RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
Australia pledges $704 million to save Great Barrier Reef
The Australian government has pledged to spend another 1 billion Australian dollars ($704 million) over nine years on improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef after stalling a UNESCO decision on downgrading the natural wonder’s World Heritage status.
Poland starts building metal wall on border with Belarus
Construction workers with heavy machinery are digging on Poland's border with Belarus as work has started on a wall intended to block migrants pushed by Belarus, in what the European Union calls a “hybrid attack,” from crossing illegally into EU territory.
Biden revives 'clean energy' program with $1B loan guarantee
The Biden administration has issued its first clean energy loan guarantee, reviving an Obama-era program that disbursed billions of dollars in guarantees to help launch the country’s first utility-scale wind and solar farms a decade ago but has largely gone dormant in recent years.
International aid reaches Tonga with clean water, supplies
Aid flights from Australia, Japan and New Zealand carrying food, water, medical supplies and telecommunications equipment landed in Tonga over the weekend, as the Pacific nation grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami.