A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change. The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels.
Photo: In this April 24, 2015 file photo, pumpjacks work in a field in the Permian Basin near Lovington, N.M. Environmentalists and Native American activists say the Biden administration’s review of the federal oil and gas leasing program should result in more protections for an area of northwestern New Mexico that’s considered sacred. They have cited concerns about air pollution from venting and flaring at natural gas collection and processing sites, wastewater leaks and unchecked development in southeastern New Mexico’s share of the Permian Basin. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)