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FEATURE: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
FEATURE: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life
There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags and plastic bottles, according to figures cited by the United Nations.Read Full Article ...
 
Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences, says UN
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences, says UN
The United Nations today commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear...
 
UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm team up to raise awareness about climate change
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Monday, 24 April 2017
UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm team up to raise awareness about climate change
The United Nations development agency is teaming up with ofo, a China-based bike sharing platform, to raise public awareness about climate change, it was annou...
 
Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN
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Friday, 21 April 2017
Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN
Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for acce...
 
UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017
UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency
The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being used t...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.