Ukraine battles to restore power after Russian strikes leave ‘vast majority’ of people without electricity

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Ukraine raced to restore power across the country on Thursday, a day after Russia sent a new barrage of missiles to target critical infrastructure, resulting in the temporary shutdown of most of its power plants and leaving the “vast majority” of people without electricity. The national energy company Ukrenergo said work … Read more

COP27: Activists hoped Egypt would bring a focus on Africa. They were disappointed

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – The crowd was loving what Bhekumuzi Bhebhe had to say, cheering loudly as he yelled “don’t gas Africa!” into the megaphone. Standing under the baking Egyptian sun at the COP27 UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday, Bhebhe, a South Africa-based climate campaigner, was protesting against what he says … Read more

Degrowth: A dangerous idea or the answer to the world’s biggest problems?

London CNN Business – Conventional economic logic hinges on a core assumption: Bigger economies are better, and finding ways to maintain or boost growth is paramount to improving society. But what if growth is at best doing little to fix the world’s problems, and at worst fostering the destruction of the planet and jeopardizing its … Read more

Arctic permafrost is thawing rapidly. It affects us all

CNN – Four years ago, Morris J. Alexie had to move out of the house his father built in Alaska in 1969 because it was sinking into the ground and water was beginning to seep into his home. “The bogs are showing up in between houses, all over our community. There are currently seven houses … Read more

Egypt’s COP27 PR disaster – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – This country, famous for one mighty river, will be hoping the stream of sewage that flooded through the COP27 conference site was the nadir of an event that is quickly turning into a public relations nightmare. That seems unlikely. … Read more

COP27 climate summit: Here’s what to watch

CNN – As global leaders converge in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the UN’s annual climate summit, researchers, advocates and the United Nations itself are warning the world is still wildly off-track on its goal to halt global warming and prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Over the next two weeks, negotiators from nearly … Read more