Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In hindsight, it’s clear that something was very wrong in this suburban town at the Jersey Shore, where many people worked at or lived near a chemical company that was flushing toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. Men would come homeContinue Reading

Afghanistan’s Taliban administration in oil extraction deal with Chinese company

CAIRO: Saudi entrepreneurs have shown prominence and courage in bolstering economic growth through innovation and entrepreneurship.  The Middle East region has witnessed unprecedented growth in the establishment of small and medium enterprises along with the shift toward entrepreneurship with Saudi Arabia setting an example for a blooming startup ecosystem.  Entrepreneurship inContinue Reading

Governments appear to have signed a once-in-a-decade deal to halt the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems, but the agreement seems to have been forced through by the Chinese president, ignoring the objections of some African states. After more than four years of negotiations, repeated delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic andContinue Reading

COP15: Countries adopt a landmark deal for nature

MONTREAL, Canada — Early Monday morning, after several days of fraught negotiations, roughly 190 countries agreed on a historic plan to halt the decline of wildlife and ecosystems. Adopted at a UN biodiversity conference called COP15, the agreement contains 23 targets that countries must achieve within the decade. They includeContinue Reading

Rainforest-rich nations ensure COP15 deal on nature sticks

MONTREAL, Dec 19 (Reuters) – A United Nations summit approved on Monday a landmark global deal to protect nature and direct billions of dollars toward conservation but objections from key African nations, home to large tracts of tropical rainforest, held up its final passage. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, reflectingContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Europe strikes deal on gas cap

The European Union reaches an agreement on a temporary natural gas price cap. Meanwhile, the Biden administration proposes a phase-out of compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and almost 200 countries announce a new biodiversity deal.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environmentContinue Reading

Countries reach major deal to safeguard nature at UN summit in Montreal

MONTREAL, Canada (AP) — Negotiators reached a historic deal at a UN biodiversity conference early Monday that would represent the most significant effort to protect the world’s lands and oceans and provide critical financing to save biodiversity in the developing world. The global framework comes on the day the UnitedContinue Reading