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Historic Compensation Fund Approved at UN Climate Talks

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — For the first time the nations of the world decided to help pay for the damage that climate change has done to poor countries, but they finished marathon climate talks on Sunday with a deal …

Insurance Fund for Climate Impacts Announced at UN Talks

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies launched a new insurance system Monday to provide swift financial aid when nations are hit by devastating effects of climate change. The so-called Global Shield is backed by the …

Ships Sail from Ukraine Despite Russia Suspending Grain Deal

LONDON (AP) — Ships loaded with grain departed Ukraine on Tuesday despite Russia suspending its participation in a U.N.-brokered deal that ensures safe wartime passage of critical food supplies meant for parts of the world struggling with hunger. The U.N. …

Russia, Ukraine Agree to Protect Ukraine Grain Shipping Channel

LONDON/NEW YORK —Ships exporting Ukraine grain through the Black Sea will be protected by a 10 nautical mile buffer zone, according to long-awaited procedures agreed by Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations on Monday and seen by Reuters. The …

Weary of Many Disasters? UN Says Worse to Come

A disaster-weary globe will be hit harder in the coming years by even more catastrophes colliding in an interconnected world, a United Nations report issued Monday says. If current trends continue the world will go from around 400 disasters per …

UN Warns Earth ‘Firmly on Track Toward an Unlivable World’

BERLIN (AP) — Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inaction but also …

UN Sets 5-Year Goal to Broaden Climate Early Warning Systems

GENEVA (AP) — The chief of the United Nations announced a project Wednesday to put every person on Earth in range of early weather-warning systems within five years as natural disasters have grown more powerful and frequent due to climate …

UN: Droughts, Less Water in Europe as Warming Wrecks Crops

LA HERRADURA, Spain (AP) — “Herders and farmers have their feet on the ground, but their eyes on the sky.” The old saying is still popular in Spain’s rural communities who, faced with recurrent droughts, have historically paraded sculptures of …

UN Climate Report: ‘Atlas of Human Suffering’ Worse, Bigger

Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the next 18 years with an “unavoidable” increase in …

Climate Change Extremes Spur UN Plan to Fund Weather Forecasting

GLASGOW–As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday will roll out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries. The initiative, announced at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, aims to plug gaps …