Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Apr 10 (JEN): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June. more
Air pollution linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide: WHO

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk, ...

North Africa: Water scarcity among food security issues

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday warned that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of t ...

Tackling water, energy key to sustainable future: UN

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): The water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are the among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned on Tuesday ...

West Africa: Farmer training to revolutionize pesticide management

New York, Feb 18 (JEN): Field schools that train farmers in alternative methods of pest control have succeeded in nearly eliminating the use of toxic pesticides by a community of cotton grow ...

UN to reduce risks from pesticides in Belarus

New York, Feb 12 (JEN): Over the next two and a half years, the United Nations food agency will provide technical assistance to Belarus in managing its stocks of obsolete pesticides, it was ...

New evidences shows UCC direct link with Bhopal plant

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) recently released new evidence that demonstrates the chemical company’s direct role in designing ...

UAE to host meeting ahead of climate summit

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. Sultan Al Ja ...

Ban appoints envoy for cities and climate change

New York, Feb 1 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as Special Envoy for Cities and Climat ...

Securing crop biodiversity key to feeding: UN

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Seeking to ensure that the world can feed a fast growing population, expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the United Nations on Thursday published voluntary internat ...