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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'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

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspends operations
2017-03-24 14:25:55

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspends operations

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspended operations on Saturday, meaning the capital has become China's first city with all its power plants fueled by clean energy. The Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant was built up and put into operation in June 1999

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power
2017-03-22 14:55:36

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

Founded in 1863, the Prosper-Haniel coal mine produces 3,000,000t/y of coal and is one of the few active coal mines remaining in Germany. But the mine is slated for closure in 2018, when federal subsidies for the industry dry up

Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017
2017-03-21 16:25:15

Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017

Singapore retains its spot as the most expensive city in the world in our latest rankings. In fact, Asia is now home to 5 out of the top 6 cities in the survey as Asian cities have become comparatively more expensive