Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: Noting some progress in greening the global construction industry, the United Nations environment agency (UNEP) co-released a report on Friday at the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, sounding the alarm on the need for “dramatic action” to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. more
The fruits of sustainability and decent work

New York: Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Dev ...

Taking fast road to ‘e-mobility’ central to a sustainable future: COP24

New York: As the transportation sector continues to be a major culprit in the global rise in temperatures, the urgent need for clean solutions – in particular, powered by electricit ...

Greenland on thin ice as study shows ice sheet melting 'off the charts'

Washington: Surface melting across Greenland’s mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries ...

Soil pollution ‘jeopardizing’ life on Earth, UN agency warns on World Day

New York: Soil is a “treasure beneath our feet,” essential to human lives and well-being, a senior United Nations official has highlighted, warning, however, that this invalua ...

COP24: A million lives could be saved by 2050 through climate action, UN health agency reveals

New York: Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching ...

Assembly President launches new initiative to purge plastics and purify oceans

New York: The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on Tuesday, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean.

Four things the UN chief wants world leaders to know, at key COP24 climate conference opening

New York: During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that &ld ...

UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to fight climate change

New York, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the declaration released on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2018 G20 meeting of the world’s leading economies ...

Cutting emissions, one bog at a time

New York,Farmers and entrepreneurs in rural eastern Europe are helping to tackle climate change while boosting their livelihoods as a result of regenerating ancient wetland peat bogs.