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Youth activist speaks up for environmental protection at Human Rights Council

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:03
At the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, a teenager from Côte d’Ivoire has explained why protecting the environment matters so much.

First Person: Looking to the skies to understand the climate crisis

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:15
Could studying the cosmos help us to fight the climate crisis? Two astronomers at the University of Hawaii think that knowledge of the solar system may help to slow down the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere.

UN highlights urgent need to tackle impact of likely electric car battery production boom

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 04:15
Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD, to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be urgently addressed.

What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery?

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 04:15
As governments try to kick-start their economies, the UN is calling for recovery plans to be built around low-carbon technologies, to avoid a return to fossil fuel-based "business as usual".

Extraordinary ‘megaflash’ lightning strikes cover several hundred kilometres, smashing records

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 20:59
New records for extreme lightning bursts, or ‘megaflashes’, during 2019, have been made official, more than doubling the size and duration of the previous record flashes, the UN’s weather agency, WMO, announced on Thursday.

First Person: Innovation brewing at Hawaii coffee farm

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:00
Innovation and experimentation are helping a coffee farm in the US state of Hawaii to prosper in a competitive market, an approach which has helped the company to get through the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle, says UN weather agency WMO

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 14:57
Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pending final verification, it said on Tuesday.