Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Feb 18 (JEN): Field schools that train farmers in alternative methods of pest control have succeeded in nearly eliminating the use of toxic pesticides by a community of cotton growers in Mali, according to a new study out on Monday based on a project led by the UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO). more
UN to reduce risks from pesticides in Belarus

New York, Feb 12 (JEN): Over the next two and a half years, the United Nations food agency will provide technical assistance to Belarus in managing its stocks of obsolete pesticides, it was ...

New evidences shows UCC direct link with Bhopal plant

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) recently released new evidence that demonstrates the chemical company’s direct role in desig ...

UAE to host meeting ahead of climate summit

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. Sultan Al Ja ...

Ban appoints envoy for cities and climate change

New York, Feb 1 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as Special Envoy for Cities and Climat ...

Securing crop biodiversity key to feeding: UN

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Seeking to ensure that the world can feed a fast growing population, expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the United Nations on Thursday published voluntary internat ...

Human cause of global warming near certainty: UN

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Global warming is unequivocal, human influence has been the dominant cause since the mid-20th century, and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, already at ...

Agriculture to help eradicate hunger in Africa: UN

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): A senior United Nations official Wednesday stressed that agriculture is the engine of growth needed to eradicate hunger and boost food production in Africa, ahead of ...

"Need political action on climate change"

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 24 (JEN): Former Vice-President of the United States and climate change activist Al Gore told participants at the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting i ...

Growing demand for cropland threatens environment: UN

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): If demand for new land on which to grow food continues at the current rate, by 2050, high-end estimates are that area nearly the size of Brazil could be ruined, with ...