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Activists gather for Earth Day, urge action to avoid ‘dystopian’ future

Laurelin Bartlett holds up a banner as activists protest during the Extinction Rebellion's 'The Big One' event, in London, Britain, on 21st April 2023.

Reuters Climate change campaigners gathered outside Britain’s parliament building ahead of Earth Day to urge action on global warming, while volunteers worldwide geared up to plant trees and clear trash to mark the 54th annual celebration of the environment. Earth Day this year, officially on Saturday, follows weeks of extreme weather with temperatures soaring to […]

Americans, Russians growing less satisfied with environmental efforts

Russia Moscow Chimneys

New York City, USThomson Reuters Foundation Americans and Russians have grown more dissatisfied with the way their governments address environmental issues in recent years, according to research released on Wednesday of the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitters. Residents of China and Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, have become more proud of their countries’ environmental efforts, said the […]

On Earth Day, Pope says nature will not forgive our trespasses

Pope Francis walking streets of Rome

Vatican CityReuters Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be met with a global response. Francis praised the environmental movement, saying it was necessary for young people to “take to the […]

For Earth Day, UN chief urges ‘green recovery’ in response to coronavirus

Antonio Guterres COP25 2

London, UKReuters UN chief Antonio Guterres urged governments to use their economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the “even deeper emergency” of climate change, in a message for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With global battle lines emerging between investors backing “green stimulus” measures and industry lobbyists aiming to weaken climate regulations, […]