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New York, Dec 9 (JEN): One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country Sunday urged the international community to continue support so that people have access to food and clean water, as well as shelter and jobs. more
Madhya Pradesh villagers claim Mahan forest rights

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh; Dec 5 (JEN) Residents of Amelia village in Mahan region of Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh have taken a significant step towards asserting their rights over ...

UN orders Russia to release Greenpeace protest ship

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): The United Nations-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Friday ordered that Russia release the Greenpeace ship and its crew that it seized in Septembe ...

Greenpeace India begins Arctic arrest protest in 30 cities

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IBNS) Greenpeace India began a 30 hour protest Saturday at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to stand in solidarity with the 30 people who have been arrested in Russia for peaceful ...

Social sciences to tackle environmental challenges: UNESCO

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): A new United Nations report underscores the vital contribution of the social sciences to survival in the face of climate change, and stresses that human behaviour mu ...

2013 set to be among warmest on record: UN

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization ( ...

UN launches appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

New York, Nov 13 (JEN): The United Nations Tuesday appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid wo ...

Artist Sudarshan campaigns for Arctic

Bhubaneshwar, Nov 8 (JEN): Following a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic region, world renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik has created a colossal sand art depicting Gree ...

UN welcomes ratification of treaty to tackle mercury pollution

New York, Nov 8 (JEN): The United Nations environment agency Thursday welcomed the ratification by the United States of the Minamata Convention, which seeks to bring down emissions and rele ...

Amount of greenhouse gases reach record high: UN

New York, Nov 7 (JEN): The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2012, continuing an upward trend which is driving climate change and which will shape the fu ...