Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Sept 13 (JEN) A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 countries, a warning system devised by the United Nations to assess communications flows and readiness procedures throughout the region is functioning “effectively,” the world body has announced after a two-day simulation exercise. more
Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened – UN reports

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations on Wednesday reported, urging unified action to tac ...

As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’

New York, Sept 10 (JEN) The United Nations weather agency on Tuesday voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in ...

SAMOA: New partnerships seek to protect world's oceans

New York, Sept 4 (JEN) Fishermen in coastal Samoan villages say there are less fish than there used and they worry that the fish populations will soon disappear altogether, but participants ...

SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

New York, Sept 3 (JEN) World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of re ...

SAMOA: Small island developing states can lead transition to 'green' energy - UN

New York, Sept 2 (JEN) Despite being endowed with renewable energy sources – like wind, sunshine and waves – small island developing states remain heavily reliant on imported ...

Samoa: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

New York, Aug 30 (JEN) A toxic weed in Samoa is being turned into electricity, raising hopes that families on the southern coast of the Pacific island can be connected to the national grid a ...

Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

New York, Aug 28 (JEN) Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and clim ...

Briefing Security Council, senior officials urge UN system-wide approach to early warning, conflict prevention

New York, Aug 22 (JEN) The Security Council on Thursday expressed its commitment to consider and use the tools of the United Nations system to ensure that warning signals about potential con ...

Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods: UN report

New York, Aug 14 (JEN) Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also th ...