Environment/Science
Biodiversity
New York, Sept 14 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency on Wednesday released a new action plan to help countries combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains and to counter the growing threat of medicine-resistant ‘superbugs.’ more
UN agricultural agency and USAID sign agreement to boost developing countries’ ability to track key data

New York, Sept 8 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency on Wednesday signed a $15 million agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) t ...

UN agriculture chief stresses role of healthy oceans as drivers of Africa’s prosperity

New York, Sept 2 (Just Earth News): Addressing an African ministerial conference, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency on Thursday stressed the need to mitigate the impacts of ...

UN combats spread of cattle disease in Europe through early-detection training

New York, Aug 15 (Just Earth News):The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today started a programme to train European laboratory staff on how to use nuclear-derived techniques to dete ...

Threat of wildfires expected to increase as global temperatures rise – UN

New York, Aug 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global tempera ...

On International Tiger Day, UN calls for urgent action against illegal wildlife trade

New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent ...

Despite positive trends, poaching of African elephants still 'unacceptably high' – UN-backed treaty

New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poachi ...

Trees contribute to reducing carbon footprints even after being cut down – UN report

New York, July 21 (Just Earth News): Trees contribute to reducing carbon footprints even after being cut down – UN report

New UN-backed survey reveals ‘alarming’ damage to world’s high seas and marine ecosystems

New York, July 14 (Just Earth News): More than half of the world’s fragile coral reefs are under threat and most of our major fish stocks are now overexploited, according to the lates ...

UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

New York, July 12 (Just Earth News): An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its imp ...