Environmental threats are biggest challenge to human rights: UN

GENEVA (REUTERS) – The United Nations rights chief on Monday (Sept 13) said that the “triple planetary crises” of climate change, pollution and nature loss represented the single biggest threat to human rights globally. “As these environmental threats intensify, they will constitute the single greatest challenge to human rights of our era,” said Ms Michelle Bachelet at the opening of the

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Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping open as if they’d been boiled. Sea stars were baked to death. Sockeye salmon swam sluggishly in an overheated Washington river, prompting wildlife officials to truck them to cooler areas. The combination of extraordinary heat and drought that hit the Western United States and Canada over the

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Unanswered in Biden’s Climate Plan: Whose Home Will, and Won’t, Be Saved?

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan represents an enormous effort to protect Americans from climate change, but it sidesteps one of the most immediate and wrenching dilemmas: Deciding not just where to spend more money on roads, bridges or sea walls, but where to stop spending — and instead, help people get out of the way. The need

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