Tag: Saudi Arabia

Coachella Officials Have Rejected a Proposal for an Ambitious Desert X Artwork, Claiming It Would ‘Exploit’ Local Plight for Tourism

Desert X, Southern California’s Coachella Valley art biennial, has always confronted environmental themes head on, using the harsh desert landscape to speak to global concerns about climate change. But during preparations for the event’s third edition, Coachella natives took umbrage…

The Paris Agreement 5 years on: big coal exporters like Australia face a reckoning

On Saturday, more than 70 global leaders came together at the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit, marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was denied a speaking slot, in recognition of Australia’s failure to set meaningful…

A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society

Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest person, announced on Instagram in November 2020 that he was giving 16 organizations a total of about US$800 million for a wide array of climate-protecting work. This money will help pay to restore and protect…

Trump slams Paris Climate Accord in his last G20 appearance | G20 Riyadh

Leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries are wrapping up their online G20 summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. US President Donald Trump defended his environmental record, and justified his decision to pull out of the international Paris climate agreement.…

G20 2020: Coronavirus pandemic dominates Riyadh summit | DW News

Leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries are meeting online for a G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia. The virtual gathering is dominated by efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic and deal with its economic fallout. A draft declaration shows the…

Saudi Arabia faces calls to boycott G20 over human rights abuses | DW News

The G20 summit of the twenty wealthiest nations and other major emerging powers is hosted by Saudi Arabia this year. But the country has repeatedly faced international criticism over human rights concerns. Ahead of the online forum, members of the…

24 Astounding Art Facts From the Guinness Book of World Records, From the Tallest Statue to the Most Prolific Painter

To set a Guinness World Record is no easy accomplishment—there are currently some 47,000 record titles, with more than 1,000 incoming applications to set new records each week. (Wait times can be up to four months.) Tucked inside these tomes…

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Surveillance Drone, Heightening Tensions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.…