"What Is COP28? And Other Questions About the Big U.N. Climate Summit"

"Diplomats and leaders will gather in Dubai for United Nations climate talks. ..." "Two facts loom over United Nations climate talks that begin Nov. 30 in Dubai: the planet is careening toward climate disaster, and governments are acting too slowly to avert the crisis."

Source: NYTimes, 11/22/2023

New Study Says Global Toll Of Lead Exposure Is Even Worse Than We Thought

"According to a new study in the journal Lancet Planetary Health, an estimated 5.455 million adults worldwide died in 2019 from cardiovascular disease (CVD) attributable to lead exposure — a toll more than six times higher than a previous estimate."

Source: NPR, 11/21/2023

Negotiations For Treaty To End Plastic Pollution Close Amid Disagreements

"The latest round of negotiations to craft a treaty to end global plastic pollution closed late on Sunday after strained talks in Nairobi, Kenya, where delegates failed to reach a consensus on how to advance a draft of the treaty after a week of negotiations."

Source: AP, 11/20/2023

Gathering Offers Sobering Look Ahead at 2024, But With Glimmers of Hope

Top environmental journalists and others at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual “Journalists’ Guide to Environment and Energy” program foresee some challenging realities to cover in 2024, most notably with the ongoing impacts of climate change. Bright signs emerged as well. Read our take, watch the event video and visit our full “2024 Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy” special report.

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"Top Companies' Lobbying Undermines Their Climate Pledges, Study Finds"

"Glencore, ExxonMobil and Stellantis are among companies lobbying for policies that conflict with their own pledges to cut carbon emissions, a study published by non-profit think tank InfluenceMap on Thursday found."

Source: Reuters, 11/17/2023


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