News Wire | Monday, Dec. 19, 2022

Nations Promise to Protect 30 Percent of Planet to Stem Extinction

By Dino Grandoni | The Washington Post

Close to 200 countries reached a watershed agreement early Monday to stem the loss of nature worldwide, pledging to protect nearly a third of Earth’s land and oceans as a refuge for the planet’s remaining wild plants and animals by the end of the decade.

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Dozens of Thai Sailors Missing After Navy Warship Sinks in Choppy Waters

By Leo Sands | The Washington Post

Thirty-one people are missing after a Royal Thai Navy warship sank in choppy waters and heavy winds in the Gulf of Thailand late Sunday, Thai officials said Monday.

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