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U.S. envoy wants pope to attend climate conference, sway debate

Pope Francis has the moral authority to sway public opinion over global warming and might attend the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland, U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry said on Saturday. COP26 is being held in Glasgow in November and could accelerate measures by the…

Merkel rejects bringing forward Germany’s exit from coal.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected demands to bring forward an exit date for ending coal generation in Germany, currently set at 2038. read more “Those affected need some reliability on the path to climate neutrality,” Merkel said. “I don’t want to unravel this again after one year.” Climate…

Contest to cut haul truck emissions

The world’s top three iron ore miners on Thursday launched a competition to crowdsource efficient ways to deliver power to battery-electric haulage truck fleets as they strive to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The “Charge on Innovation Challenge”, run by BHP Group (BHP.AX), Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) and Vale S.A. (VALE3.SA) with…

UN calls for commitment to restoring the planet in a message on Earth Day.

United Nations, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday (April 21) called for commitment to restoring the planet and to making peace with nature, in his message to mark Earth Day on Thursday. As posted on UN´s official website, climate change and speedy environmental changes caused…

Facebook’s New Target in the Misinformation War: Climate Lies

In the midst of the heated U.S. presidential race last summer, with hypercharged scrutiny of partisan propaganda on social media, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg received a letter from a group of U.S. senators led by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren that had nothing to do with elections. They…

UNEP, NGO Azul warn about more plastic pollution

United Nations, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The use of Covid-19-related plastic implements, such as facemasks and gloves, increased in recent months and the pollution they currently generate reaches alarming levels. In addition, the recycling systems collapsed in many places due to the avalanche of wastes of this kind, according to…

UN insists on a greater commitment to climate change.

United Nations, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) In an increasingly worrying context about climate change and devastating aftermaths, the World Climate Day (WCD) is today the best opportunity to draw attention to these issues. This date, declared in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, seeks to raise awareness…

EU sustainable finance advisers say green means green

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Economic activities should be labelled as green investments only if they truly contribute to science-based goals to fight climate change, European Union advisers said on Friday, as countries in the bloc battle over whether to weaken planned finance rules. The European Commission has delayed finalising the climate…

Pope Francis calls for clean drinking water and sanitation for all

Vatican City, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis highlighted water as a universal symbol, source of life and health, ruling out that water is not a commodity. Speaking after the Angelus prayer on Sunday, the Pope looked ahead to the annual observance of World Water Day marked each year on…