Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit
2018-05-18 16:25:54

Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity


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Early action key to preventing crises related to El Niño and La Niña – UN relief official
2018-01-10 10:10:52

Early action key to preventing crises related to El Niño and La Niña – UN relief official

La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official said, urging governments and the international community to act early to mitigate the impacts

UK’s poorest to fare worst in age of automation, thinktank warns
2017-12-29 11:55:56

UK’s poorest to fare worst in age of automation, thinktank warns

The rise of the machine economy risks social disruption by widening the gap between rich and poor in Britain, as automation threatens jobs generating £290bn in wages

Electric and plug-in hybrid cars whiz past 3m mark worldwide
2017-12-26 16:40:21

Electric and plug-in hybrid cars whiz past 3m mark worldwide

The number of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads has passed the 3m mark, as manufacturers ramp up their plans for mass production of battery-powered vehicles

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater
2017-12-18 11:05:57

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution
2017-12-12 10:10:27

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid

Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn
2017-12-11 13:45:16

Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today