News headlines for “Climate Change and Global Warming”

  1. Green transformation will rival industrial revolution: US climate envoy

    - UN News

    The transition to a global economic model which will slow down climate change and create jobs will be the “biggest economic transformation since the industrial revolution” according to John Kerry, the US climate envoy.

  2. Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development

    - UN News

    The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all. 

  3. Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 15 (IPS) - Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.

  4. Ecological Cookstoves Help Preserve El Salvador's Coastal Mangroves

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador, Apr 14 (IPS) - A score of coastal communities in El Salvador are staking their bets on sustainable development as a form of life that does not overexploit natural resources diminished by years of government neglect and a lack of environmental awareness, using instruments ranging from ecological cookstoves to mangrove reforestation.

  5. COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Millions of lives lost. Trillions of dollars in economic damage. Over 120 million more people pushed into extreme poverty. The human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is almost unimaginable – a once-in-a-century catastrophe.

  6. UN atomic energy agency to work with Japan on Fukushima water disposal

    - UN News

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, said on Tuesday that it will work closely with Japan which is preparing to release a million tonnes of contaminated seawater used to cool the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.

  7. New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) - With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment.

  8. Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 12 (IPS) - Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is preparing to launch a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate.

  9. Farmers in Brazil Benefit as Biogas Replaces Firewood

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Apr 12 (IPS) - "Biogas is worth gold to us, we can no longer live without it," Claudete Volkswey, a poultry farmer in the municipality of Toledo, in the southwestern state of Paraná, Brazil, said enthusiastically about the new source of energy that has allowed her to get a good night’s sleep again, because she no longer has to get up to stoke the fire every two hours.

  10. FROM THE FIELD: Solar energy powers COVID-19 treatment

    - UN News

    In some of the poorest parts of the world, where there is no access to a reliable electricity grid, the UN is equipping hundreds of health facilities with solar technologies, allowing them to avoid power outages and save lives.

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