Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, June 25 (JEN): Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay their bills is an affront to their human rights, a group of United Nations experts said on Wednesday, amid reports of widespread water shut-offs in the United States city of Detroit for non-payment. more
Illegal trade in wildlife, timber products funding armed groups: UN report

New York, June 25 (JEN): Global environmental crime, possibly worth more than $200 billion annually, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security an ...

UN urges focus on potential of forests to reduce poverty, spur green development

New York, June 24 (JEN): Across the world, forests provide employment, energy, nutritious foods and a wide range of other goods and ecosystem services with tremendous potential to contribut ...

Plastic waste causes $13 billion in annual damage to marine ecosystems: UN

New York, June 24 (JEN): Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to m ...

New UN high-level body on environment opens inaugural session in Nairobi

New York, June 24 (JEN): A United Nations body that focuses on the environment and has representatives from all 193 UN Member States is meeting for the first time Monday in Nairobi, to disc ...

Use of ‘space tools’ for sustainable development stressed by UN celestial committee

New :York, June 12 (JEN) Space-based information technologies must be fully integrated into the international efforts to overcome such challenges to sustainable development as climate change ...

UN marks World Oceans Day, seeks protection for oceans

New York, Jun 9 (JEN): To commemorate World Oceans Day, the United Nations family is encouraging the international community to reflect on the multiple benefits of oceans and commit to keepi ...

CSE calls for urgent action over WHO report on India pollution

New Delhi, May 8 (JEN): The latest urban air quality database released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reconfirms that most Indian cities are becoming death traps because of very high ...

Most cities fail to meet new pollution guidelines: UN

New York, May 8 (JEN): Many of the world’s cities are “enveloped in dirty air” that is dangerous breathe, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednes ...

UN marks Mother Earth Day, urges protection of planet

New York, Apr 23 (JEN): On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations urged greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with United Nation ...