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 UK Supreme Court blocked the vote in the Scottish independence referendum

The UK Supreme Court blocked the vote in the Scottish independence referendum

London CNN — Britain’s highest court has ruled that the Scottish government cannot unilaterally hold a second referendum on whether to break away from the UK, a blow to independence campaigners that will be welcomed by Westminster’s pro-union establishment. The court unanimously rejected an attempt by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to force a vote … 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