environment

UN environmental agency scores ‘green goal’ ahead of 2006 football World Cup

The United Nations environmental agency scored a ‘green goal’ today ahead of next year’s football World Cup, signing an agreement with Germany for an eco-friendly, climate-neutral contest that will include compensating for increased greenhouse gas emissions by aiding an Indian region struck by last year’s tsunami.

UN environmental agency launches 11th hour bid to save great apes

In a bid to mobilize global support for an 11th-hour effort to save humankind's closest living relatives from extinction, the United Nations environmental agency today launched the most comprehensive compendium of information about great apes ever compiled.