Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief
2019-11-07 12:00:40

Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief

Tsunamis are rare, but when they strike, they are the deadliest and most costly of natural hazards. With half of the world’s population expected to live in coastal areas more prone to tsunamis by 2030


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Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Day.
2019-09-17 15:10:55

Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Day.

The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone-depleting substances has not only helped replenish the protective layer for future generations but is also helping guard human health by filtering harmful rays from reaching Earth

‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife
2019-09-13 15:15:05

‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife

At-risk wildlife that is facing a “growing extinction crisis” received a boost on Wednesday, as countries wrapped up a marathon meeting in Geneva, by agreeing to increased protection measures

Electric buses will take over half the world fleet by 2025
2019-09-11 10:10:56

Electric buses will take over half the world fleet by 2025

The number of electric buses will triple within seven years, and virtually all of them will be in China

Volkswagen unveils the ID.3, its first ‘electric car for the masses’
2019-09-10 15:40:41

Volkswagen unveils the ID.3, its first ‘electric car for the masses’

Volkswagen has rolled out the final version of its first affordable long-range electric car, the ID.3, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Coming in at “under €30,000” the ID.3 will come in three variants

Climate change: Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'
2019-09-09 17:15:42

Climate change: Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'

Greenland's massive ice sheet may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists have warned

Brexit is stalling Britain from taking vital action on climate crisis
2019-09-09 16:45:32

Brexit is stalling Britain from taking vital action on climate crisis

Britain has one of the world’s best capabilities for dealing with the climate crisis but is failing to make use of it. That is the stark view of leading expert Baroness Brown, a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change