The Growing Threat of Water Wa...

Nov 14, 2019 by

In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which include an imperative to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Yet, in the last four years, matters have deteriorated significantly.

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Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdraw...

Nov 5, 2019 by

The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis.

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Cartoon: The United Nations ho...

Sep 27, 2019 by

An original cartoon by veteran freelance cartoonist Tom Toro.

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U.N. Chief Warns Paris Climate...

Jul 1, 2019 by

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy.

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Climate change spurs deadly vi...

May 28, 2019 by

As temperatures climb, ranaviruses cause more frog deaths over a longer part of the year, according to a new study.

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186 countries have signed UN p...

May 13, 2019 by

This means that countries now have the right to refuse plastic waste imports to their shores.

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The Simple, Yet Elusive, Key T...

May 9, 2019 by

Preserving and restoring forests is an effective step toward mitigating climate change, and comes with a host of other benefits.

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At UN, there’s no US ambassado...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Does President Trump want anything from the United Nations? Judging from the slow pace at which he has moved to replace Nikki Haley, experts say, not much. But that could still change.

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Leadership, Laughter and Tarif...

Sep 26, 2018 by

Are trade wars “good. and easy to win”?

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U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal ...

Aug 22, 2018 by

[Translate] WORLD COLIN DWYER   npr.org Twitter U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, with Secretary of State Mike...

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The United States just joined ...

Jun 26, 2017 by

[Translate] Natasha Geiling Reporter at ThinkProgress. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File Last week, the United States did...

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WOMEN BEWARE: SAUDI ARABIA TO ...

May 4, 2017 by

[Translate]   By Medea Benjamin   TRUTHDOG   Saudi women are forced to keep their faces and bodies covered outside the home. (Tribes...

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THE 4 WORST PIECES OF CLIMATE ...

Mar 23, 2017 by

[Translate]   By Juan Cole / Informed Comment   TRUTHDIG.COM The World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations issued its...

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TRUMP CONSIDERS SLASHING US FU...

Mar 15, 2017 by

[Translate]   By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Interview The Trump administration is seeking billions of dollars in cuts in...

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THE UNITED NATIONS ADMIT CHEMT...

Jan 17, 2017 by

[Translate] All across the world, airplanes have been flying through the skies leaving a murky white trail behind them that just...

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World moves to offset airplane...

Oct 7, 2016 by

[Translate] For the first time, the industry will offset its pollution through carbon credits or funding green projects. CREDIT:...

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JOHN KERRY URGES GROUNDING OF ...

Sep 21, 2016 by

[Translate] NYTIMES By SOMINI SENGUPTA, MICHAEL R. GORDON and ANNE BARNARD Conflict in Syria Kerry: ‘You Don’t Drop Bombs on...

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EUROPE IS A MORAL WASTELAND: C...

Apr 24, 2016 by

[Translate] As many as 500 migrants died just last week, yet the world’s powers pretend this calamity still isn’t their...

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Let’s Face It, Our Presi...

Mar 29, 2016 by

[Translate] Truthfulness isn’t ever their goal; winning and keeping power is. By Eric Zuesse / AlterNet   Photo Credit: pixabay.com...

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HOW (LITTLE) THE WORLD HAS CHA...

Mar 21, 2016 by

[Translate] By John Upton   CLIMATE CENTRAL National leaders have yet to sign a new United Nations climate pact, but developments...

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What Scalia’s Death Means for ...

Feb 15, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment The legal challenge to Obama’s Clean Power Plan is expected to eventually reach the Supreme Court. By...

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2016 — THE YEAR OF GREEN...

Jan 16, 2016 by

[Translate] Nick RobinsCo-Director, UNEP Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System Heading into the New Year, global financial...

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IN MYANMAR, A WIFE’S WRE...

Jan 14, 2016 by

[Translate] The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof   NY TIMES Photo Jano Begum Credit Nicholas Kristof/The New York...

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ISLAMIC STATE’S DANGEROU...

Aug 27, 2015 by

[Translate]   By Aram Sinnreich   TRUTHDIG   Ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, before the country was plunged into civil...

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PROTECTING THE UNTAMED SEAS

Aug 2, 2015 by

[Translate] By IAN URBINA NYTIMES Photo Credit Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images SUPPOSE a group of scientists wanted to dump 100 tons of...

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U.S. Congress Should Have No P...

Jun 2, 2015 by

[Translate] by Samantha Page  CLIMATE PROGRESS France’s foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, is at the helm of climate talks expected to...

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This Country Just Banned Groce...

May 26, 2015 by

[Translate] by Samantha Page   THINK PROGRESS Up to a half of all food is wasted, reports show. CREDIT: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson...

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Third of fighters in Yemen are...

Apr 10, 2015 by

[Translate] UN agency says at least 77 children have been killed in conflict since 26 March, and also warns of looming malnutrition...

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Climate-Smart Success Stories

Mar 28, 2015 by

[Translate] Anders Larsson  Planet Forward, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University Do you think...

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