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Basketball star Yao Ming becomes first UN Environmental Champion
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Saturday, 09 August 2008
Basketball star Yao Ming becomes first UN Environmental Champion
The Olympic athlete and Chinese basketball star Yao Ming has become the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) first-ever Environment Champion, the agency announced today in Beijing.Read Full Article ...
 
UN agency launches scheme to protect bees, birds and other pollinators
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Friday, 08 August 2008
UN agency launches scheme to protect bees, birds and other pollinators
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that it will implement a new initiative to better protect bees, bats, birds and others that are...
 
Toxic waste sites in C
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Friday, 08 August 2008
Toxic waste sites in C
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New UN-backed report suggests how to boost cities' resiliency to climate change
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Thursday, 07 August 2008
New UN-backed report suggests how to boost cities' resiliency to climate change
With eight of the world's 10 most populous cities situated near rivers or seas and already being exposed to such hazards as flooding, earthquakes and typhoons,...
 
Head of UN environment agency to attend opening of Olympic Games
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Monday, 04 August 2008
Head of UN environment agency to attend opening of Olympic Games
The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, is to attend the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics on 8 August as part of t...
 
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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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    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.