World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates
2017-06-23 10:10:15

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children


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UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution
2017-05-16 10:10:32

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution

The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes

Тrump defends climate policies
2017-05-15 13:40:00

Тrump defends climate policies

President Trump said his administration is committed to protecting the environment as long as it does not harm American workers, as thousands marched across the country to support science in public policy and in part protest his climate agenda

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide
2017-05-11 10:15:04

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide

El Salvador, smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide following a long-running dispute with a Canadian-Australian company over an environmentally questioned gold project

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told
2017-05-05 16:45:16

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests

European Union parliament passes move to reform carbon market
2017-05-03 11:45:45

European Union parliament passes move to reform carbon market

The European Parliament voted in favor of reforming the European Union’s carbon market post-2021 in an effort to help the EU reach its climate change goals. Specifically, the Parliament voted in favor of a proposal to reduce the number of “carbon credits”

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