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In COP28 speech, Colombian President Gustavo Petro calls for a free Palestine

The Colombian head of state has been consistently speaking out in support of Palestine amid Israel’s genocidal attacks. At the COP 28 summit, he pointed out that the devastation wreaked on Gaza was a harbinger of what might happen to those fleeing from climate catastrophes

New research used bacteria to turn carbon waste into widely-used chemicals

Researchers from Northwestern University and Lanza Tech have used bacteria to break down waste carbon dioxide to make useful industrial products. The findings were published in Nature Biotechnology on February 21

Mapping Faultlines: Three ways to understand COP26 and climate change

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the key issues at stake at the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow. How do we understand emissions from various countries and the issue of justice on issues of climate?

Current CO2 emissions greatly outpace ocean CO2 level caused by ancient volcanoes

According to a new study, human activities are leading to CO2 emissions at a rate three to eight times faster than what the volcanic eruptions might have done, which may prove catastrophic to species in water and on land

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t help in reducing carbon emission: UN report

The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year’s levels

Earth’s forests could be 385 million years old

In an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York, scientists have discovered the oldest forest — the fossilized woody roots of dozens of ancient trees