Ukraine battles to revive energy after Russian strikes go away ‘overwhelming majority’ of individuals with out electrical energy

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Ukraine raced to revive energy throughout the nation on Thursday, a day after Russia despatched a brand new barrage of missiles to focus on essential infrastructure, ensuing within the momentary shutdown of most of its energy crops and leaving the “overwhelming majority” of individuals with out electrical energy. The nationwide power … Read more

Rivers are drying up, but it’s not too late to help. Here’s where to start

CNN  —  The Mississippi River was running so low in October, you could walk to an island that should only be accessible by boat. This summer, the Danube River that flows through much of central Europe got so shallow, you could see sunken warships from World War II at the bottom of it. Water levels … Read more

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

CNN  —  Iranian officials said they have identified the “Iran International agent” arrested Thursday as Elham Afkari, the sister of famous Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed two years ago, according to state news agency IRNA. London-based news channel Iran International has become one of the go-to sources for many Iranians looking for news … Read more

Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN  —  On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators … Read more

Kyiv residents mull life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes plummet

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Kyiv residents have been getting used to 12 hours a day without electricity, but the situation has gone from bad to worse recently as the Russian missile campaign puts the Ukrainian grid under further pressure, causing even more outages. On Monday evening, in a normally busy neighborhood on the east bank … Read more

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in the next 30 years, report says

CNN  —  The climate crisis is touching nearly every region of the world. But perhaps one of the most visible indicators of its impact is its effect on Earth’s iconic glaciers, a major source of freshwater supply. Glaciers have been melting at a breakneck pace in recent decades, leading to around 20% of global sea … Read more

Kyiv and other Ukraine cities hit by barrage of Russian missile strikes

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Russia launched a barrage of missile strikes at Ukrainian cities on Monday as it ramped up its attacks on infrastructure facilities across the country. Explosions and air raid sirens were heard in Kyiv early on Monday and 80% of residents were left without water – with many losing electricity, too – … Read more

China zero-Covid: Anger at the policy is rising, but Beijing refuses to change course

CNN  —  A young woman stands on her balcony, crying out in desperation after her building was ordered into lockdown. Fighting back tears, she shouts abuse at the hazmat-suited workers below in a video that has recently gone viral on social media platform Weibo and which appears to encapsulate the Chinese public’s growing frustration with … Read more

Another supply chain crisis: Barge traffic halted on Mississippi River by lowest water levels in a decade

New York CNN Business  —  The lowest water levels in the Mississippi River in a decade, caused by a severe Midwest drought, have closed the vital channel to barge traffic at a crucial time of the year for the transport of crops from the nation’s heartland. The Army Corps of Engineers has been dredging portions … Read more

Tropical Storm Ian: Search and rescue teams are scouring Florida’s disaster zone amid massive power outages as Ian continues is ruinous crawl

CNN  —  Search and rescue teams are working before dawn to respond to hours-old calls for help that came as Ian – downgraded to a tropical storm still marching across Florida – slammed the state’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane, its surge trapping residents and its monstrous winds and flooding rains leaving millions … Read more