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Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report
A new report says we need to act now if we want to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century – even if we don’t know everything about what it’s doing to the health of the environment or people.
Wednesday 06 Jul 2016
UNEP awarded 10 million NOK for marine litter efforts
Nairobi/Oslo, 26 May --Norway is stepping up its international efforts to combat marine litter.
Thursday 26 May 2016
A sustainable future and healthy environmental for all - on the shoulders of women or men?
Nairobi, 25 May 2016 – Gender inequalities, such as weak rights to own land and reduced access to energy, water and sanitation facilities for women, have a negative impact on human health, the environment and sustainable development, according to a new report released today at the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Backed by Stars, Unprecedented UN Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Millions to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife
Nairobi, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Coral reefs face bleak future – but “lifeboats” may help them survive
Nairobi, 24 May 2016 – It has been a bad year for coral. There has been unprecedented coral bleaching on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most iconic reefs and a world heritage site. Bleaching in the central Indian Ocean is also severe, in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and in the Lakshadweep islands of India, where up to 100 per cent of corals are bleached in some locations. Many will not survive.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
Coral bleaching lifeboat could be just beneath the surface (University of Sydney)
A report commissioned by the United Nations and co-authored by the University of Sydney’s UNESCO Chair in Marine Science offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world’s coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
Coral bleaching lifeboat could be just beneath the surface (University of the Ryukyus)
A report commissioned by the United Nations offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world’s coral reefs.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
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