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Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after 3-year hiatus

June 20, 2018 - Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan...

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

NEW YORK, June 21, 2018 -  Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a...

UN chief calls for ‘solidarity, compassion and action’ on World Refugee Day (VIDEO)

June 20, 2018 - With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution — roughly equivalent to the population of...

Replacement for U.S. on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’

June 20, 2018 - International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council continued on Wednesday with the...

Doctors Without Borders Condemns Trump Administration Policies that Criminalize Asylum Seekers and Harm Children

MEXICO/NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 - New asylum rules and policies imposed by the United States government are cruel and inhumane, and deny safety...

Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

June 18, 2018 - A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to...

Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests

New York, June 16, 2018 – Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to...

European Parliament: Reception conditions for asylum-seekers agreed between MEPs and Council

June 14, 2018 - Asylum-seekers will get access to the EU labour market more quickly, under an informal deal between EP and EU Ministers,...

General Assembly adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians, deploring Israel’s ‘excessive’ use of...

June 13, 2018 - In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for...

Report: G20 countries set to invest over $1.6 trillion in ‘fossil gas,’ jeopardizing Paris...

BARILOCHE, Argentina, June 12, 2018 — As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas...

Italy/Malta: Forcing Aquarius to Valencia undermines search and rescue system and sets deadly precedent

June 12, 2018 - As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius, heads to the Spanish port of Valencia, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s...

Italy/Malta: Stranded refugees and migrants must be immediately allowed to dock, says Amnesty

July 11, 2018 -  As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius remains stranded between Malta and Sicily with 629 people aboard including 123...

First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

June 11, 2018 - The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is...

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Causes of 12 Wildfires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake,...

Sacramento June 8, 2018 - After extensive and thorough investigations, CAL FIRE investigators have determined that 12 Northern California wildfires in the October 2017...

Global Fishing Watch: Close encounters of the fishy kind

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2018 - To mark World Ocean Day, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has increased ocean transparency by releasing the first-ever 'live'...

Canada’s Parliament Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition

June 8, 2018 - Canada moved another step closer to ending its prohibition of marijuana on Thursday when the Senate approved legislation to legalize...

Oceana Launches New Science Advisors Initiative for its Campaign to Save the Oceans and...

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2018 – To mark World Oceans Day, Oceana announced today the launch of its Oceana Science Advisors (OSA) initiative to...

DPRK should release political prisoners ahead of summit with US – UN expert

June 7, 2018 - The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should begin to release political prisoners ahead of denuclearization talks with the United...

WFP Launches Food Assistance for Ebola-affected People in Democratic Republic of Congo

MBANDAKA June 7, 2018 - Distributions of World Food Programme rations have begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Ebola-hit Equateur Province as...

Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

June 7, 2018 - Important new research released ahead of World Oceans Day exposes the widespread practice of killing aquatic mammals such as dolphins,...