Some Ukrainian students were evacuated from Ukraine thanks to a Czech circus company, Cirk La Putyka. “Boom," a performance they took to Edinburgh, was rewritten to reflect the students’ perspectives of war and displacement.

A bittersweet experience for Ukrainian artists at Edinburgh Festival


Despite six months of grueling war with Russia, several acts from Ukraine were represented at the world’s largest arts festival, held early in Scotland. For the performers, it was a bittersweet experience.

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

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Climate activists hold a demonstration through the venue of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 12, 2021. Negotiators from almost 200 nations were making a fresh push to reach agreements on a series of key issues that would allow them t

COP26 made incremental progress but failed to deliver on ‘transformational’ change, negotiators say 

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Migrants make their way to the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU places new sanctions on entities facilitating migration to Belarus

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Xavier Matsutaro is a climate negotiator from the islands of Palau.

‘A heavy load to carry’: A day in the life of a negotiator at COP26

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Pastoralists and their livestock at one of the few functioning boreholes in Marsabit County, Kenya. Community leaders organize when people and their animals can drink from the borehole, Nov. 3, 2021.`

Who will pay for ‘losses and damages’ caused by climate change? Developing countries make their case at COP26.

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Talking about compensation for damages from climate change has been taboo at climate talks. That’s starting to change. 

Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed signs a document underwater calling on all countries to cut down their carbon dioxide emissions in Girifushi, about 20 minutes by speedboat from the capital Male, Maldives

At COP26, island nations push hard for countries to meet goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius

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The speaker of parliament of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, spoke to The World’s environment editor Carolyn Beeler in Glasgow, Scotland, about what’s at stake.

A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

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The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.

A Tesoro Corp. refinery, including a gas flare flame that is part of normal plant operations, in Anacortes, Washington.

Are carbon offsets really as effective as advocates claim?

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More than 170 major companies have pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050, with many counting on carbon offsets and carbon trading programs to help them reach that goal. But critics say offsets are not nearly enough to address the danger to the planet from continually rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, demonstrates with others in front of the Standard and Chartered Bank during a climate protest in London, Oct. 29, 2021. People were protesting in London ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which

Why COP26 is the ‘last, best hope’ for fighting climate change 

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Here’s what you need to know about the big UN climate summit in Glasgow.