Environment

New York, Jan 3 (JEN):  La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official said, urging governments and the international community to act early to mitigate the impacts from this potentially destructive weather pattern and its counterpart, El Niño.

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Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above a ...

Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health, UN report warns

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerato ...

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, ca ...

Time running out for construction sector to cut energy use, meet climate goals – UN

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new U ...

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost in ...

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highligh ...

Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats o ...

Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said ...

‘New and better deal’ needed for climate resilience in Caribbean, UN chief tells donor conference

New York, Nov 22(Just Earth News): Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – ...