EXCLUSIVE US seeks allies as split emerges over global plastics pollution treaty

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after a similar group involving several other G7 nations was launched, according to a document seen by Reuters . The move underlines its desire to keep the treaty’s … Read more

Explainer: How climate change is fueling hurricanes

Sept 24 (Reuters) – After a quiet start to the season, Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico and then battered the Dominican Republic, leaving more than 1 million people without running water or power. By Saturday the storm had hit Canada’s east coast, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. While … Read more

World Bank’s Malpass faces calls to resign after climate change doubts

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – World Bank President David Malpass came under heavy criticism on Wednesday after he declined to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, rekindling concerns about the bank’s lack of a deadline to stop funding fossil fuels. Malpass appeared … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers east Canada coast, knocks out power to many

Francis Bruhm, Project Manager for general contractor G&R Kelly, places sandbags around the doors of the Nova Scotia Power building before the arrival of Hurricane Fiona in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Ingrid Bulmer/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm … Read more

At UN, Micronesia denounces Japan plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of storage tanks for radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/ toru hanai Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) … Read more

Troubled South African tailings dam had history of high water levels

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Tailings dam was shut in 2020 due to excess water Operations were cleared to resume in 2021 – official President says govt investigating dam burst De Beers sold historic mine assets in 2010 Sept 12 (Reuters) – South African authorities shut down the Jagersfontein diamond tailings … Read more