In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
2017-05-25 10:50:37

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence


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France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
2017-04-13 13:00:08

France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant

The French government on Sunday published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande who is now in the final weeks of office

Cost of renewables fell in 2016, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN
2017-04-12 13:15:41

Cost of renewables fell in 2016, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN

The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today reported

The flying taxi is just about to be launched onto the market - the Volocopter series model 2X
2017-04-12 10:30:12

The flying taxi is just about to be launched onto the market - the Volocopter series model 2X

The Volocopter 2X is a series model of a passenger multicopter, a vertical take-off and landing aircraft powered purely by electricity and capable of carrying 2 passengers. In addition to the failure tolerance due to the Volocopter’s redundancy concept and its ability to fly emission-free

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