Posts Tagged United Nations

Local environmental news: Govt moves to protect 136 land, marine spaces…

In keeping with my local/Caribbean news updates, here’s an article from one of our local (Trinidad & Tobago) newspapers last week regarding a new protected areas initiative. Read all about it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/24/govt-moves-to-protect-136-land-marine-spaces/?fbclid=IwAR0GSBDLxVzJE7Oi9ITvmVy7vWm5KAejQjjlG84RsRWj04UXaFd2vXe0U0c Advertisements

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It’s International Yoga Day…

Today is International Yoga day which was first observed around the world on June 21st 2015. Read more about it at the following sites: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Yoga https://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/ http://www.guardian.co.tt/article/international-yoga-day-2019-6.2.860275.50f3a9e415

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As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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World Environment Day 2019…

It’s World Environment Day, June 5th… https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Environment_Day

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How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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World Tsunami Awareness Day…

Well look at that, I didn’t even know that there was a tsunami awareness day (its good to learn something new anyday), I guess there really is a day specific to anything and for everything these days, no one should say they’re uninformed about stuff. And then when one considers the myriad of natural disasters […]

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LGBT Violence and Discrimination is “Disastrous”…

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 2018 (IPS) – Transgender and gender-diverse people are facing unprecedented levels of violence and discrimination around the world and states must act to ensure they are not left behind, said a United Nations rights expert… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/lgbt-violence-discrimination-disastrous/

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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?…

The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target… See the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/conflicting-data-how-fast-is-the-worlds-losing-its-forests

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World Suicide Prevention Day…

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on September 10th, read about it here on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Suicide_Prevention_Day

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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Pelé Beyond Football…

An article from ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/pele-beyond-football/

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The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution…

The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem with a fascinating geological history, as well as unique examples of plant and animal life. The islands’ flora and fauna inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, and thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the islands every year to further […]

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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International Yoga Day…

Since its declaration by United Nations General Assembly in 2015, International Day of Yoga (or just Yoga Day) has been observed every year on June 21st… Read more about Yoga Day @ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Yoga_Day Read more at these sites: http://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/ https://www.artofliving.org/international-yoga-day https://www.wincalendar.com/International-Yoga-Day   #internationalyogaday

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International Day for Biological Diversity…

Observed on May 22nd annually, read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_for_Biological_Diversity

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia…

As an avenue to raise awareness on LGBT rights, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed annually on May 17th… Read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia,_Transphobia_and_Biphobia

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Wider Views for More Equal Societies…

ROME, May 2 2018 (IPS) – Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished […]

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