Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel
2017-03-28 11:25:35

Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed


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Solar now cheapest electricity option on average in 58 emerging economies
2017-03-13 10:15:28

Solar now cheapest electricity option on average in 58 emerging economies

Solar power is now the least expensive source of electricity on average in 58 emerging economies around the world, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Why is that important?

Switzerland seen as No1 country
2017-03-10 12:50:42

Switzerland seen as No1 country

Survey respondents say new leadership is needed around the world as the U.S. drops in the Best Countries rankings. From his perch in Hong Kong, Zhang Baohui worries how leaders in China, the United States and Russia will – or won't

Modest pick-up in global growth but risks and vulnerabilities could derail recovery
2017-03-09 11:55:27

Modest pick-up in global growth but risks and vulnerabilities could derail recovery

Global economic growth is expected to pick up modestly next year to around 3.6 % from a projected 3.3% in 2017 but risks of rising protectionism, financial vulnerabilities, potential volatility from divergent interest rate paths and disconnects between market valuations and real activity hang over the outlook

Revealed: The 10 cleanest capital cities on Earth
2017-03-09 10:25:36

Revealed: The 10 cleanest capital cities on Earth

A damning new report by the WHO suggests pollution now poses a greater threat to human health than HIV and Ebola. The news comes as cities around the world, including London, struggle to deal with toxic air, which is thought to contribute to 40,000 premature deaths

Drought drives food price spike in East Africa, UN warns
2017-03-07 10:35:15

Drought drives food price spike in East Africa, UN warns

East Africa’s ongoing drought has sharply curbed harvests and drive up the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region, the United Nations agricultural agency said

World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns
2017-03-06 17:25:56

World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report. Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years