International

"Many Laws to Protect Sharks Have Backfired, Researchers Find"

"Many of the policies enacted around the world to curb the mass killing of sharks have backfired, partly because well-intentioned rules against taking the predators solely for their fins have led to an increase in demand for shark meat, according to a study published on Thursday."

Source: NYTimes, 01/12/2024

"As Leaders Fly To Davos, How Do Private Jets Fuel Climate Change?"

"From popstar Taylor Swift's jetsetting on tour to billionaire Elon Musk's fleet of planes, the use of private jets by the rich and famous has drawn increasing criticism as concern grows over air travel's role in global warming."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 01/12/2024

Biden Offers Firms Millions To Break Russia's HALEU Uranium Monopoly

"The Biden administration showed up to last month’s global climate summit in Dubai with a radical new plan to replace coal and compete again with Russia and China over a technology American scientists pioneered."

Source: HuffPost, 01/12/2024

Activists Call for Process ‘Overhaul’ After Oil Vet Named to Lead COP29

"Azerbaijan named a former state oil executive as the summit’s president, marking the second consecutive year a fossil fuel insider will helm the U.N. climate talks. Climate advocates call it an “enormous conflict of interest.”"

Source: Inside Climate News, 01/11/2024

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