World Meteorological Organization

Climate change leading to spike in allergies among city dwellers – and Hongkongers won’t be spared

Climate change is not just hurting the environment – as it worsens, there has been a rise of between 300 and 500 per cent of city dwellers suffering …

Hong Kong

Edge data centers need three things: Equipment housing, real estate and fiber

Vapor IO working with Crown Castle to deploy edge data centers<p>Large, centralized data centers house the racks, servers and other hardware needed to …


INTERVIEW-Don't despair, protect hard-won climate gains, says former Norway leader

"If meaningful action is not taken to protect our hard-won gains... the damage to our ecosystem could be irreparable"<p>By Zoe Tabary<p>LONDON, June 19 …


'Where is the justice?' ask climate 'refugees', sidelined from global deal

"Those of us who are least responsible, continue to bear the brunt"<p>By Lin Taylor<p>SUVA, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vulnerable communities …

Antonio Guterres

Tropical cyclone Mekunu

World Refugee Day 2018<p>In this image from 23 May 2018, Proba-V spotted tropical Cyclone Mekunu as it hit and flooded Socotra Island, before making …

Tropical Cyclones

Climate change a 'man-made problem with a feminist solution' says Robinson | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods, former Irish president and U.N. rights commissioner Mary Robinson said on Monday.<p>Robinson, also a former U.N. climate envoy, said women were …


This Obama-Era UN-EPA Agreement Has To Go

11:05 PM 06/18/2018<p>As the Trump White House continues its cleanup of the mess — foreign and domestic — left behind by the Obama administration, it …


A Connection Between Climate Change And Mental Health — Experts Say It's Time To Take Notice

A report from the American Psychiatric Association urges people to "participate in policy and advocacy to combat climate change." That's just one of …

Mental Health

Sounding the Alarm on Biodiversity Loss

NORWICH – With the United Nations’ climate change conference underway in Bonn, Germany, rising global temperatures are once again at the top of the …

Climate Change

Monsoon Rains Are Already a Disaster For Rohingya Refugee Camps

Religious persecution has forced thousands of Rohingya people to flee their homes in Myanmar for Bangladesh over the past 11 months . Now the 900,000 …

United Nations

Global Warming to Exceed 1.5°C Threshold by 2040, UN Draft Report Warns

A final draft report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says only "rapid and far-reaching" changes in the …

Climate Change

Youth ambassador to bring global attention to climate change and marine degradation impacts in Timor-Leste

Dili, 14 June 2018: Timorese youth ambassador Justaquiu “Jake” Fabiano Lasi will set sail for New York later this month to share messages with civil …

East Timor

Exclusive: Warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow economic growth - U.N. draft

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Wider Image: Earthprints: Aletsch Glacier<p>By Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent<p>OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is set to …

Climate Change

As heatwave continues in Delhi, air quality levels slip to ‘severe’ category

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation named Delhi as the world’s most polluted city. Of the top-20 cities mentioned in the list, 14 were …

World Health Organization

Climate Financing for Sustainable Development: Budget Report 2018-19

<b>Jun 7, 2018</b><p>Bangladesh is known as one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world because of its geographical location. The adverse effects …


UN Secretary-General: Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities 'a moral imperative' - United Nations Sustainable Development

Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with …


Death pests: Leeds homes 'invaded by nine types of deadly mosquitoes'

Homes in West Yorkshire are being invaded by deadly mosquitos including the aggressive 'Asian Tiger' mosquito, according to reports.

Public Health

Ocean acidification – what to measure and what to report?



Climate change is the defining challenge of our time: Letter to the Editor

Ron Masek (Letters, June 5 President Trump is not withdrawing from global commitments) concludes that "President Trump is not withdrawing from global …


A starving ocean: Upwelling systems under climate change and the threat to global food security

Dr. Ivonne Montes, Researcher at the <i>Instituto Geofísico del Perú</i>, is currently attending the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate …

Climate Change

A changing ocean: Decision-making in the face of multiplying ocean stressors


Climate Change

Whose album titles add up to 65? The Weekend quiz

The questions<p><b>1</b> Which currency has a limit of 21 million units?<b><br>2</b> Which of the Brontës is not buried in Haworth?<b><br>3</b> Who was named “principalle Paynter in Ordinary to their Majesties” in 1632?<b><br>4</b> What were tested at the Rainhill trials?<b><br>5</b> The guanaco and vicuña are the wild cousins of which woolly …

Lifestyle (UK)

Ocean Action - Anniversary Issue

The UN Ocean Conference, held at UN Headquarters in June 2017, brought together more than 4000 participants from governments, the UN system and other …

United Nations

Carbon dioxide reaches another record level in Earth's atmosphere

Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — peaked again at record levels last month, federal scientists announced Thursday.<p>Levels at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory averaged more than 410 parts per million in April and May, surging past yet another climate …

News (U.S.)

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution

OSLO – Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of …


In focus: Gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change<p>The Issue<p>A changing climate poses risks for all of humanity. However, for women and girls in …


Reefs for resilience: Insuring our shared natural capital

UNDP Around the world<p>×<p>A<p>B<p>C<p>Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo (Dem. Republic of) Congo …

South Sudan

Africa a dumping ground for waste – only 4% recycled | Cape Times

Africa has become a dumping ground for waste.<p>This is according to the Waste Management Outlook (WMO) for Africa, published by the UN Environment, and …

Waste Management

Saving Lives in Real Time: how science, technology and innovation are advancing disaster risk reduction .

Saving Lives in Real Time: how science, technology and innovation are advancing disaster risk reduction<p>Wednesday, 6 June 2018<p>1:15 PM - 2:30 …


Commission proposes funding increase to support environment, climate action

© European Union, 2018/Photo: Lukasz Kobus<p>Click for full view<p>Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete added that a stronger LIFE …

European News