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Top UN court rules on Myanmar genocide case

by Danny KEMP The UN's top court will announce Thursday whether it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence. The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

Slash emissions now or miss 1.5C goal, UN warns

by Patrick Galey with Marlowe Hood The world will miss its chance to avert climate disaster without an immediate and all-but-impossible fall in fossil fuel emissions, the UN said Tuesday in its annual assessment on greenhouse gases. The United Nations Environment Programme said that global emissions...

Greta Thunberg: the world’s youthful climate conscience

by Helene DAUSCHY and Tom LITTLE She has sparked both hope and controversy around the planet, but Greta Thunberg understood climate change at an early age and has rallied youths and parents worldwide to her cause. In just over a year the now 16-year-old Swede's humble...

Oceans turning from friend to foe, warns landmark UN climate report

by Marlowe HOOD with Patrick GALEY The same oceans that nourished human evolution are poised to unleash misery on a global scale unless the carbon pollution destabilising Earth's marine environment is brought to heel, warns a draft UN report obtained by AFP. Destructive changes already set...