English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

  • News Headlines (2661)

Date

  • Added or updated since:

  • Custom range...

Subjects

Search Results

The search was executed to find both database records and web content.
 
Sort by: Date Title
2661 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50

News Headlines
#98293
2014-03-31

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war

News Headlines
#98294
2014-03-31

Climate change will damage Australia's coastal infrastructure, says IPCC

New report predicts species loss, a degraded Great Barrier Reef, and more ‘dangerously hot’ days – Report and reaction

News Headlines
#98295
2014-03-31

Endangered state bird of Hawaii, the nene goose, returns to historic habitat

The adventuresome geese likely flew some 90 miles over open ocean to reach their new island home.

News Headlines
#98296
2014-03-31

European scientists call on Spain to ban new drug that threatens native vultures

March 28 (UPI) -- Researchers and conservationists are demanding that the Spanish government rescind approval of a new veterinary drug, arguing it threatens vulture populations on the European continent.

News Headlines
#98297
2014-03-31

Earth Hour: UN to go dark globally, raising awareness on energy consumption, climate change impacts

29 March 2014 – It will be “lights out” for the United Nations later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour,” an annual global event raising awareness about the need t ...

News Headlines
#98298
2014-03-31

Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.

News Headlines
#98299
2014-03-31

Japan ordered to stop Antarctic 'scientific' whaling

Japan's scientific whaling programme in the Antarctic is not "for purposes of scientific research", and therefore must stop. That is the ruling by the International Court of Justice, the highest United Nations court, today in The Hague, the Netherlands.

News Headlines
#98300
2014-03-31

How climate change will affect where you live

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spells out how climate change will affect each part of the world, and what can be done about it. For many regions the IPCC only makes vague predictions, and in some cases the impacts are deeply uncertain.

News Headlines
#98301
2014-03-31

Global Warming Hurts Rural Communities Most

From Kenyan subsistence farmers to indigenous peoples in the Bolivian Andes and Brazil's Amazon rainforest, a new report aims to put a human face on what it says are some of the communities hardest hit by global climate change, whose effects will be highlighted in the forthcoming Intergovernment ...

News Headlines
#98302
2014-03-31

Climate-hit fisheries ‘can still meet demand in 2050’

[LIMA] Fish catches will need to increase by only 3.4 per cent to meet global dietary demand in 2050, according to a study predicting how climate change will affect marine ecosystems.

News Headlines
#98303
2014-03-31

Study warns of possible REDD+ land grab

A UN program to reduce global carbon emissions may be putting indigenous communities at risk, jeopardizing local land rights and laying the groundwork for large-scale “carbon grabs” by governments and private investors, argues a new report.

News Headlines
#98304
2014-03-31

UN warns world unprepared for risks from climate change

Pollution from carbon emissions is becoming a growing threat to human security and the risks of inaction are severe, a UN panel has warned. It says a changing climate will also exacerbate existing problems.

News Headlines
#98319
2014-04-01

Climate change impacting entire planet, raising risk of hunger, floods, conflict – UN report

31 March 2014 – The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued today, which also warns that while action can be taken, managing the phenomenon’s im ...

News Headlines
#98320
2014-04-01

Climate inaction catastrophic - US

The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

News Headlines
#98321
2014-04-01

World must adapt to unknown climate future, says IPCC

There is still great uncertainty about the impacts of climate change, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released today. So if we are to survive and prosper, rather than trying to fend off specific threats like cyclones, we must build flexible and ...

News Headlines
#98322
2014-04-01

Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is ten times worse than a century ago

The Baltic Sea is suffering from a lack of oxygen. Poor oxygen conditions on the seabed are killing animals and plants, and experts are now sounding the alarm -- releasing fewer nutrients into the Baltic Sea is absolutely necessary.

News Headlines
#98323
2014-04-01

Seaweed forests could help power tropical islands

[HONOLULU, HAWAII] Harvesting seaweed ‘forests’ and feeding them into large underwater digesters could one day meet the world’s energy needs, with nine per cent of the ocean floor being enough to replace fossil fuels entirely, according to an ambitious idea.

News Headlines
#98324
2014-04-01

Brief lives linked to Amazon biodiversity

The South American Amazon rainforest is renowned for being one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, boasting an estimated 16,000 different tree species.

News Headlines
#98325
2014-04-01

IPCC Climate Report Warns of “Growing Adaptation Deficit”

WASHINGTON, Mar 31 2014 (IPS) - The latest update of the world’s scientific consensus on climate change finds not only that impacts are already being felt on every continent, but also that adaptation investments are dangerously lagging.

News Headlines
#98326
2014-04-01

What Nepal Doesn’t Know About Water

KATHMANDU, Apr 1 2014 (IPS) - Water is a critical resource in Nepal’s economic development as agriculture, industry, household use and even power generation depends on it. The good news is that the Himalayan nation has plenty of water. The bad news – water abundance is seasonal, related to the m ...

News Headlines
#98327
2014-04-01

IPCC report highlights the importance of carbon targets

The scientific evidence emphasises the need to stick to the decarbonisation trajectory in the UK's carbon budgets

News Headlines
#98328
2014-04-01

Floating houses to fight climate change in Holland

Rising sea levels caused by climate change are threatening coastal areas worldwide, today's IPCC report shows. Low-lying Netherlands is already getting prepared by building floating homes and redirecting rivers.

News Headlines
#98330
2014-04-01

2020 Sustainable Cocoa Pledges “Tall Order”

It may be hard for chocolate makers to guarantee that their entire supply comes from a sustainable source by the 2020 target many of them have set, according to a sustainable sourcing auditing firm has told Confectionery News.

News Headlines
#98331
2014-04-01

Climate inaction catastrophic - US

The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

News Headlines
#98353
2014-04-02

Deforestation of sandy soils a greater climate threat

A new study finds that tree removal has far greater consequences for climate change in some soils than in others, a finding that could provide key insights into which ecosystems should be managed with extra care.

News Headlines
#98354
2014-04-02

IPCC warns over greater risk to food and water security

[NEW DELHI] The climate change-related risks from extreme events such as floods and heat waves will rise further with global warming, aggravating food and water insecurity, especially for some of the poorest communities, says the second instalment of the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Clim ...

News Headlines
#98355
2014-04-02

Court partially stops Japan's 'scientific' whaling, but Pacific harvests to continue

Japan has harvested thousands of whales in North Pacific and Antarctic waters since the implementation of a global ban on whaling, eliciting harsh criticism from the international community.

News Headlines
#98358
2014-04-02

Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

PITAL, Costa Rica , Apr 2 2014 (IPS) - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.

News Headlines
#98361
2014-04-02

Australia's dingo is a unique species, study shows

(Reuters) - Australia's dingo is a unique species, not a kind of wild dog as previously believed, according to a new study that definitively classifies the country's largest land predator.

News Headlines
#98362
2014-04-02

Human impact on Poland's environment seen from the air - in pictures

Side Effects is a new book from Kacper Kowalski, an award-winning aerial photographer and pilot, documenting the effects of human activity on the landscape in his native Poland

News Headlines
#98363
2014-04-02

Canadian forester says trees can heal the planet

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is passionate about protecting trees - and growing them. The botanist has nurtured her own research forest in Canada, and believes trees remain the key to combating climate change.

News Headlines
#98364
2014-04-02

So, after the IPCC report, which bit of the world are you prepared to lose?

To understand what is happening to the living planet, the great conservationist Aldo Leopold remarked, is to live "in a world of wounds … An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the ma ...

News Headlines
#98365
2014-04-02

Nigeria to develop bio-safety regulatory infrastructure

LAGOS, April 1 (Xinhua) -- The government of Nigeria is set to develop bio-safety regulatory infrastructure in research institutions in the country, Minister of Environment Laurentia Mallam said on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#98366
2014-04-02

At UN, countries to consider need for global instrument to protect marine biodiversity

2 April 2014 – United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond countries’ national jurisdiction.

News Headlines
#98370
2014-04-03

Ban praises small islands’ commitment to address climate change

2 April 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue next ...

News Headlines
#98371
2014-04-03

Early climate adapters show warming world how to cope

IT IS hard to prepare for a disaster, but harder still to prepare for a disaster that you can't identify. Yet that is the quandary facing many nations, which still don't know how climate change will affect them – even though it is already happening. That means many communities must prepare for t ...

News Headlines
#98372
2014-04-03

One or two? How to decide how many species you have got

It is often difficult to decide whether two animals belong to the same or two distinct species

News Headlines
#98373
2014-04-03

IPCC warns over greater risk to food and water security

[NEW DELHI] The climate change-related risks from extreme events such as floods and heat waves will rise further with global warming, aggravating food and water insecurity, especially for some of the poorest communities, says the second instalment of the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Clim ...

News Headlines
#98374
2014-04-03

How locals and conservationists saved the elephants of Mali amidst conflict and poverty

At a time when Africa's elephants are facing a relentless poaching crisis—to the tune of over 20,000 dead every year—one community has managed to safeguard their elephants in the most unlikely of places: Mali.

News Headlines
#98375
2014-04-03

Climate change is more than just hot air

For those who believe that the threat of global warming is overstated, the conclusions of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should serve as a jolt of reality

News Headlines
#98376
2014-04-03

H&M, Zara commit to cutting rainforest destruction out of clothing production

H&M and Zara/Inditex, two of the world's largest clothing companies, today pledged to eliminate old-growth forest destruction from their products.

News Headlines
#98377
2014-04-03

Taking care of the Taiga

Mongolia’s species-rich Taiga forests are disappearing rapidly due to climate change and unbridled economic growth. With help from abroad, the country is training young specialists to help save the unique landscape.

News Headlines
#98378
2014-04-03

Ban applauds Prague’s climate change preparedness

4 April 2014 – During his official visit in the Czech Republic’s capital, United Nations Secretary-General congratulated the city of Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.

News Headlines
#98399
2014-04-07

In Prague address, Ban highlights ‘crossroads moment’ in shaping better future for all

4 April 2014 – From reducing poverty and hunger to addressing climate change, the world faces big challenges that cannot be tackled alone, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting the importance of shared global responsibility in an address to students in the Czech Republic.

News Headlines
#98400
2014-04-07

IPCC report proposes sucking carbon out of the air as climate fix

Technique of burning biomass then pumping released carbon underground included in leaked draft from UN climate panel

News Headlines
#98402
2014-04-07

Deserts soak up surprising amount of carbon dioxide

In a recent study, researchers found that the sands and small plants of dry climes can do a surprisingly good job of absorbing carbon dioxide.

News Headlines
#98403
2014-04-07

Early climate adapters show warming world how to cope

IT IS hard to prepare for a disaster, but harder still to prepare for a disaster that you can't identify.

News Headlines
#98404
2014-04-07

Northern Europe hit by most bee deaths - EU study

A new study covering 17 EU countries says that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in Mediterranean countries.

News Headlines
#98405
2014-04-07

Do U.N. Climate Change Reports Need to Change?

After the latest round of IPCC climate reports, some scientists are calling for a more streamlined process

News Headlines
#98406
2014-04-07

Slowdown of global warming fleeting

The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation -- a natural phenomenon related to sea surface temperatures, according to researchers.

Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50
Results for: ("News Headlines")
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme