The City’s Fatal Allure — Global Problems

Most cities are unable to meet the triple goal of being economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable, according to United Nations findings on the occasion of World Habitat Day. Credit: Bigstock by Baher Kamal (Madrid) Monday 03 October 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Oct. 3 (IPS) – Although cities are seen as a symbol … Read more

Cat. 3 Hurricane Orlene Heads For Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Orlene lost some strength but remained a dangerous Category 3 storm on Sunday as it headed toward Mexico’s northwestern Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas. After expanding into a hurricane on Saturday, Orlene quickly added strength, peaking as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds … Read more

Edmonton youth fight climate change tree by tree – Edmonton

Some young volunteers in Edmonton hope that by planting trees for free, they can add to the urban forest and help mitigate climate change. Plant Forever volunteers recently planted a free tree for homeowner Elizabeth Nash. “I just moved here and I was looking for something to put in my front yard,” she said. Read … Read more

King Charles III will not attend UN climate summit

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Sunday that King Charles III will not appear at an international climate summit to be held in Egypt next month, despite the monarch’s long-standing involvement in environmental protection. The statement came after reports that the British Prime Minister advised against his presence. The news fuels speculation that Charles will have to … Read more

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda speaks out about skepticism about electric cars, ‘happy dance’, his legacy

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda speaks at a small media roundtable on September 29, 2022 in Las Vegas. Toyota LAS VEGAS — Toyota Motor CEO Akio Toyoda simply stated last week what he would like his legacy to be: “I love cars.” How the 66-year-old racer, car enthusiast and scion of the company will be remembered … Read more

Neglected underground coal fires threaten lives of Zimbabweans | Environmental News

Hwange, Zimbabwe – Ten-year-old Simba Mulezu was driving cattle home from his mother’s cornfields when the ground beneath his feet gave way, plunging him into burning coals underground. The incident left him with permanently deformed limbs. “I was in hospital for several months and Hwange Colliery Company did not help me with hospital bills and … Read more

Two rain tires sweeping across Australia causing a week of rain

Every Australian state is expected to be hit in a forecast week of storms, with two separate rain bands to cover the country. Heavy rains sweeping over Australia are expected to pose further flood risks to the eastern states in the coming week. Records have already been challenged in parts of the west of the … Read more

Danes: Nord Stream 2 pipeline no longer seems to be leaking

Copenhagen, Denmark — The Danish Energy Agency says one of two ruptured natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea appears to have stopped leaking. The agency said on Twitter on Saturday that it had been informed by the company that operates the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that pressure appears to have stabilized in the pipeline, … Read more

What the war in Ukraine means for Asia’s climate goals

New Delhi, India — Queues at petrol stations in Sri Lanka have decreased, but the fear has not. Asanka Sampath, a 43-year-old factory worker, is always vigilant. He checks his phone for messages, walks past the pump and surfs social media to see if fuel has arrived. Delays can mean you get stuck for days. … Read more

Vancouver rally held to ‘restore Stanley Park’; concerns over controversial bike paths – BC

A group of Vancouver community members, activists and some city officials gathered in Devonian Harbor Park on Saturday. The group’s goal is to raise awareness about the upcoming municipal elections and to spotlight candidates for the park board that they believe will “return Stanley Park to its pre-pandemic status and improve easy access to the … Read more