News headlines for “Environmental Issues”

  1. Bringing dry land in the Sahel back to life

    - UN News

    Millions of hectares of farmland are lost to the desert each year in Africa’s Sahel region, but the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is showing that traditional knowledge, combined with the latest technology, can turn arid ground back into fertile soil.

  2. From Milan to Glasgow, young Moroccans commit to fighting climate change

    - UN News

    A new way to recycle large amounts of coffee grounds; a platform connecting young African activists; technology to produce electricity from ocean waves or recycle plastic. A new energy-efficient construction method - an innovative carpooling app. 

  3. Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti is ‘like a work of art’, says diver

    - UN News

    One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres.

  4. Renewables Are Cheaper Than Ever - So Why Are Household Energy Bills Only Going up?

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 19 (IPS) - Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Internationally traded gas prices more than quadrupled in 2021. In their wake, many energy suppliers have gone bust and household bills across Europe are set to soar. Energy prices are driving up the cost of living and inflation, but this is also a moment to realise the old saying: “never waste a good crisis”.

  5. 2021 joins top 7 warmest years on record: WMO

    - UN News

    Last year joined the list of the seven warmest years on record, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday, and was also the seventh consecutive year when the global temperature has been more than 1°C above pre-industrial levels; edging closer to the limit laid out under the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

  6. A Call to Action on Living Lands

    - Inter Press Service

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 17 (IPS) - If the ocean is the lifeblood of the Commonwealth, then forests are the lungs that breathe life into its whole system. From the vast boreal woodlands of Canada to the rich primary forests of Papua New Guinea, the Commonwealth covers nearly a quarter of all forest land in the world - an estimated 900 million hectares. These biodiversity havens not only house about half of all animal species on earth, they also give us clean air, water and food, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people while tackling climate change.

  7. Tonga volcanic eruption: Too soon to assess damage

    - UN News

    Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, is covered in ash and dust following the underwater volcanic eruption at the weekend, but the situation is calm there and first clean-up efforts are underway, UN humanitarians said on Monday.

  8. Tonga: The UN stands ready to support after volcano eruption and tsunami

    - UN News

    Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his deep concern after reports of a tsunami and ash affecting Tonga following the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific nation.

  9. Climate Action Incomplete Without Women's Contribution

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 12 (IPS) - Judy Wangari is one of an estimated 800,000 smallholder potato farmers who, according to the National Potato Council of Kenya, contribute at least 83 percent of the total potato production.

  10. The Time to Protect Our Oceans is Now

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 (IPS) - There is no other place in the world like Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park. The waters surrounding the island--covered with tropical forests--are a playground to countless shivers, or schools, of sharks, including hammerhead sharks, whitetip reef sharks and whale sharks.

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