US has agreed Pacific Islands deal, offering ‘big dollar numbers’ | Politics News

The US is looking to re-engage in a region where China has been steadily expanding its influence. The United States says it has agreed on a partnership with the Pacific Islands that offers the prospect of “big dollar” help to a region where China has been expanding its influence. US President Joe Biden is hosting … Read more

Switzerland records worst melt rate of its glaciers | Climate News

Swiss glaciers lost six percent of their volume this year, which far exceeded the record set in 2003, a new study says. Switzerland has recorded the worst melt rate of its glaciers since monitoring began more than 100 years ago, losing six percent of their remaining volume this year or nearly double the previous record … Read more

UN summit seeks deal on zero emissions target for air travel | Aviation

International Civil Aviation Organization holds first assembly since COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Countries have been urged to go beyond “mere aspirations” and set a target of zero-net emissions for air travel, as the UN’s aviation body meets for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the opening of the International … Read more

Hurricane Ian strengthens as Cuba and Florida brace for impact | Weather News

Hurricane Ian is growing stronger as it barrels towards western Cuba, where authorities have evacuated ten of thousands of people in preparation for heavy rainfall and “devastating” wind. Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba on Monday evening as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top … Read more

‘A form of colonialism’: Activists demand climate reparations | Climate Crisis News

Pakistan’s catastrophic floods have led to renewed calls for rich polluting nations that grew their economies through heavy use of fossil fuels to compensate developing countries for the devastating impacts caused by the climate crisis. The currently favored term for this concept is “loss and damage” payments, but some campaigners want to go further and … Read more

Canada sends troops to help clear Hurricane Fiona’s devastation | Climate News

Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of thousands without power in eastern Canada, officials try to assess the damage. The Canadian military has been mobilized after Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada without power and officials try to assess the scope of the devastation. After surging north from the Caribbean, Fiona came … Read more

Lightning, heavy rains kill at least 36 in India | Climate Crisis News

At least 12 people were struck by lightning while 24 others died after their homes collapsed during unrelenting rains. Hazardous weather has killed at least 36 people in northern India over the past 24 hours, including 12 who died after being struck by lightning. Across the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 24 people died after … Read more

Photos: Young protesters demand climate action worldwide | Climate Crisis News

Young activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by weather chaos. Protests from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday pressed rich nations to pay for the damage their carbon emissions … Read more

Pakistan PM decries climate carnage: ‘Did not contribute to this’ | Climate Crisis News

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appealed for global support to face the consequences of the climate catastrophe that ravaged his South Asian nation. The flood-induced devastation means it is incumbent on Pakistan to “ensure rapid economic growth and lift millions out of poverty and hunger”, he said on Friday. “No words can describe the … Read more

Bermuda weathers Hurricane Fiona as storm moves towards Canada | Weather News

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico continues to grapple with widespread power outages in the aftermath of the deadly hurricane. Hurricane Fiona brought heavy rain and strong winds to Bermuda, but the island in the North Atlantic largely weathered the storm, now moving towards eastern Canada, where it is expected to be one of the worst in the … Read more