Environment
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 ...

IAEA International Conference to explore fast reactors and related fuel cycles

Yekaterinburg, Russia, June 20(Just Earth News): The third International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development (FR1 ...

Deadly heatwaves could affect 74 percent of the world’s population

Washington, June 20 (JEN): Seventy-four percent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according t ...

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 ...

IAEA concludes safety review at Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant in China

Haiyan, China, June 15(Just Earth News): An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety experts on Thursday completed an assessment of long-term operational safety at th ...