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Chinese President Xi Jinping faces criticism for skipping COP26 global climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world.

COP26 concludes with new global deal on climate

Glasgow/UNI/Xinhua: The United Nations climate change conference concluded Saturday after a one-day extension, with negotiators agreeing on a new global pact to tackle climate change.

UN chief welcomes China-US pledge to cooperate on climate action

New York: Wednesday’s announcement that China and the United States have agreed to collaborate more closely on climate action was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as an important step in the right direction.

NASA astronauts on board International Space Station plan six spacewalks in 2022

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: A total of six spacewalks are going to be carried out from the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) next year, according to the latest flight schedule obtained by Sputnik.

Inspiration4 all-civilian crew makes splashdown off Florida coast: SpaceX

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew, Inspiration4, successfully returned to Earth on Saturday after spending three days in space.

Tennessee flooding leaves 21 people dead, US President Joe Biden expresses sadness

Washington: At least 21 people died as severe flood hit  Humphreys County in Middle Tennessee region of the US, media reports said.

Record-breaking ‘pressure-cooker’ heatwave hits Canada, US northwest

New York: A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in 48 hours in the US northwest and western Canada is being mirrored across large parts of the northern hemisphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

US, UK fund for reducing Bangladesh river pollution

The USA and the UK have co-founded a USD 297,000 advocacy project to reduce pollution caused by different rivers in Bangladesh’s Dhaka district.

US to help Sri Lanka improve plastic waste management

Washignton: The United States will provide funds to Sri Lanka to improve its plastic waste management system, to reduce waste flows to the ocean, reported Economynext. The funds will come through USAID.

India’s clean energy partnership with US to show world how to align climate action, development

The India-US climate partnership launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden aims to show the world how to combine rapid action against climate change with economic development, according to a joint statement by the two countries.

US, China agree to work together to tackle climate crisis: Joint Statement

Washington/UNI: China and the United States have agreed to cooperate on the issue of climate change, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua said in a joint statement after their Shanghai talks.

Seven people confirmed dead in wildfires in US state of Oregon

San Francisco/Xinhua: Seven people have been confirmed dead, dozens more are unaccounted for and hundreds have lost their homes as historic wildfires continue to burn throughout the US state of Oregon, officials said.

US astronomers discover asteroid with shortest year

Los Angeles, Jul 8 (Xinhua/UNI) Astronomers have spotted an unusual asteroid with the shortest "year" known for such an object, according to a release by California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on Monday.

6.5 earthquake near Alaska, no casualties reported

Moscow, Apr 3 (Sputnik): A 6.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Kiska island of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

New UK-U.S. joint Antarctic programme to study future sea level rise

London, Apr 30 (IBNS): A new UK-U.S. Antarctic research programme to improve the prediction of future sea-level rise is launched this week (Monday 30 April 2018) at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge.