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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano starts spewing lava and ash
On Sunday night, Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano began erupting. Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time since 1984.
 
COP27 concludes with mixed results
The UN climate talks in Egypt concluded on Sunday with researchers disappointed about the lack of action regarding phasing out fossil fuels. COP27 stated, "After two weeks of extensive negotiations, #COP27 has concluded with a hallmark implementation plan #SHIP, and a historic deal for agenda item and outcome on #LossAndDamage funding."
 
Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at COP27
On Wednesday, Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced Brazil's return to climate diplomacy. Lula's announcement follows former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spurning the UN process and driving up deforestation in the Amazon.
 
Biden calls for global action by world leaders at climate conference
US President Joe Biden spoke at the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt on Friday. Biden outlined a series of measures being taken by his government to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
 
U.S. to give an additional $400M to Ukraine
Biden administration announced an additional $400M in security assistance for Ukraine. Kyiv has constantly requested military assistance from ally nations to defend Ukraine against Russian missile attacks.
 
UN releases climate report as COP27 talks begin
The World Meteorological Organization released the State of Global Climate 2022 report on Sunday. The report was released on the first day of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh.
 
Record greenhouse gas levels reported in 2021
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has revealed that atmospheric levels for the three main greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide), reached record highs in 2021. WMO stated, "WMO’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reported the biggest year-on-year jump in methane concentrations in 2021 since systematic measurements began nearly 40 years ago."
 
Residents urged to evacuate as Nakia Creek Fire continues to burn
Officials urged thousands of residents to evacuate the area as the Nakia Creek Fire drastically increased in size on Sunday in Washington's Clark County. The wildfire grew from about 156 acres on Sunday morning to approximately 2,000 acres by night time.
 
FL, SC try to recover from destruction left by Ian
Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across Florida before ramming into South Carolina, causing flooding and power outages. The Florida Division of Emergency Management reported 1,265,821 power outages due to Hurricane Ian.
 
Hurricane Ian makes its way toward South Carolina
Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain across the State and much of the southeastern Atlantic coast. Many residents were left without electricity as Hurricane Ian tore through FL. The hurricane is expected to make its way through South Carolina next.