Country music star Loretta Lynn dies at age 90

By Bill Trott , - Loretta Lynn, the coal miner's daughter and moonshiner's wife who became one of American country music's biggest stars and a leading feminist, died on Tuesday at the age of 90,...

Kerry: Western ministers dodged 'family photo' with Russian envoy at climate talks

By Sonia Rolley KINSHASA - U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Tuesday some Western ministers avoided a so-called family photo of participants at climate talks in Kinshasa because they were...

Interview: New UN climate chief takes the fight personally

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the United Nations’ new climate chief, the fight is personal.As a former engineer who says he knows “how to make things work and get things done,” it wasn’t just what...

First public global database of fossil fuels launches

A first-of-its-kind database for tracking the world's fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launches on Monday to coincide with climate talks taking place at the United Nations General...

Biden, S. African leader to discuss Ukraine, trade, climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are set to meet Friday at the White House for talks on Russia's war in Ukraine, climate issues, trade and...

Investors with $39 tln urge govts to plan fossil fuel phase out

By Ross Kerber and Simon Jessop BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Investors managing $39 trillion have called on governments to raise their climate ambition, including setting plans to phase out fossil...

Queen Elizabeth's death: Reaction from politicians and officials

- Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. Here is some reaction to the news: U.N....

EU, China trade barbs over failed G20 climate talks

By Kate Abnett and David Stanway BRUSSELS - The European Union and China are questioning each other's commitment to fighting climate change, following the failure of climate talks by the Group of...

Exclusive-Lula pushes Brazil-Indonesia-Congo COP forest alliance if elected

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's aides are reaching out to Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a united front of...

China's Guangzhou tightens COVID curbs as infections hit big southern cities

BEIJING -China's Guangzhou on Wednesday imposed COVID-19 curbs in parts of the city, joining Shenzhen in battling local flare-ups, deepening uncertainty over commerce and daily life in two of...

Japan PM Kishida apologises for his party's ties with Unification Church

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO -Amid sliding approval ratings, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida apologised for his party's links with the controversial Unification Church, vowing to win back...

China sets October start for congress seen as Xi coronation

By Tony Munroe and Yew Lun Tian BEIJING -China's ruling Communist Party will hold its five-yearly congress beginning on Oct. 16, with Xi Jinping poised to secure an historic third leadership term...

U.S. must dispel Pelosi's 'negative influence' before climate talks: China

BEIJING - China said on Wednesday that a condition for the resumption of bilateral climate talks with the United States was Washington dispelling the "negative influence" left by U.S. House of...

China halts military, climate talks with U.S. after Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

China is livid that the U.S. House speaker stopped on the island nation China claims as its own. It also conducted more military drills and sanctioned her.

Renewables are being installed at top speed -- but still far too slow to fix the planet, energy watchdog says

Growth in renewable energy is set to hit an all-time record this year. But it is still falling "well short" of what is necessary to slash planet-warming emissions. Around 290 gigawatts (GW) of...

Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels of crude, the first such sale...

The U.S. turns up the heat at climate talks

After four years of taking a backseat role under Donald Trump, the Biden team was a driving force at the Glasgow COP26 talks. But winning a strong global agreement remains difficult.

Last-minute negotiations as UN climate conference set to close

Negotiators shuttled between delegations at the U.N. climate talks in Scotland on Saturday, seeking a deal to give the world a fighting chance of avoiding the worst effects of global warming, as...

COP26: Climate talks into overtime as nations near deal

Divisions remain over continuing subsidies for fossil fuels and financial help to poorer nations.

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

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 to tackle global warming but also...

Climate talks back off from call to end all coal use

GLASGOW, Scotland — Negotiators at this year’s U.N. climate talks in Glasgow appeared to be backing away from a call to end all use of coal and phase out fossil fuel subsidies completely, but...

COP26 negotiators scramble to turn promises into action on the final day of climate talks

Delegates are pushing for a breakthrough on major sticking points, with issues such as climate finance and global carbon markets yet to be resolved.

U.S. and China step to forefront as climate talks near end game

The pair moved closer to something resembling an agreement on Wednesday, issuing a joint statement of principles for climate cooperation.

U.S. and China step to forefront as climate talks near end game

After Covid, New York and other cities are weighing whether to convert empty office buildings into affordable housing.

COP26 Live Updates: Draft of Glasgow Climate Accord Calls for Tougher Action

As global climate talks enter the final days, the U.N. released a framework to guide nearly 200 countries in shaping a final deal. Automakers including Ford, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors...

COP26 in Glasgow: As UN climate talks wrap, these 4 fights remain

Africa's Leaders Say Rich Countries Need to Quit Oil and Gas First

As negotiators at the Glasgow climate talks try to agree on greenhouse gas cuts, African leaders say poorer countries can’t be expected to remake their systems as quickly as wealthy ones.

Obama hits Russia, China for "lack of urgency" on climate

GLASGOW, Scotland — Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks Monday that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and...

Obama criticizes Russia and China, some of the largest emitters, at climate talks

Fossil fuel companies have over 500 people at COP26, more than any single country, report says

More than 100 fossil fuel companies are understood to have sent 500 lobbyists to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, more than any single country at the summit, according to the...

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