Mexico agrees to expand climate goals by 2022, foreign minister says

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – Mexico has committed to expanding its climate change goals by 2022 following a visit by US climate adviser John Kerry, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday (Oct 19). Mr Kerry was in Mexico on Monday to meet with his counterparts ahead of the United Nations’ COP26

Biden to Restore Three National Monuments in Utah and New England

President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump. By Coral Davenport WASHINGTON — President Biden is expected to announce on Friday that he will use his executive authority to

Climate finance – the make-or-break issue at upcoming COP26

SINGAPORE – When it comes to global climate talks, cash is king – and a potential deal-breaker. Rich nations have long promised to provide financing to poorer, vulnerable countries to help them cut greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the impacts of increasingly severe weather disasters. Please subscribe or log

New Water Cuts Are Coming in the West

We’re also covering the link between wildfire smoke and Covid, and a problem for hydrogen fuel. By Henry Fountain In this summer of wildfires, heat waves and drought, there was another bit of bad environmental news out of the West this week. Federal officials declared a water shortage at Lake

In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts

With climate change and long-term drought continuing to take a toll on the Colorado River, the federal government on Monday for the first time declared a water shortage at Lake Mead, one of the river’s main reservoirs. The declaration triggers cuts in water supply that, for now, mostly will affect

Irregular rains, prolonged dry seasons threaten Cameroon's cocoa economy

NKENGUÉ, CAMEROON (REUTERS) – For more than six decades, the cocoa that Richard Ambassa Mbassiga harvested from his plantation in central Cameroon paid for everything his family needed. Irregular rains and prolonged dry seasons have since sucked the moisture from the soil, killed cocoa trees, and cut the yield from

GZERO VIDEO: Will climate politics destroy the planet?

NEW YORK (GZERO MEDIA) – The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) presents an overly optimistic target for reducing carbon emissions and rising temperatures in the next few decades, says US political scientist Ian Bremmer. Over 200 countries, including significant carbon emitters, fossil fuel producers and

Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

European officials are preparing to introduce ambitious legislation designed to wean one of the world’s biggest and most polluting economies off fossil fuels far more quickly than other nations have pledged to do. The proposals could include phasing out coal as an electricity source as well as imposing tariffs on

G20 recognises carbon pricing as climate change tool for first time

VENICE (REUTERS) – G20 finance leaders recognised carbon pricing as a potential tool to address climate change for the first time in an official communique on Saturday (July 10), taking a tentative step towards promoting the idea and coordinating carbon reduction policies. The move marked a massive shift from the