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FROM THE FIELD: Sourcing clean water in Ghana
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Monday, 27 January 2020
FROM THE FIELD: Sourcing clean water in Ghana
Communities in northern Ghana are benefiting from the rehabilitation of water sources which is expected to boost livelihoods and build resilience against climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Read Full Article ...
 
‘Green economy’ pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
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Sunday, 26 January 2020
‘Green economy’ pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev was awarded on Monday the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environme...
 
At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020
At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action
The world is “doomed” in the face of climate change unless major industrial nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General António Guterre...
 
East Africa locusts threaten food security across subregion, alerts UN agriculture agency
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
East Africa locusts threaten food security across subregion, alerts UN agriculture agency
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more countries i...
 
FROM THE FIELD: Weeding out Mexico’s unwanted beach invader
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
FROM THE FIELD: Weeding out Mexico’s unwanted beach invader
An invasive species of seaweed which has blighted tourist beaches in Mexico has become more aggressive due to the heating effects of climate change. But now, t...
 
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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.