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UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
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Tuesday, 05 December 2017
UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.Read Full Article ...
 
Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day
Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday,...
 
Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn
Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, acc...
 
Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief
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Sunday, 03 December 2017
Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief
Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for...
 
In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution m
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Friday, 17 November 2017
In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution m
Every part of the planet and every person is affected by pollution – the world's largest killer – and while solutions are within reach, new polici...
 
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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.
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