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Ahead of COP27, Egypt is highly vulnerable to climate change
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Ahead of COP27, Egypt is highly vulnerable to climate change

This story was made possible with a grant from the Pulitzer Center. Egypt’s first line of defense against climate change is a 22-mile row of shoulder-high, star-shaped concrete blocks piled along the beach outside the ancient Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. The blocks, which counteract erosion, are meant to protect a precious landscape from the...

Report: Global climate ambitions still fall short ahead of COP27
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Report: Global climate ambitions still fall short ahead of COP27

Last November, world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, for COP26, the United Nations’ annual climate conference, to negotiate a new pact to keep global warming at bay. Although many countries had scaled up their commitments to cut emissions prior to the meeting, officials at the conference determined that these plans were still not ambitious enough...

These police departments are seeing some of the worst staffing shortages in the US ahead of 2023
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These police departments are seeing some of the worst staffing shortages in the US ahead of 2023

Police departments across the country have grappled with staffing shortages, from small towns in North Carolina and Minnesota to big cities on either coast.  National Police Association spokesperson Ret. Sgt. Betsy Branter Smith pointed to eleven cities that have experienced severe staffing issues after the anti-police rhetoric of 2020 and its political fallout: New York...

Elon Musk visits Twitter headquarters ahead of takeover deadline
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Elon Musk visits Twitter headquarters ahead of takeover deadline

Oct 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said he paid a visit to Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, ahead of a court-ordered deadline to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform. “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” said the caption of a video that Musk tweeted...

Tension mounts in Iran as protests continue ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony
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Tension mounts in Iran as protests continue ahead of Mahsa Amini ceremony

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 10:11Modified: 26/10/2022 – 10:13 Iranian students protested Tuesday at multiple universities, defying a bloody crackdown as tensions mount on the eve of planned ceremonies marking 40 days since Mahsa Amini’s death.  “A student may die but will not accept humiliation,” they chanted at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, in the southwestern...

Skeeby solar farm should go ahead, say planners
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Skeeby solar farm should go ahead, say planners

The solar farm would generate enough power for more than 11,000 homes Plans for a large solar farm, described by objectors as a “blot on the landscape”, should go ahead, planning officers have said. PWA Planning said the scheme, at Skeeby, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, would generate power for 11,445 homes. Objectors said the farm,...