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Plastics leave permanent indestructible legacy

LONDON, July 24, 2017 - US scientists have calculated yet another item on the human shopping list that makes up the modern world: plastics....

Russian parliament certifies free Internet’s death

July 24, 2017 - Russia’s parliamentarians have given final approval to two laws intended to ban software that bypasses online censorship and tighten government control...

Pope Francis donates to FAO to assist drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

Rome July 21, 2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and...

A Plastic Planet: More than 8 billion metric tons created by humans since early...

SANTA BARBARA, CA, July 19, 2017 - More than 8 billion metric tons. That’s the amount of plastic humans have created since the large-scale...

The UN actually does prevent war, according to study of General Assembly votes

HANOVER, N.H. July 18, 2017 - The United Nations has been effective at suppressing conflict throughout its history, according to an analysis of more...

New analysis commissioned by UN identifies global hotspots for water conflict

CORVALLIS, Ore. July 17, 2017  - More than 1,400 new dams or water diversion projects are planned or already under construction and many of...

Unabated climate change would reverse the development gains in Asia: Report

July 17, 2017 - Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future...

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Next...

July 14, 2017 - Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by...

China: Democratic Voice Liu Xiaobo Dies in Custody

New York, July 13, 2017 – The death of Chinese dissident and public intellectual Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, lays...

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many...

GENEVA | NEW YORK July 12, 2017 - Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water...

Safe, effective family planning is key to ’empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

July 12, 2017 - If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it...

Last nail in coffin of Russian Internet freedom

July 10, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Duma to reject two bills that have been approved on first reading and, if...

New report shows just 100 companies are source of over 70% of emissions

July 10, 2017: Historic new research from CDP, voted no. 1 climate change research provider by institutional investors, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability...

UN Member States set to adopt ‘historic’ treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

July 6, 2017 - In what is set to be a “historic” moment at the United Nations, Member States will adopt on Friday a...

Ice Sheet Break Just the Tip of Catastrophic Climate Conditions to Come

July 7, 2017 - The Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica is soon set to lose an enormous iceberg, more than 2,000 square miles...

Journalists covering the refugee crisis affected by moral injury

July 4, 2017 - Journalists covering the refugee crisis have been affected by moral injury, according to a report today by the International News...

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joins The Elders

June 30, 2017 - The Elders are delighted to announce that former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted their invitation to join the...

Marriage Equality Moves Forward in Germany

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 30, 2017 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrated a vote by the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany’s parliament,...

Organic food: new rules for EU label agreed

June 28, 2017 - New rules to increase consumer trust in organic foodstuffs and unleash the sector′s potential for growth were informally agreed with...

UN experts call for resistance as battle over women’s rights intensifies

GENEVA (28 June 2017) - Women’s rights are facing an alarming backlash in many parts of the world, and it is critically important to...