The United Nations has scolded Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia for failing to tackle climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation in a critical assessment of efforts over the past 30 years. The assessment was presented at the three-day 9th International Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference which met
The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that the EU slash net greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040, an ambitious target that will test political appetite for the region’s fight against climate change ahead of EU elections. While the overall target was within the range recommended by the
The United Arab Emirates, which holds the COP28 presidency, has released the ‘Net-Zero Transition Charter: Accountability mobilisation for the private sector’ on Wednesday based on the technical report of Global Stocktake of September 8 which showed that the targets set in the Paris Agreement
Bala Sivaraman drives an electric car around the US capital Washington, buys used clothes and furniture and cooks his vegan meals on an induction stove he bought after parting ways with his gas oven. Sim Bilal relies exclusively on public transit — no easy feat in car-centric Los Angeles
Feeding 8 billion people is a big task, and we’re not excelling at it. Our global food systems have become incredibly dysfunctional, failing on multiple fronts including human health, carbon emissions and pollution. A new research paper hints at something better but only if we pull every lever available to us.
Brides.com predicts that 2024 will be the “year of the proposal” as engagements tick back up after a pandemic-driven slowdown.
Meanwhile, support for marriage has found new grist in recent books, including sociologist Brad Wilcox’s “Get Married: Why Americans Must
Energy ministers, oil executives and green investors gathered last week to mark a half-century since the formation of the International Energy Agency and to assess its new role as the world’s shepherd toward a green future from a fossil fuel past. The industrialised world’s energy watchdog
He’s still a little goofy, and the doddering old man moments still make us all a little uncomfortable, but on the subject of Russia’s out-of-control aggression, President Joe Biden came off last week as a strong and capable leader. At a news conference addressing the death of Russian
When a Chinese rocket malfunctioned shortly after launch in April 2020, destroying Indonesia’s $220 million Nusantara-2 satellite, it was a blow to the archipelago’s efforts to strengthen its communication networks. But it presented an opportunity for one man. Elon Musk — the owner of