Pope appeals to the young to save the planet, find peace

Pope Francis, visiting Assisi, the birthplace of his namesake saint who was close to nature, called on Saturday for “courage” in abandoning fossil fuels and lamented that older generations didn’t know how to protect the planet and secure peace.

World Bank president says won’t resign over climate remark

World Bank President David Malpass said Friday he won’t resign after coming under criticism for his remarks earlier this week regarding climate change.

Canadian military to help clean up Fiona’s devastation

Canadian troops are being sent to assist the recovery from the devastation of storm Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and knocked out power across the country’s Atlantic provinces.

Green spaces vital to city populations

Scientists say botanic gardens are acting as climate change monitors and are becoming increasingly vital to populations in built-up cities.

 

Fiona destroys homes, roads in Canada

Thought to be the lowest pressure system ever recorded in Canada, Fiona has swept buildings out to sea, knocked over trees and powerlines.

DeSantis declares emergency as storm expected to hit Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties as Tropical Storm Ian gathers strength over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the state next week.

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck Mexico’s Pacific coast, setting off an earthquake alarm in the capital.