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Friday, 13 February 2015

States agree key document on route to climate change agreement (UN)

 UN, 13 February 2015 – A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva, with a week of United Nations-facilitated discussions among over 190 States ending with successful conclusion of the negotiating text for a binding treaty expected to be adopted in Paris at the end of this year.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Climate talks run into overtime as nations clash

LIMA, Peru: Negotiations on forging a UN pact to fight climate change headed into an unscheduled 13th day on Saturday (Dec 13) in a frantic quest to bridge a rift between rich and poor countries.

Ministers and senior officials from 195 states were to examine a compromise for calming a bust-up over who bears responsibility for fighting climate change.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

First UN report on antibiotic resistance reveals ‘serious threat’ to global public health

 30 April 2014 – Antibiotic resistance – when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections – is now a major threat to public health, says a new United Nations report released today.

The study, produced by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), is the first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally, and provides the most comprehensive picture to date, incorporating data from 114 countries.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Russia to urgently evacuate Arctic post as ice melts....

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MOSCOW: Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after ice floe that hosts the floating laboratory began to disintegrate, officials said Thursday.

Natural Resources and Ecology Minister Sergei Donskoi set a three-day deadline to draft a plan to evacuate the North Pole-40 floating research station, the ministry said in a statement.

"The ice is disintegrating," a ministry spokeswoman told AFP. "Cracks appeared in the floe."

The station is currently home to 16 personnel.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists ... World is unprepared for changes that will see parts of Africa turned into disaster areas, say food experts

Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.
As food experts gather at two major conferences to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected to be alive in 2050, leading scientists have told the Observer that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will also have a drastic effect on access to basic foodstuffs, with potentially dire consequences for the poor.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Novembre est le 333e mois consécutif de surchauffe sur la planète

Pour le 333e mois consécutif, la température de la planète en novembre a été supérieure à la moyenne relevée pour la même période au cours du XXe siècle, d'après le bilan mensuel publié par la National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) américaine. Une température mensuelle mondiale inférieure à la moyenne du XXe siècle n'a plus été observée sur Terre depuis le mois de février 1985.

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