New Delhi to shut schools, construction sites as pollution worsens

By Suchitra Mohanty and Swati Bhat NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) -Schools in New Delhi will be closed for a week and construction sites for four days, the Indian capital’s chief minister said on Saturday, as the city tries to protect people in a worsening air...

UN climate talks drift into overtime in push to save 1.5 Celsius goal

By Kate Abnett, Jake Spring and Elizabeth Piper GLASGOW (Reuters) – Two weeks of U.N. COP26 climate talks in Glasgow blew past a deadline on Friday as the conference president called on countries to make a final push to secure commitments that would rein in the...

Australia PM, criticised on climate, urges firms to curb costs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, facing growing domestic and global disapproval of his climate policies, urged multinational companies on Saturday to start offering cheaper and more sustainable solutions to combat climate change....
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rises in Oct, despite COP26 vows

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rises in Oct, despite COP26 vows

By Jake Spring GLASGOW (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose in October from a year ago, satellite data showed on Friday, undercutting vows by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro that it is curbing destruction of a crucial...