climate

“Welcome to Hell”: Protesters Vow to Disrupt G20 Summit

By Joseph Nasr HAMBURG, July 6 – “Welcome to Hell”. That’s the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg who aim to disrupt the G20 summit, already rife with tensions over trade and climate change. Thousands of protesters from around Europe were pouring into the port city

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Big Tobacco Leaves Huge Ecological Footprint: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 30 – Tobacco growing is causing “massive harm” to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The United Nations agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute

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Drought-Hit Women Struggle as “Compassion” Runs Dry at Climate Talks

By Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 19 – In southern Mozambique, women and girls are struggling to cope with a two-year drought, the worst in 35 years, and are resorting to survival tactics such as eating less and selling sex for food or money, aid group CARE International says. Women in Inhambane province are spending

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As Climate Change Uproots Communities, Innovation Can Rescue Culture

By Laurie Goering MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15  – When powerful Cyclone Heta hit the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue in 2004, it caused huge damage, including destroying 95 percent of the collection in Niue’s museum. Cultural losses like this are likely to increase as storms and floods super-charged by climate change cause more damage

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Thorny Issue of Who Will Pay for Climate Damage Simmers at U.N. Talks

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Nov 11 – Bangladesh is set to make a splash at the U.N. climate talks in Morocco when experts and officials present a proposal for a national body to deal with the losses and damage the low-lying South Asian nation expects to suffer from climate change. The body, if established, would

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Can Imams Drive Action on Climate Change in Pakistan?

By Saleem Shaikh ISLAMABAD, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Imams and other religious leaders are an under-used means of pushing action to combat climate change, experts and religious scholars say. Religious leaders have the moral standing to call on people and businesses to consider the environmental impact of their activities and take a bigger

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