democrats in Congress failed to reach an agreement to pass his revised $1.75 trillion spending plan.... Read more»

Analysis

4 key issues to watch as world leaders prepare for the Glasgow climate summit

As negotiations get underway at the United Nations’ climate conference, COP26, where world leaders will be discussing how their countries will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change, here’s what to watch for.... Read more»

'Breathtaking' lack of commitment as rich countries delay climate finance pledge to 2023

The United Kingdom will have to open COP 26 next week with a last-ditch bid to mobilize $100 billion per year from the world’s wealthiest nations after a diplomatic effort led by Canada and Germany failed to reach a funding target that was first promised in 2009.... Read more»

Arizona officials cite highs, lows that will be Colin Powell’s legacy

Arizona politicians from both sides of the aisle praised former Secretary of State Colin Powell as a dedicated public servant who will inspire “generations of Americans,” but who also leaves behind a mixed legacy. ... Read more»

McCain, Flake face light questioning in chummy confirmation hearing

Cindy McCain, whose late husband served more than 30 years in the Senate, and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who served on Foreign Relations, faced light questioning during their confirmation hearing to be ambassadors to the United Nations food programs and to Turkey, respectively.... Read more»

What’s the word? Climate lingo demystified

The climate crisis is taking center stage, with deadly hurricanes, torrential rains, and wildfires, but it can be hard to grasp the jargon that accompanies a warming world, so WhoWhatWhy has collected and clarified 14 of the terms you’re likely to see in coming months. ... Read more»

Mexican scientists scale up solar-powered water treatment tech

Scientists in Mexico are cleaning polluted waterways with solar power, thus offsetting the carbon footprint of water treatment — and they're making moves to scale the technology up even bigger. ... Read more»

Convince an unvaccinated person? Advice from a hostage negotiator, a veteran UN peacekeeper, and a Girl Scout.

Months into the new epidemic of vaccine hesitancy, the battle lines have hardened and as cases and deaths mount, anger is building - and experts offer advice on how convince one of the estimated 93 million people in America who remain unvaccinated to get the vaccine.... Read more»

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