On Sunday night, at least 36 police officers and 46 protestors were injured in the Indian state of Kerala after a months-long protest led by the Latin Catholic Archdiocese against the Vizhinjam port project turned violent.
On Friday, a UN World Wildlife Conference, known as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), enacted significant protections for over 500 of the world's most threatened species, including sharks, turtles, frogs, lizards, and songbirds.
On Monday, the Indonesian island of Java was hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds. Search and rescue teams are still searching in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
As Egypt hosts COP27, an investigation by BBC News Arabic has found that the country's Ras Shukeir oil terminal is dumping the equivalent of 16 Olympic-sized swimming pools of minimally treated wastewater into the Red Sea daily.
The family of imprisoned Egyptian-British activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah announced on Tuesday that he wrote a letter to them stating that he had broken his months-long hunger strike despite not being released.
On Mon., the world's three largest rainforest-holding nations — Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Indonesia — formally launched an alliance aimed at preserving these ecosystems. The three countries represent 52% of the world's total tropical rainforests.
A new UN report has found that some of the last remaining glaciers around the world will be lost by 2050 due to climate change.