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Shredded Trees, Dead Dolphins And Wildfires — How War Hurts Nature

"When the fighter jet crashed into these northwestern Ukrainian woods, killing its 27-year-old pilot, splintering trees and spewing fuel, it tore a gash in the forest canopy. Then it exploded. The wildfire that followed charred trees and earth, threatening two nearby villages."

Source: NPR, 07/05/2022

"Blaming Russia’s War, G7 Leaders Rescind Another Global Climate Pledge"

"Leaders of some of the world’s most wealthy nations say Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the strain it’s causing to the global energy market, is forcing them to walk back a recent promise to stop funding overseas fossil fuel projects. It’s the latest climate pledge to fall victim to the war, which has upended global geopolitics and threatens to derail an already fragile international effort to tackle the climate crisis."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/29/2022

"Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds"

"Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered global condemnation and tough sanctions aimed at denting Moscow’s war chest. Yet Russia’s revenues from fossil fuels, by far its biggest export, soared to records in the first 100 days of its war on Ukraine, driven by a windfall from oil sales amid surging prices, a new analysis shows."

Source: NYTimes, 06/15/2022

"Why We Still Don’t Yet Know How Bad Climate Migration Will Get"

"As sea levels rise, temperatures become unbearable, and disasters grow more severe, tens of millions of people may not be able to stay where they are. Beyond the human toll it will exact, this climate-driven migration is poised to disrupt economic and political stability, which could fuel conflict."

Source: Vox, 03/17/2022

"Ukraine Reports Seizure Of Major Gas Infrastructure"

"One of the chief economic fears of Europeans otherwise out of harm’s way from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is that natural gas supplies could be cut off to large sections of the continent. The conflict lurched in that direction yesterday when Russian troops seized two pipeline compressor stations along a major export pipeline that runs through Ukraine."

Source: E&E News, 03/11/2022

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