Earth

Exploring space together can help promote world peace: UN official

Collaborating on space ventures such as exploring the solar system and galaxy can help promote peace and prosperity on Earth, according to the Director of the United Nations Office for Out

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Women in space industry working to bridge gender gap in science

American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.

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Biodiversity “critical” to sustainable development

The rapid loss of biodiversity across the world is putting sustainable development at risk according to a senior UN official working on the issue.

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“Essential services” provided to mankind by biodiversity

Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, provides “essential services” to mankind, according to the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Space-based information saving lives on Earth

Satellite imagery, global navigation systems and other applications developed for space exploration are being used by the United Nations to help countries save lives on Earth.

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Space technology “not just rockets and astronauts”

Space technology is more than sending rockets and astronauts into orbit. It is also about issues that are important here on Earth, such as access to health care, education and even non-stick frying pans.

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Wasting food can have negative impacts on climate: FAO

People are throwing away so much that it’s having a negative impact on the climate, a representative from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization  has warned.

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“Invest in healthy soils” says UN on World Day to Combat Desertification

Approximately 12 million hectares of productive land is degraded every year, according to the United Nations.

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