November 7, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The annual United Nations climate conference COP27 kicked off in Egypt on Sunday. But as delegates try to find unity on ways to address climate change, there are worries the gathering will be clouded by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The conference is being attended by representatives from more than 190 countries and territories. The gathering comes amid a deepening rift between the West and Russia over the invasion.
2.Researchers at two major Japanese firms have launched tests of a promising new fuel source that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Japanese machinery maker IHI and electricity producer Jera have started trials at a thermal power plant in central Japan that mixes ammonia with coal. Ammonia does not emit carbon dioxide. Researchers hope the mixture can be readily adopted at existing plants.
3.Japanese convenience-store chains have been introducing energy-saving measures to do their part for decarbonization. With around 14,000 stores nationwide, Lawson plans to upgrade its refrigerated displays. This includes adding glass doors in front of shelves for sandwiches and salads to keep in the chill. Heaters that prevent dew condensation in beverage showcases will be shrunk in size.