Volunteers take part in the Zero Plastiko Urdaibai ocean and coastal cleanup on Laida beach near Bermeo, Spain, on World Oceans’ Day. Reuters
France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change and considers the issue a “red line”, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday ahead of the summit.
Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said.
This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and that would make 2015-2019 the world’s hottest five-year period on record, as per the World Meteorological Organization, and yet it is shocking that world leaders have failed to recognise the urgency of addressing climate change as a main priority.
The new wave is that the youth are protesting the lackadaisical stance of the governments of EU countries towards climate change. And rightly so, these older generations that make these politics or the lack of them with little regard for the future of the next generation, need a hard kick on the posterior part of their anatomy.
In less than 90 hours, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori takes off for the International Space Station, much to the cheer of a new spacefaring nation, UAE.
On Sept.20, the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft prime and backup crews performed the second “fitting” – check inspection of the crewed spacecraft in the launch set at the pad No. 254 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
A businesswoman and a manager who teamed up to obtain a trade licence through fraudulent means have lost an appeal against a Dhs300, 000 fine.