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

Wave of Russian missiles hit Ukraine after Zelensky outlined conditions for peace at the G20 summit

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Russia launched its biggest wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian cities in more than a month on Tuesday – hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed a peace plan in front of world leaders at the G20 summit in Indonesia. Air raid sirens sounded out across Ukraine shortly after its leader … Read more

Rivers are drying up, but it’s not too late to help. Here’s where to start

CNN – The Mississippi River was running so low in October, you could walk to an island that should only be accessible by boat. This summer, the Danube River that flows through much of central Europe got so shallow, you could see sunken warships from World War II at the bottom of it. Water levels … Read more

Rivers are drying up, but it’s not too late to help. Here’s where to start

CNN – The Mississippi River was running so low in October, you could walk to an island that should only be accessible by boat. This summer, the Danube River that flows through much of central Europe got so shallow, you could see sunken warships from World War II at the bottom of it. Water levels … Read more

Kyiv residents mull life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes plummet

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Kyiv residents have been getting used to 12 hours a day without electricity, but the situation has gone from bad to worse recently as the Russian missile campaign puts the Ukrainian grid under further pressure, causing even more outages. On Monday evening, in a normally busy neighborhood on the east bank … Read more

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Washington CNN – Russia has pummeled Ukrainian cities with missile and drone strikes for much of the past month, targeting civilians and large swaths of the country’s critical infrastructure. By Monday, 40% of Kyiv residents were left without water, and widespread power outages were reported across the country. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused … Read more

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park are on track to disappear in the next 30 years, the report says

CNN – The climate crisis is touching almost every region of the world. But perhaps one of the most visible indicators of its impact is its effect on Earth’s iconic glaciers, a major source of fresh water supply. Glaciers have been melting at a breakneck pace in recent decades, leading to around 20% of global … Read more

Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities hit by barrage of Russian missile strikes

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – Russia launched a barrage of missile strikes at Ukrainian cities on Monday as it ramped up its attacks on infrastructure facilities across the country. Explosions and air raid sirens were heard in Kyiv early on Monday and 80% of residents were left without water – with many losing electricity, too – … Read more

Ukrainians are dreading the ‘darkest winter’ as Russia takes aim at the power grid

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – As winter edges ever closer in Ukraine, Alla Melnychuk and her neighbors are racing against time to save what little they have left. Their apartment building in Irpin was hit during some of the heaviest fighting in March. Most of the windows are still shattered, the roof is gone and the … Read more

Giorgia Meloni is set to be sworn in as Italy’s prime minister. Some fear the hard-right turn she promised to take

Rome CNN – Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right leader who is due to be sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister, won the election on a campaign built around a promise to block migrant ships and support for traditional “family values” and anti-LGBTQ themes. She heads an alliance of far-right and center-right parties, her own … Read more