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Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency
The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects, according to the United Nations weather agency.Read Full Article ...
 
Time running out for construction sector to cut energy use, meet climate goals – UN
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Time running out for construction sector to cut energy use, meet climate goals – UN
The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new United Natio...
 
Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health, UN report warns
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health, UN report warns
The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and ele...
 
‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
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Monday, 11 December 2017
‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater...
 
On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains
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Sunday, 10 December 2017
On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains
On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the g...
 
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