WHO warns of dangers from omicron variant

Initial evidence shows the risk from the new variant is “very high” and could cause surges with severe consequences, the U.N. health agency said.

Potential surge in Europe virus deaths ahead

Europe is again at the pandemic’s center with COVID-19 now the leading cause of death on the continent, WHO reported, as nations tighten preventive measures.

Global climate deal reached in overtime

Negotiators from 197 countries clinched a “watered down” consensus agreement on a climate deal after two weeks of United Nations-brokered climate talks.

UNEP report shows off-track climate goals

U.N. researchers concluded the world is headed to 2.5 degrees C. of warming by 2100 because nations will not do what is needed to combat climate change.