Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Apr 23 (JEN): Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic development which opened on Tuesday in The Hague, the Netherlands. more
UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas emissions

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, a ...

UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy

New York, Apr 10 (JEN): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency ...

Air pollution linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide: WHO

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environment ...

North Africa: Water scarcity among food security issues

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday warned that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of t ...

Tackling water, energy key to sustainable future: UN

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): The water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are the among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned on Tu ...

West Africa: Farmer training to revolutionize pesticide management

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 grow ...

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 ...