Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference
2017-11-14 15:00:15

Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference, Germany


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Corruption hits most vulnerable; obliterates faith in good governance
2017-11-14 12:20:02

Corruption hits most vulnerable; obliterates faith in good governance

Corruption can strike anywhere and deny people’s hope of a better future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the world’s largest anti-corruption forum which opened Monday in Vienna

Poor broadband killing off rural life as young people flee for the cities, report finds
2017-11-13 13:05:36

Poor broadband killing off rural life as young people flee for the cities, report finds

Poor broadband is helping to kill off rural society, a report has said, as young people leave for cities and don't return. The National Housing Federation has warned that family life is being damaged

Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say
2017-11-09 17:15:02

Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing

SpaceX, OneWeb detail constellation plans to Congress
2017-11-02 13:15:57

SpaceX, OneWeb detail constellation plans to Congress

SpaceX and OneWeb say they are within months of launching the first satellites in their competing megaconstellations of broadband smallsats designed to bring internet to every corner of the globe

Robots to roam $500 billion Saudi city
2017-10-25 13:30:33

Robots to roam $500 billion Saudi city

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans for a new city state that would also straddle Jordan and Egypt in the kingdom’s northwest with up to $500bn in investments

Pollution’s Annual Price Tag? $4.6 Trillion and 9 Million Dead
2017-10-23 14:55:13

Pollution’s Annual Price Tag? $4.6 Trillion and 9 Million Dead

Pollution in all its forms killed 9 million people in 2015 and, by one measure, led to economic damage of $4.6 trillion, according to a new estimate by researchers who hope to put the health costs of toxic air