New omicron variant triggers global alarm

The U.N. health agency classified a new coronavirus variant as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the delta variant.

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

More than halfway through the climate summit in Scotland, a U.N. report concluded Earth is on track to warm by at least 2.5 degrees C. by 2100.