‘Vax’ chosen as word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary firm
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G20 pledge climate action but make few commitments
Accolade reflects how use of the short form of ‘vaccine’ rose by 72 times in a year and spread across societyIn a year when talk over the virtual garden fence has focused on whether you have been jabbed, jagged or had both doses yet, and whether it was Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna you were injected with, Oxford Languages has chosen vax as its word of the year.After deciding last year that it...
Last seven years on track to be hottest on record: UN
The agreement between the world's richest economies makes no reference to cutting emissions by 2050.
COP26 climate summit 'last, best hope' to meet 1.5C target
The years from 2015 to 2021 are on track to be the seven hottest on record, the World Meteorological Organization said on Sunday, warning that the planet was heading into "uncharted territory".
G20 disappoints on key climate target as eyes turn to Glasgow
Global COP26 climate negotiations are the "last, best hope" to keep the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C alive, said summit president Alok Sharma as he opened the meeting on Sunday.
With no sign of eruption's end, ash blankets La Palma island
The G20 major economies committed on Sunday to the key goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but disappointed leaders warned more was needed to make a success of UN climate talks beginning in Glasgow.
My climate anxiety has turned me into a trash hoarder
A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma that has been erupting for six weeks spewed greater quantities of ash from its main mouth Sunday, a day after producing its strongest earthquake to date.
Trudeau says climate progress made at G20 — but Canada wanted more ambitious plan
My acquisition of these takeout containers is currently outpacing my need for them, writes Chris...
Climate change: Extreme weather events are 'the new norm'
Canada wanted a stronger and more ambitious agreement on climate change to emerge from the G20 summit — but leaders still managed to make progress by committing to address some key issues, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said...
Saving Us by Katharine Hayhoe review – across the climate crisis divide
Scientists from the WMO say global warming is leading the world into "uncharted territory".
One in six New York City workers remain unvaccinated after Friday deadline
A scientist and gifted speaker makes a convincing case for calm, informed discussions in the race to avert catastropheIt’s not an exaggeration to say that Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World is one of the more important books about climate change to have been written. Much of the literature to date feeds the appetite of readers who are already...
COP26 formally opens in Glasgow as leaders look to address climate change
Last-minute rush of jabs boost vaccination rate to 83% Fox News host gets death threats for vaccinations pleaOne in six New York City municipal workers remained unvaccinated after a Friday deadline to show proof of at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the city said.Despite opposition the city’s vaccine mandate fuelled by rightwing politicians and media and leading to a protest at City Hall...
New evidence suggests Vikings – and their mice – beat Portugal to the Azores
The United Nations climate summit in Glasgow formally opened on Sunday, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries on how to tackle the common challenge of global...
To star gazers: Fireworks show called Northern Lights coming
Evidence from animal remains shows Norse seafarers settled on the islands centuries before Portuguese explorersThey came from the land of the ice and snow and the midnight sun – but still ended up in some balmy destinations. This is the conclusion of researchers who have discovered evidence to support the idea that the Vikings settled on the clement shores of the Azores several hundred years...
SpaceX delays astronaut flight due to rough wind, waves
A fireworks show that has nothing to do with the Fourth of July and everything to do with the cosmos is poised to be visible across the northern United States and Europe just in time for Halloween.
How fights over what's fair have stalled progress on climate change
SpaceX has bumped its next astronaut flight for NASA until Wednesday because of rough wind and waves hundreds of miles away.
This ruby is 2.5 billion years old and contains evidence of ancient life
What's fair — a concept so fundamental that toddlers and chimpanzees have opinions about it — has been far from simple when it comes to global climate change negotiations. As COP26 begins in Glasgow on Sunday, the pressure is on to move past old stalling...
Young Ugandan climate activist pushing for international crisis team to fight climate change
A researcher at Ontario's University of Waterloo was part of an international team that discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby — the first time evidence of life was found in a...
After seeing the devastating effects of climate change in his country, Ugandan climate activist Nyombi Morris has a message for world leaders at COP26: "Put an end to fossil fuels and make polluters...