British Columbia sees death toll rising from massive flood; Ottawa pledges aid

British Columbia sees death toll rising from massive flood; Ottawa pledges aid

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The death toll from massive floods and landslides that devastated parts of British Columbia is set to rise, with the Canadian province declaring a state of emergency on Wednesday and the federal government promising major help.Authorities have confirmed one death after torrential rains and mudslides destroyed roads and … Read more

“Action is required from you” – UN climate talks enter last stretch

"Action is required from you" - UN climate talks enter last stretch

COP26 conference due to end on FridayNations at odds over how to keep 1.5C goal alivePoor countries seek funds to tackle climate changeGLASGOW, Nov 12 (Reuters) – A new draft agreement drawn up for the last scheduled day of the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow on Friday presses countries to reach higher in their plans … Read more

UN climate talks draft asks for higher emissions pledges by 2022

UN climate talks draft asks for higher emissions pledges by 2022

A cameraman sits in front of a screen displaying COP26 logo during a news conference at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 5, 2021. REUTERS/Phil NobleHost Britain writes first draft of COP26 summit conclusionsProposal ask countries to upgrade climate goals in 2022Draft also singles out need to reduce fossil fuel … Read more

Xi’s not there? COP26 hopes dim on Chinese leader’s likely absence

Xi's not there? COP26 hopes dim on Chinese leader's likely absence

China ‘maxed out’ after 3 major climate pledges – consultantMore concessions on coal unlikely amid domestic supply crunchSHANGHAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The leaders of most of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters gather in Glasgow from Sunday, aiming to thrash out plans and funds to tilt the planet towards clean energy. But the man … Read more

Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

A truck engine is tested for pollution exiting its exhaust pipe near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike BlakeUN seeks ‘dramatic increase’ in climate commitmentsSummit will seek to avert menacing levels of warmingUK’s Johnson says COP26 outcome is ‘touch and go’We need to revisit our whole way of life – … Read more