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UN Secretariat Signs Agreement with Nonprofit to Reward Climate Action With Crypto

A climate change initiative of the United Nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with nonprofit organization W-Foundation to collaborate on climate action, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16. In accordance with the new MoU, the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will work with South Korea-based W-Foundation to promote global climate action projects, including compensation of greenhouse gas emissions by using rewards in...
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Secretariat Under UN Agreement to Reward Users for Climate Action With Crypto

A climate change initiative of the United Nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with blockchain firm W-Foundation to collaborate on climate action, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16. In accordance with the new MoU, the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will work with South Korea-based W-Foundation to promote global climate action projects, including compensation of greenhouse gas emissions by using rewards in crypto...
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Meet the tropical islands that are now a plastics dumpster

Discarded cigarette lighters, toothbrushes, and useless plastic water bottles have piled up on the Cocos Islands' white sand beaches, a balmy tourist destination surrounded by aquamarine waters. Marine scientist Jennifer Lavers and her research team traveled to this tropical paradise, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, for a couple weeks in 2017. They knew many beaches were littered with plastic trash, but after giving the coast proper scientific scrutiny, discovered the human-deb...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Un, Rhode Island, Islands, Indian Ocean, South Island, Henderson, South Pacific Ocean, University of Tasmania, Antarctic Studies, Scientific Reports, Mendenhall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cocos Islands, Elizabeth Mendenhall


UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand.
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Brazil cancels another UN climate change event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After backing out of hosting the 2019 U.N. climate summit, Brazil is now canceling a United Nations climate change event that was to be held in August in the city of Salvador. Salvador’s sustainability secretary says the Environment Ministry told him it didn’t want to host the regional climate workshop. […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, World, Nation, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Rio De Janeiro, Environment Ministry, Nation & World, Salvador Salvador


With dementia cases set to triple, WHO issues guide to cut risk

With dementia cases set to soar, the World Health Organization presented Tuesday its first-ever guidelines for reducing the risk, including healthy eating, regular exercise and cutting out tobacco use. The number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050, the WHO said in its report. The UN agency said that a healthy lifestyle appeared to help keep cognitive decline at bay.
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186 countries have signed UN pact to reduce plastic pollution

But the United States has opted out.
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Why we need to stop eating fish

The recent UN biodiversity report states that overfishing is a bigger threat to the world's ocean than plastic or acidification.
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Warning over global failure to act on deaths from drug-resistant TB

The spiralling number of deaths from drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is set to cost the world economy nearly $20billion annually. A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit warned that despite the fact that DR-TB is a huge global health threat, the fight against the disease lags behind others in terms of both money and attention. In low and middle-income countries, where 97 per cent of the TB cases took place in 2018, there was an estimated $3.5billion shortfall in the total $10billion bu...
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Warning over global failure to act on growing number of deaths from drug-resistant TB

The spiralling number of deaths from drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is set to cost the world economy nearly $20billion annually. A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit warned that despite the fact that DR-TB is a huge global health threat, the fight against the disease lags behind others in terms of both money and attention. In low and middle-income countries, where 97 per cent of the TB cases took place in 2018, there was an estimated $3.5billion shortfall in the total $10billion bu...
Tags: Science, India, Global, United Nations, West Africa, Un, Telegraph, Johnson, Economist Intelligence Unit, Tb, Johnson Johnson, AMR, International Union, South Africa India, EIU, India China Russia


UN chief says ‘total disaster’ if warming not stopped

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general said the world must dramatically change the way it fuels factories, vehicles and homes to limit future warming to a level scientists call nearly impossible. That’s because the alternative “would mean a catastrophic situation for the whole world,” António Guterres told The Associated Press in an exclusive […]
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UN chief says 'total disaster' if warming not stopped

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general said the world must dramatically change the way it fuels factories, vehicles and homes to limit future warming to a level scientists call nearly impossible.
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Two-thirds of world's longest rivers throttled by mankind: study

Almost two in three of Earth's longest rivers have been severed by dams, reservoirs or other manmade constructions, severely damaging some of the most important ecosystems on the planet, researchers said Wednesday. Just a little over a third (37 percent) of the 242 longest rivers had retained their free flow, something experts said was having a profound effect on Earth's biodiversity. This week the UN's panel on biodiversity released a summary of its devastating assessment on the state of Natu...
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US is hotbed of climate change denial, major global survey finds

Exclusive: Out of 23 big countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters Donald Trump refers to temperature change as he announces his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans ...
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US is hotbed of climate change denial, international poll finds

Out of 23 countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters Donald Trump refers to temperature change as he announces his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans polled in a 23-...
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Raise taxes on firms that harm nature, OECD tells G7 countries

Report calls for change of priorities and culture to avert catastrophic biodiversity lossGovernments need to ramp up investment in nature restoration and raise the tax burden on companies that degrade wildlife, according to recommendations made to the G7 group of rich nations.The proposals are part of a growing debate on how to radically change humanity’s relationship with nature in the wake of a new UN mega-report that showed an alarming decline in the Earth’s life-support systems. Continue rea...
Tags: Business, Science, Environment, Economics, World news, Earth, Wildlife, Conservation, Global Economy, Un, OECD, Biodiversity, G7


UN environment agency warns of effects of rising sand use

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought. In a new report launched Tuesday, UNEP urged a re-think about the use of […]
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Democrats challenge Trump's UN nominee over climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change.
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Indigenous peoples, 'guardians of Nature', under siege

From Amazon rainforests to the Arctic Circle, indigenous peoples are leveraging ancestral knowhow to protect habitats that have sustained them for hundreds and even thousands of years, according to a landmark UN assessment of biodiversity released Monday. Whether it is logging, agribusiness and cattle ranching in the tropics, or climate change warming the poles twice as fast as the global average, an unrelenting economic juggernaut fuelled by coal, oil and gas is ravaging the natural world, the...
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Democrats challenge Trump's UN nominee on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change.
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UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.
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‘Boy, We Are in Trouble’: The Most Terrifying Bits in ‘Unprecedented’ UN Extinction Report

REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoNature is in the worst shape in all of human history and we’re the ones responsible for it.“Boy, we are in trouble,” said Sir Robert Watson, chairman of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, as he described an “ominous” global picture in which “the health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever.”He was introducing a landmark 1,500-page United Nations report in Paris on Mon...
Tags: Science, Earth, Bbc, Paris, United Nations, Un, Watson, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Robert Watson, Sandra Diaz, Siphiwe SibekoNature, Josef Settele, Eduardo Brondizio, Indiana University Urban


Nature under siege as a million species face extinction, UN warns

Humanity is squandering the natural capital that has allowed society to thrive, driving a million species to the brink of extinction in the process, a landmark UN report on the state of Nature warned Monday. Relentless plundering and poisoning of Earth's bounty -- water, wildlife, air, soil and forests -- threatens societies "at least as much as climate change," said Robert Watson, who chaired the 132-nation meeting that validated a Summary for Policymakers forged by 450 experts. "We are erodi...
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Massive new report proves that humans are the worst species

A shocking new UN report, the most comprehensive assessment of its kind, reveals our devastating impact on nature.
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UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of species

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.
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Save Nature to save ourselves, UN report pleads

Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity -- and ultimately our survival -- depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of Nature released Monday. Changes wrought by decades of pillaging and poisoning forests, oceans, soil and air threaten society "at least as much as climate change," said Robert Watson, who chaired the 132-nation meeting that validated a Summary for Policymakers forged by 450 experts. Alarmingly, the accelerating pace at which ...
Tags: Science, Earth, Un, Robert Watson


A million species risk extinction, are we one of them?

Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity -- and ultimately our survival -- depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of Nature released Monday. Changes wrought by decades of pillaging and poisoning forests, oceans, soil and air threaten society "at least as much as climate change," said Robert Watson, who chaired the 132-nation meeting that validated a Summary for Policymakers forged by 450 experts. Alarmingly, the accelerating pace at which ...
Tags: Science, Earth, Un, Robert Watson


Here we go again: Earth's major 'mass extinctions'

Whether humanity has pushed the planet into a "mass extinction" event may be a matter of definition, but by any measure the rate at which life-forms are disappearing is deeply alarming, scientists say. "In each of the five previous mass extinctions, we lost about 75 percent of species," said Robert Watson, head of the UN science panel on biodiversity, which unveiled a grim assessment of the state of Nature on Monday. Currently the pace of extinctions is up to several hundred times greater than...
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Species conservation: some success, many failures

With a million species threatened with extinction due to mankind's destruction of the planet, according to a landmark UN report released on Monday, there have been scant conservation successes in recent years. Some creatures once teetering on the edge of recovery, such as giant pandas and bluefin tuna, have fared fairly well, while efforts to save others, including sharks and cedars, have largely fallen short. Here are some successes and failures in conservation efforts.
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UN biodiversity meet wraps up, report due Monday

Diplomats and scientists from 132 nations wrapped up six days of negotiations in Paris Saturday over the wording of a landmark report on the dire state of Nature and its impact on humanity, a UN official told AFP. The bombshell executive summary of a 1,800-page tome crafted by more than 400 experts -- the first UN global assessment of the natural world in 15 years -- will be unveiled Monday.
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