UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency
2017-04-27 15:40:37

UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency

The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being used to irrigate crops, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity


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The risks of using personal social media at work
2017-04-11 14:10:50

The risks of using personal social media at work

Many businesses are actively encouraging their employees to use social media at work, hoping that they will become “brand advocates”, talking about the company’s products and services

US funding cuts to UN population agency based on ‘inaccurate perception’ – UN chief
2017-04-07 13:05:02

US funding cuts to UN population agency based on ‘inaccurate perception’ – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the United Nations population agency, stating that the announcement is based on a misinterpretation of the UN agency’s work

Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years – UN-backed report
2017-04-06 16:15:04

Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years – UN-backed report

A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment

'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortages
2017-03-29 15:05:29

'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortages

Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the UN children's agency has called on governments to take immediate measures to curb the impact on the lives of children

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

Global energy CO2 emissions could be cut by 70 percent by 2050: IRENA
2017-03-28 10:10:53

Global energy CO2 emissions could be cut by 70 percent by 2050: IRENA

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be reduced by 70 percent by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, research by the International Renewable Energy Agency