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New UN guidelines aim to ease impact of fishing on deep sea areas
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Wednesday, 03 September 2008
New UN guidelines aim to ease impact of fishing on deep sea areas
Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.Read Full Article ...
 
Climate forecasts crucial to water resources and poverty reduction - UN agency
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Tuesday, 02 September 2008
Climate forecasts crucial to water resources and poverty reduction - UN agency
The chief of the United Nations meteorological agency today called for weather forecasts to play a greater role in planning for economic development and povert...
 
Climate forecasting crucial to water resources and poverty reduction - UN agency
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Tuesday, 02 September 2008
Climate forecasting crucial to water resources and poverty reduction - UN agency
The chief of the United Nations meteorological agency today called for weather forecasts to play a greater role in planning for economic development and povert...
 
Recent natural disasters amplify need for urgent action on climate change - UN
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Tuesday, 02 September 2008
Recent natural disasters amplify need for urgent action on climate change - UN
The destruction wreaked by Hurricane Gustav in the past week and the uprooting of some two million Indians by the worst flood in five decades has reinforced th...
 
Greater efforts needed to provide safe water for more than 1 billion people, says Ban
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Monday, 01 September 2008
Greater efforts needed to provide safe water for more than 1 billion people, says Ban
More than one billion people still lack access to safe drinking water, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said today, calling for greater efforts to achieve the wat...
 
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