PBS NewsHour

December 2, 2023 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, Israel’s offensive turns to southern Gaza, raising the death toll as hopes for a renewed cease-fire dwindle. Then, what a new methane deal reached at the United Nations COP28 summit means for the future of climate change. Plus, how abortion restrictions are affecting the care doctors can give patients in Wisconsin.

Israel pounds southern Gaza as hopes of reviving truce fade

3m 39s

Hopes for a renewed cease-fire in Gaza any time soon have dimmed considerably, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered his negotiators home from Qatar, saying talks had hit a dead end. Since the fighting resumed on Friday, the focus of Israel’s aerial bombardment has shifted to southern Gaza as Palestinians there are ordered to evacuate and the death toll rises once more.

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  • What to know about the COP28 deal to cut methane emissions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What to know about the COP28 deal to cut methane emissions

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    At COP28 on Saturday, 50 oil and gas companies — including industry giants ExxonMobil, Shell and BP — pledged to reduce methane emissions to “near zero” by 2030. At the same time, the Biden administration announced new rules to enforce major elements of the agreement in the U.S. Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, joins John Yang to discuss the importance of this deal.

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    How abortion restrictions affect patient care in Wisconsin

    S2023 E347 - 7m 24s

    While the number of legal abortions has risen nationwide since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a recent report from a group that supports reproductive rights says there have been sharp declines in states that imposed new restrictions. PBS Wisconsin’s Marisa Wojcik spoke with doctors in the state about the effect of those restrictions on their work and their patients.

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