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Market-based schemes not reducing deforestation, poverty — report
by Nick Perry - May 6, 2024 - 11:39am
Market-based approaches to forest conservation like carbon offsets and deforestation-free certification schemes have largely failed to protect trees or alleviate poverty, according to a major scientific review published...
Europe suffered record number of 'extreme heat stress' days in 2023 — monitors
by Nick Perry - April 22, 2024 - 11:41am
Europe endured a record number of "extreme heat stress" days in 2023, two leading climate monitors said Monday, underscoring the threat of increasingly deadly summers across the continent.
March saw 10th straight month of record global heat — monitor
by Nick Perry - April 9, 2024 - 10:27am
Every month since June 2023 has beaten its own "hottest ever" tag—and March 2024 was no exception.
Despite gains in Brazil, forest destruction still 'stubbornly' high — report
by Nick Perry - April 4, 2024 - 12:44pm
The world lost 10 football fields of old-growth tropical forest every minute in 2023 and despite uplifting progress in the Amazon, the picture elsewhere is less rosy, researchers said on Thursday.
'Just staggering': UN says households waste 1 billion meals a day
by Nick Perry - March 28, 2024 - 9:25am
More than $1 trillion worth of food was binned by households and businesses at a time when nearly 800 million people were going hungry, the UN's latest Food Waste Index Report says.
No 'human era' in Earth's geological history, scientists say
by Nick Perry - March 24, 2024 - 3:33pm
A top panel of geologists has decided not to grant the 'human age' its own distinct place in Earth's geological timeline after disagreeing over when exactly our era might have begun.
Nations rally behind renewables at COP28 climate talks
by Nick Perry - December 3, 2023 - 4:10pm
Nearly 120 nations pledged to triple the world's renewable energy within seven years at UN climate talks Saturday as the United States pushed to crank up nuclear capacity and slash methane emissions.
COP28 opens with 'historic' launch of loss and damage fund
by Nick Perry - December 1, 2023 - 9:06am
Nearly 200 nations agreed Thursday to launch a fund to support countries hit by global warming, in a "historic" moment at the start of UN climate talks in the oil-rich UAE.
Nations urged to phase out fossil fuels at UN climate talks
by Nick Perry - November 30, 2023 - 4:41pm
The UN climate conference opens in Dubai on Thursday with nations urged to increase the pace of action on global warming and phase out fossil fuels, amid intense scrutiny of oil-rich hosts UAE.
Frustration as latest talks on global plastic treaty close
by Nick Perry - November 20, 2023 - 1:07pm
The latest negotiations toward a global plastic treaty concluded late Sunday with disagreement about how the pact should work and frustration from environment groups over delays and lack of progress.
Plastic treaty would be historic for planet — UNEP chief
by Nick Perry - February 25, 2022 - 3:52pm
Inger Andersen said a global plastics treaty being negotiated in Nairobi "holds the potential and the promise of being the biggest multilateral environmental breakthrough" since the Paris climate accords signed in...
New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital
by Nick Perry - June 24, 2018 - 11:12am
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based...
Papua New Guinea quake death toll at 55 as aftershock hits
by Nick Perry - March 9, 2018 - 8:51am
A powerful earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last week has left at least 55 people dead and authorities fear the toll could exceed 100, as survivors faced more shaking early Wednesday from the strongest aftershock...
Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex is illegal
by Nick Perry - November 12, 2017 - 8:43pm
Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colorful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India's capital on yesterday in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw...
Fiji cyclone death toll reaches 29 after island 'flattened'
by Nick Perry - February 22, 2016 - 5:18pm
An island in Fiji took a direct hit from a powerful cyclone as the death toll climbed to 29, officials said Tuesday.
Death toll from Fiji cyclone hits 18 as aid sent to islands
by Nick Perry - February 21, 2016 - 8:43pm
The death toll from a ferocious cyclone which tore through Fiji over the weekend has risen to 18 as authorities on Monday began to get a grasp on the scale of the disaster and deploy aid to hard-hit outer...
Death toll from ferocious Fiji cyclone rises to 3
by Nick Perry - February 21, 2016 - 3:00am
Officials in Fiji scrambled to assess damage Sunday in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that tore through the Pacific island chain, leaving at least three dead and collapsing hundreds of homes as people...
All 13 aboard New Zealand skydiving plane survive crash
by Nick Perry - January 7, 2015 - 10:12am
All 13 people on a New Zealand skydiving plane that got into trouble Wednesday managed to don parachutes and leap out moments before the plane plunged into a lake, police said.
AC/DC drummer accused of trying to arrange deaths
by Nick Perry - November 6, 2014 - 2:08pm
The drummer for rock band AC/DC on Thursday was accused of trying to arrange two killings.
Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
by Nick Perry - October 21, 2014 - 1:36pm
The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.
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