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UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution
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Thursday, 11 May 2017
UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution
The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes of particulates a year.Read Full Article ...
 
Next month's ocean conference eyes cutting $35 billion in fisheries subsidies – UN trade off
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Next month's ocean conference eyes cutting $35 billion in fisheries subsidies – UN trade off
Harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to overfishing are estimated to be as high as $35 billion, fisheries experts from the United Nations trade and develo...
 
Weather, climate and water challenges in spotlight at annual session of UN weather agency council
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Weather, climate and water challenges in spotlight at annual session of UN weather agency council
Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing issue...
 
On World Migratory Bird Day, UN spotlights common destiny for wildlife and people
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
On World Migratory Bird Day, UN spotlights common destiny for wildlife and people
A healthy planet for migratory birds means a healthy plant for people, as they share the habitats on the Earth, the heads of two United Nations-backed environm...
 
PODCAST: Saving ‘the blue heart of the planet’ with Sylvia Earle
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
PODCAST: Saving ‘the blue heart of the planet’ with Sylvia Earle
As a little girl, Sylvia Earle, today perhaps the world’s best known woman marine scientist, literally fell head over heels in love with the ocean.Read Full Ar...
 
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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.