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Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day
Cautioning the impact of human activity such as practices use of woodfuel on world’s forests, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for better wood-energy conversions technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits.Read Full Article ...
 
Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency
Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United ...
 
Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day
In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the envi...
 
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti...
 
Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency
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Monday, 20 March 2017
Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency
Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the United Nations agricultural agency today reported, warning that...
 
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    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.
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    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...
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    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.