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Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 06, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

New York Post. October 5, 2022. Editorial: To stop rising crime and chaos, New Yorkers must vote out Hochul and other pro-madness politicians The city laid EMS Capt. Alison Russo-Elling to rest Wednesday, days after an apparently mentally ill assailant stabbed her to...

Pakistani FM says water receded 50% in flood-ravaged Sindh

Oct. 06, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister on Thursday said that about 50% of the water has receded in the country’s worst-hit southern Sindh province, raising hopes that farmers will be able to sow wheat in a first step toward returning to a normal life. “We are utilizing...

France fights winter shortages with new energy-saving drive

Oct. 06, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Under the watchword “Every gesture counts,” the French government launched an energy-saving drive Thursday to get the country through the winter without natural gas from Russia and closer to the European Union targets of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The...

Sydney beats 1950 rainfall record with 3 wet months to spare

Oct. 06, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s largest city, Sydney, has been soaked by its wettest year on record with almost three months of expected above-average rain to spare. The city of 5 million people beat its 1950 record of 2,194 millimeters (86.4 inches) at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday when 27.2...

Climate Migration: Floods displace villagers in Indonesia

Oct. 05, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

MONDOLIKO, Indonesia (AP) — All the crops had died and the farmed fish had escaped their ponds. The only road to the village was flooded and the water just kept getting higher, says Asiyah, 38, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. She knew that she had to leave her home...

Climate change made summer drought 20 times more likely

Oct. 05, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Drought that stretched across three continents this summer — drying out large parts of Europe, the United States and China — was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. Drought dried up major rivers, destroyed crops, sparked wildfire, threatened...

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

Oct. 05, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his...

Low-income communities learn to tackle climate-fueled heat

Oct. 05, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Reggie Carrillo knows firsthand that where you live can determine how hot your neighborhood gets. The environmental activist and educator resides in a largely Mexican American area of south-central Phoenix, where segregation once forced Black and Hispanic people to...

UN officials: Energy crisis shouldn't delay emissions slash

Oct. 05, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A switch back to coal and other fossil fuels by several countries to weather an energy crisis triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine shouldn’t compromise efforts to curb greenhouse emissions, United Nations officials said Wednesday. Sonja Leighton-Kone, a...

New Brazilian Congress not likely to address climate

Oct. 04, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has a major role to play in addressing climate change as home to the world's largest rainforest, but after Sunday's election, the subject is less likely to come up than ever. In the country's lower house of Congress, the Liberal Party of President Jair...