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Prince Charles ends first tour since start of pandemic [Video]

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, on Friday concluded their first foreign tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a four-day trip that took them to Jordan and Egypt and was meant to strengthen bilateral ties and discuss ways to combat climate change with leaders.

Egypt is set to host the COP27 climate change conference next year.

The prince of Wales and the duchess of Cornwall also visited famous archaeological, religious and historical sites in the two countries.

On Friday, Charles visited a facility for entrepreneurs in downtown Cairo while Camilla stopped at an equestrian hospital. Later, they made a trip to the coastal city of Alexandria, which was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago.

Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and backs up to a lake, making it uniquely susceptible to the rise in sea levels caused by global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps.

The royal couple toured Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern library built in tribute to the famed Library of Alexandria that burned to the ground when Julius Caesar set fire to an enemy fleet in 48 B.C. Camilla read a storybook to children.

Both Egypt and Jordan are former British protectorates. Jordan gained independence in 1946, and Egypt overthrew its British-backed monarchy in 1952. In recent decades, the two countries have both maintained strong ties with the United Kingdom.

The royal couple was last in Egypt in 2006. This week’s visit is also the first by the royals to the country since it was rocked by a popular uprising in 2011 that was followed by years of political turmoil. Under President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt has seen a degree of stability but the government has also overseen the largest crackdown on political opposition in decades.

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Was tornado outbreak related to climate change? [Video]

Jeff Smith says warm weather was a crucial ingredient in the tornado outbreak that devastated the Midwest, but whether climate change is a factor is not quite as clear.Read more: https://7ny.tv/3GJzIdYCheck out more Eyewitness News - http://7ny.tv/2suJHTdNEW HERE? – Hi! We’re abc7NY, also known as Channel 7 on TV, home to Eyewitness News, New York’s Number 1 news. We hope you love us on YouTube as much as you do on television!OUR SOCIAL MEDIA –FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ABC7NY/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc7nyINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/abc7ny/NEWS TIPS:Online: https://7ny.tv/36UsL9aPhone: 917-260-7700Email: abc7ny@abc.com#abc7NY #tornadoes #climatechange #midwest

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Clients must have plan to exit coal [Video]

HSBC expects all of its clients to have a plan to exit coal by the end of 2023.The announcement was made Tuesday (December 14), and comes after investors and activists put pressure on the lender.As Europe's leading banker to corporate Asia, HSBC is heavily exposed to the coal industry.Emerging markets rely on the cheap and widely used fossil fuel, but countries have a commitment to cut emissions to fight climate change.With its new plan, HSBC said it will cut exposure to thermal coal financing in half by 2030.Though non-OECD and non-EU based clients could be funded until a global phase-out by 2040.In a win for campaigners, HSBC said the new policy would apply to all parts of its business, including asset management.The lender said next year it would also announce a science-based target for coal-fired power.It would also withdraw services from any client that tries to expand thermal coal production.Rivals like Natwest have set tougher targets, but HSBC is more exposed to energy clients with a heavy reliance on coal.The bank said it would work with those partners on moving towards greener energy.

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Journalists capital climate news trip is caught on camera [Video]

Journalism students spent a day of newsgathering climate change stories in London and you can see how they got on with a new video from the University of Northampton. The camera followed Multimedia Journalism and Multimedia Sports Journalism undergraduates as they made their way around the capital to gather content for a special news

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Adam Hall on Living & Thriving with Rustie 12/09 by Rustie [Video]

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