Environment
New York, June 25(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said on Saturday. more
Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency

New York, June 24(Just Earth News): Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security ...

Sri Lanka's food gap widens in wake of regional floods and drought, UN agencies warn

New York, Jun 23 (JEN): An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens ...

Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – UN agency

New York, June 21(Just Earth News): Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations w ...

UN urges 'reboot' of drought responses to focus more on preparedness

New York, June 19(Just Earth News): Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to cope with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when t ...

UN chief 'deeply saddened' by the many lives claimed by raging wildfires in Portugal

New York, June 19(Just Earth News): 'Shocked and horrified' at the many lives claimed by the devastating fires that hit the Pedrógão Grande region of Portugal, United Nations Secretary-Gen ...

Help preserve land – our 'home and future' – UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification

New York, June 17(Just Earth News): With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farm ...

UN and partners in Sri Lanka appeal for resources as receding floods reveal extent of damage

New York, June 14(Just Earth News): Following last month's severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka that impacted some 630,000 people, the United Nations and humanitarian partners launch ...

At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

New York, June 14(Just Earth News): Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 ha ...

Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action

New York, June 13(Just Earth News): As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meet ...