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The big climate measures on ballots this November
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The big climate measures on ballots this November

For years, with climate bills stalled in Congress, advocates, community groups, nonprofits, and even businesses have relied on ballot initiatives — where citizens vote on new laws alongside new candidates — to push forward environmental action at the state and local levels. In 2020, Michigan voters approved a proposal to use money from oil leases...

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ targeted by climate activists
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‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ targeted by climate activists

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Johannes Vermeer masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” on Thursday became the latest artwork targeted by climate activists in a protest at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The priceless work reportedly was not damaged. A video posted on Twitter showed one man pouring a can of what appear to...

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...

Climate change: Countries’ carbon emission plans still fall far short of 1.5°C goal
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Climate change: Countries’ carbon emission plans still fall far short of 1.5°C goal

National plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions still fall far short of what is needed to avert catastrophic climate change, the UN Environment Programme warns Environment 27 October 2022 By Madeleine Cuff Countries aren’t cutting emissions fast enough, according to a new report Shutterstock/Junk Culture National plans to cut carbon emissions leave no credible pathway...

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...

Climate pollution reductions ‘highly inadequate’
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Climate pollution reductions ‘highly inadequate’

A mother pushes a stroller in front of the Scholven coal-fired power station, owned by Uniper, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, March 28, 2022. The world remains “far behind” and is not doing nearly enough to reach any of the global goals limiting future warming, a United Nations report said. Credit: AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File The world,...

Tunisia’s vineyards: Local producers encourage development of sector
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Tunisia’s vineyards: Local producers encourage development of sector

Issued on: 27/10/2022 – 11:33Modified: 27/10/2022 – 12:07 In Tunisia, the wine industry is doing well. There are close to two million local consumers, not counting tourists. Despite the effects of climate change, this year’s harvest promises to be good. Wine professionals want the state to liberalise the sector and help further improve quality. Tunisian wine is gaining...