Save our planet by protecting migratory birds and their ‘epic journeys,’ urges UN chief

As they make their global journeys, migratory birds not only set birdwatchers’ binoculars agog, they also help the planet maintain its essential ecological balance.

Prudent use of natural resources can boost company profits, preserve ecosystems – UN

With many of the planet’s ecosystems such as fisheries, forests and water supplies in serious decline, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) argued today that by using the Earth’s natural resources more wisely, big companies can boost their profits and reduce ecosystem damage at the same time.

UN-backed ecological report warns of potential new diseases and ‘dead zones’

The emergence of new diseases, sudden changes in water quality, creation of coastal “dead zones,” the collapse of fisheries and shifts in regional climate are just some of the potential consequences of humankind’s degradation of the planet’s ecosystems, according to a new United Nations-backed report launched today.