The Great Barrier Reef should be listed as “threatened”, a UN-backed report shows

The Great Barrier Reef should be listed as “threatened”, a UN-backed report shows

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of World Heritage Sites that are “at risk”, a team of scientists has concluded after a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report published on Monday, scientists said the reef faces major threats due to the climate … Read more

The US granted Chevron limited authorization to pump oil in Venezuela after a humanitarian agreement was reached

The US granted Chevron limited authorization to pump oil in Venezuela after a humanitarian agreement was reached

Washington CNN — The United States granted Chevron limited authorization to resume pumping oil from Venezuela after announcing on Saturday that the Venezuelan government and an opposition group had reached an agreement on humanitarian aid and would continue talks to resolve the country’s chronic economic and political crisis, including a focus on 2024 elections . … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends a message to China about US intent

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends a message to China about US intent

CNN — A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will be in the political spotlight this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest-ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to diving resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to a senior … Read more

Qatar make their World Cup debut in a controversial first-round tournament

Qatar make their World Cup debut in a controversial first-round tournament

Doha, Qatar CNN — There have been 21 editions of the Men’s World Cup since its inauguration in 1930, but Qatar 2022 is set to be a tournament like no other. Since it was announced as the host city almost 12 years ago, it was always destined to become the world cup of firsts. From … Read more

COP27: Summit agrees ‘loss and damage’ climate fund in landmark deal

COP27: Summit agrees ‘loss and damage’ climate fund in landmark deal

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Delegates at the UN’s COP27 climate summit agreed to a provision to establish a loss and damage fund in a landmark deal early Sunday morning in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh. However, the delegation stopped short of approving the entire draft text of the agreement as members from Switzerland requested more time … Read more