environment

Consumers can help bring down 'e-waste mountain': UN report

The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million heavy-duty trucks lined up from New York to Bangkok and back.

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Soil preservation essential to ensure our sustainable future: FAO expert

It can take up to 1,000 years to form a single centimetre of soil, which is why “soil preservation is essential for food security and to ensure our sustainable future.”

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UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen

A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into “green” energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country.

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Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment.

FAO online database aims to protect local livestock diversity

Safeguarding livestock diversity is the objective of the latest version of an online database launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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'Long road to recovery' for Dominica, Barbuda, despite pledges

It’s going to be a “long road to recovery” for the hurricane-struck Caribbean islands of Dominica and Barbuda, despite a successful pledging conference at UN Headquarters this week.

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In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace'

Every part of the planet and every person is affected by pollution – the world's largest killer – and while solutions are within reach, new policies, enhanced public and private sector leadership, redirected investments and massive funding are all desperately needed, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said.

UN General Assembly helping to carry climate action forward

During the high-level debate in the UN General Assembly, more than 80 per cent of world leaders mentioned climate change in their speeches: an indication of the “urgency” of this issue.

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Make communities more resilient to future climate shocks: UNEP official

Governments have a “huge responsibility” in ensuring that communities can respond to rising sea levels or other impacts of climate change, a senior official with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has said.

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Women leaders explore how they can bring about sustainable cities

Ensuring that the poor, excluded and marginalized are included in climate talks is one way women leaders can guarantee these discussions are inclusive.

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