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Simulation brings global 100% renewable electricity system alive for the first time

Nov. 3, 2016 - A new model developed by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) shows how an electricity system mainly based on solar and...

French billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Nov. 2, 2016 - Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human...

New record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human Rights pass 500

GENEVA, Nov. 2, 2016 - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, already the world’s most translated document, is now available in more than 500...

Impunity for crimes against journalists must end to protect open democratic societies – experts...

November2, 2016 – On the morning of 1 November 2015, the day before the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists last...

Water conflicts between Asian nuclear powers pose global threat

Oct. 31, 2016 - The current political rhetoric between India and Pakistan underlines the risk of failing to manage correctly and cooperatively vital water...

Report: Food and Energy Demand Drives 58 Percent Decline in Global Wildlife Populations

Oct. 26, 2016 - Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and...

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar – Winners of the 2016 Sakharov Prize for...

October 27, 2016 - The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the awarding of the 2016 Sakharov Prize...

Climate change: Voters will be hot under the collar by 2099

Oct. 26, 2016 - By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, says Nick...

WMO: Globally Averaged CO2 Levels Reach 400 parts per million in 2015

Oct. 24, 2016 - Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million...

Iraq: Investigate Mosque Strike That Killed Civilians

Beirut, October 24, 2016 – At attack on October 21, 2016, hit the women’s side of al-Khani mosque in Daquq, 30 kilometers south of...

France/UK: Protect Children Before Calais Closes

Calais, October 21, 2016 – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate...

South Africa Signals ICC Withdrawal

Johannesburg, October 21, 2016 – South Africa’s government communicated its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to the United Nations secretary-general on...

Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking...

Over 180 Tibet groups condemn Larung Gar demolitions in joint statement

Oct. 19, 2016 - Over 180 Tibetan organisations from around the world have condemned the ongoing removals and demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy...

Fracking pumps up public’s climate fears

LONDON, Oct. 17, 2016 - Public opposition to pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract gas from shale − the technique known...

Green transformation ‘unstoppable’ as countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases – UN

Oct. 17, 2016 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have welcomed the landmark deal struck today by nearly 200...

Trade and investment agreements block progress on agroecology and food sovereignty

Oct. 17, 2016 - On World Food Day, a new report from Friends of the Earth International finds that current strategies to raise investment...

Agriculture must transform to feed a hotter, more crowded planet, UN says on World...

Oct. 16, 2016 - To mark World Food Day 2016, the United Nations is highlighting the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and...

Only one out of six children under the age of two worldwide receives adequate...

Oct. 14, 2016 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has issued a new report today with the alarming statistic that five out of...

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

Oct. 13, 2016 - The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations...