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Europe · Geneva

World must brace for more extreme wildfires: UN

49% Center coverage: 63 sources
The Arctic and other regions previously unaffected by wildfires face elevated risk. The authors call for a radical change in government response that focuses on prevention and preparedness. Wildfires disproportionately affect the world’s poorest nations, with impacts that last long after the flames subside. The 2020 bushfires in Australia are estimated to have wiped out billions of domesticated and wild animals.See the Story
US & Canada · New York

Humanity entering ‘spiral of self-destruction’, UN warns

44% Center coverage: 43 sources
The number of extreme heatwaves in 2030 will be three times what it was in 2001. Climate change has a huge footprint in the number of disasters, report authors say. Disaster deaths are steadily decreasing because of better warnings and prevention. The report calls for an overhaul in how we speak about risk.See the Story
US & Canada · Nairobi

UN to take first step towards 'historic' plastic treaty

43% Left coverage: 44 sources
Nearly 200 nations at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi unanimously agreed to create an intergovernmental committee to negotiate and finalize a legally binding plastics treaty by 2024. UNEA chair Espen Barthe Eide declared the resolution passed with a strike of the gavel as the assembly hall erupted into cheers and applause.See the Story
Business · Washington

Buying a home and worried about wildfires? There's a free tool to check your risk

53% Left coverage: 17 sources
New data calculates the wildfire risk facing every property in the United States. Half of all addresses in the lower 48 states face some degree of wildfire risk. In some rural states, including Wyoming and Montana, more than 90 percent of properties already face some risk. More than 686,000 face at least a 1 percent chance this year of being damaged by wildfire.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

Analysis-As Russia invades Ukraine, Moscow battles big tech to control the narrative

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Moscow ramped up efforts to control the narrative playing out in news media and on tech platforms. Big tech companies such as Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc. and Google put restrictions on Russia's state-controlled media outlets. The escalation of Russia's clash with big tech comes days before a deadline Moscow set for major foreign tech companies to comply with a new law.See the Story
Abortion

EXPLAINER-Roe v Wade: Is gay marriage at risk after U.S. Supreme Court leak?

50% Left coverage: 6 sources
Leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggests justices are poised to overturn abortion rights. If finalized, the opinion would strike down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case. LGBTQ+ advocacy groups fear that same-sex marriage could also be at risk. Trump court appointees likely to hold balance in any case.See the Story
Health · Ukraine

Ukraine war shutters HIV clinics, disrupts drug supplies

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
Russian bombing and fighting has shuttered HIV clinics in two Ukrainian cities. Campaigners fear Russian rule would set back HIV progress. Research shows interrupting antiretroviral treatment can give rise to drug-resistant strains of HIV. About 260,000 people were living with HIV in the nation of 43 million people in 2021.See the Story
Corruption

FEATURE-Lebanon election shuns climate issues, despite fires, floods and power cuts

50% Right coverage: 4 sources
Lebanese voters go to the polls on May 15 in the country's first election since a financial crisis. None of the major political parties has outlined a climate policy agenda ahead of the polls. Environmental activists say expanding renewable energy could help provide long-term solutions to the nation's woes.See the Story
Oceania · India

Bollywood sex worker biopic resonates in India's brothels

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
"Gangubai Kathiawadi" is a biopic telling the story of a sex worker of the same name. The film has struck a chord with India's roughly 1 million sex workers. Sex workers are one of India's most marginalised groups. Most are unable to vote, open bank accounts or access state subsidies for food.See the Story

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