September 05 Switzerland’s glaciers are becoming a front-row seat to climate destruction For most of its existence glaciology has been a slow-moving profession, but this year is different. The belting heat waves that struck Europe over the past few months handed the specialists in Alpine ice sheets an unprecedented set of challenges. And some ofContinue reading “Reviews about nature for the first half of September”
August 29 Shelling continues near Ukraine nuclear plant ahead of inspection More artillery fire hit near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said Sunday. The fighting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to send a team of scientists this week to assess damage from recent shelling. UkraineContinue reading “The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04”
The good news The key fashion pieces right now? Clothes you’ll want to still wear (or sell on) in five years’ time Discovered in the deep: the incredible fish with a transparent head The bad news ‘It’s a deal with the devil’: outrage over Manchin’s ‘vile’ pipeline plan The leaves are turning – but beContinue reading “Composted reads: Good and bad news for the end of August 2022”
August 22 Schiff says unsealing Trump search affidavit would put investigation at risk Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that unsealing the affidavit used to justify searching former President Donald Trump’s Florida home could put FBI agents and the government’s case over any mishandled classified documents at risk. The JusticeContinue reading “The Week: looking at the 4th week of August 2022”
There was a great deal more lamentation about the impact of school closures on students’ standardised test scores than on the long-term effects of COVID-19, grief, or prolonged anxiety about the disease itself.
August 01 1st ship containing Ukrainian grain leaves port under deal The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the Odesa port on Monday under a deal seeking to get a backlog of crops out of the country to ease a growing global hunger crisis. The ship was headed to Lebanon with more than 26,000 tonsContinue reading “The first week of August 2022 as seen by the Week”
What you might have missed At least 24 dead after intense flooding hits eastern Uganda Four dead in California’s largest wildfire of the year so far; entire town is wiped out BP is ‘laughing all the way to the bank’ with bumper profits while households face poverty, say campaigners Amazon’s carbon emissions have risenContinue reading “What you might have missed the first week of August 2022 in The Independent on Climate”
Things you need to know what happened July 25 House Jan. 6 committee to interview more Trump Cabinet members The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack said Sunday it would interview more members of former President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, as well as other prominent supporters. The committee also is prepared toContinue reading “The Week from 2022 July 25 – July 31”
July 18 Zelensky fires Ukraine top prosecutor and spy chief Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed Sunday that he had fired the country’s top prosecutor and the head of its domestic intelligence agency, in the biggest shakeup of his government since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Zelensky’s government announced the dismissals of the prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova,Continue reading “Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24”
The Supreme Court ruling has made it harder for Biden to put his country on track to meet the climate goal. It comes on top of stalled climate legislations that would have helped.