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On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them
Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts tourists in the first place, said the head of the United Nations-backed treaty on biological diversity, marking International Day for Biological Diversity.Read Full Article ...
 
Identifying all-time deadliest weather events, UN says history can help mitigate future disasters
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Identifying all-time deadliest weather events, UN says history can help mitigate future disasters
The United Nations weather agency today announced “world records” for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, ...
 
Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN a
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN a
The destruction of forests in many Asian countries continues apace, threatening the realization of global sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadline, a...
 
Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
Amid ‘dramatic’ climate changes, UN launches plan to step-up polar weather and sea-ice monitoring
With relatively little data available about the Earth’s Polar Regions – posing risks for people and the environment – the United Nations weather agency has kic...
 
UN agricultural agency links food security and climate change in new guidelines
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Thursday, 11 May 2017
UN agricultural agency links food security and climate change in new guidelines
The United Nations agricultural agency today unveiled guidelines to help Governments balance the needs of farming and climate change when making decisions, suc...
 
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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.