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Global heat melts Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to record lows – UN agency
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Global heat melts Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to record lows – UN agency
It should be winter on the Arctic pole – the northern most point in the world – but the equivalent of heatwaves have passed over the region this season melting the sea ice volume to a record low in January, the United Nations meteorological agency said.Read Full Article ...
 
UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website
The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to...
 
Make food systems climate resilient now or future production will be compromised – UN warns
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Sunday, 12 February 2017
Make food systems climate resilient now or future production will be compromised – UN warns
Failure to act now to make food systems more resilient to climate change will seriously compromise food production in many regions, which in turn could fail in...
 
International collaboration on wheat rust can curb threat to global supplies – UN agency
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Thursday, 02 February 2017
International collaboration on wheat rust can curb threat to global supplies – UN agency
As new data shows that wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust, the United Nations agricultural agency is hig...
 
UN agency creates tool box of new technologies, good practices to help keep food safe
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
UN agency creates tool box of new technologies, good practices to help keep food safe
From avian flu to locusts and E. coli bacteria, food is contaminated every day by diseases and pests, leading the United Nations agricultural agency to create ...
 
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