English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

  • News Headlines (2748)

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
2748 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50

News Headlines
#99972
2014-07-08

World Bank email leaks reveal internal row over 'light touch' $50bn loans

Environmentalists and human rights campaigners have sounded the alarm at radical plans to ease conditions for World Bank loans, enabling more than $50bn (£29bn) of public money a year to be made available for large power, mining, transport and farming projects.

News Headlines
#99973
2014-07-08

The risk of putting a price on nature

Putting a price on the ecosystem would help conserve biodiversity , but this approach also spells danger for those resources, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti.

News Headlines
#99974
2014-07-08

Tanzania: EU Funded Project Seizes 300kgs of Dynamite

A European Union funded SmartFish programme has confiscated 300 kilograms of explosive, impounded 50 fishing vessels and prosecuted five cases of illegal fishing in Indian Ocean during the past 24 months.

News Headlines
#99975
2014-07-08

Plundered for their unique body parts, sawfish are on the brink

Sawfish are the most endangered group of marine fish in the world, largely thanks to overfishing and habitat loss. Formerly abundant, they have disappeared from many countries' waters, and in many others they are scarcely holding on.

News Headlines
#99976
2014-07-08

Montreal picked as one of five hubs for UN’s Future Earth project

Montreal has been selected as one of five global hubs for a United Nations project called Future Earth, an ambitious 10-year initiative to build and connect international research on the environment and sustainable development — and to find ways to intensify and accelerate the impact of that res ...

News Headlines
#99977
2014-07-08

Merkel calls for sustainable development partnership with China

Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called on Germany and China to take the lead in establishing a partnership to promote sustainable development.

News Headlines
#99978
2014-07-08

UN must pick up the pace on sustainable finance

The economy and capital markets are on an unsustainable footing, but a lack of UN policy focus means progress towards sustainability is grinding along in first gear

News Headlines
#99979
2014-07-08

Minister calls for post-2015 agenda to ensure sustainable development

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has warned that the current international condition has not been conducive to sustainable development despite many countries incorporating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into their national development plans.

News Headlines
#99982
2014-07-08

Fighting killer diseases is essential in the post-2015 Agenda

Despite those impressive advances, the world is facing new development challenges. For this reason, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the MDGs in 2015 must expand the list of health goals to include non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – the world’s #1 killer.

News Headlines
#99983
2014-07-08

NASA's Aquarius instrument returns global maps of soil moisture

Scientists working with data from NASA's Aquarius instrument have released worldwide maps of soil moisture, showing how the wetness of the land fluctuates with the seasons and weather phenomena.

News Headlines
#99989
2014-07-09

China and US sign deals on climate change

The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.

News Headlines
#99990
2014-07-09

UN chief: EU has ‘great interest’ in public climate funds

EXCLUSIVE / Europe will benefit as much as Africa, if it uses its public purse to fund climate mitigation and adaptation measures in the developing world, the UN Environment Programme’s executive director has told EurActiv.

News Headlines
#99991
2014-07-09

UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the world’s biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.

News Headlines
#99992
2014-07-09

Boosting community conservation in Europe

Community conservation projects have been re-shaping the European landscape for the last few decades. Now, the movement is making its next big leap - acting in concert with policy makers to boost sustainability.

News Headlines
#99993
2014-07-09

World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda

The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion.

News Headlines
#99994
2014-07-09

England 'exposed' to climate risks

England is still not doing enough to tackle the risks from climate change, government advisers say.

News Headlines
#99995
2014-07-09

El Niño will make Indonesia's deforestation even worse

It's a world record nobody wants. Not only is Indonesia deforesting faster than any other country, the coming El Niño looks set to take the country's forest loss to record levels.

News Headlines
#99997
2014-07-09

India races through environmental approvals

India’s new government certainly seems to be cracking on with its job. Within two weeks of taking office, environment minister Prakash Javadekar had rolled out an online system to speed up approvals for development projects that might have environ­mental impacts.

News Headlines
#99998
2014-07-09

Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae

Plant-eating tropical fish species are causing serious damage to algae and kelp forests in sub-tropical and temperate regions around the world, an international team of experts warn.

News Headlines
#99999
2014-07-09

Stuff of fairy tales: stepping into Europe's last old-growth forest

There is almost nothing left of Europe's famed forests, those that provided for human communities for millennia and gave life to the world's most famous fairytales

News Headlines
#100001
2014-07-09

‘Time is not on our side’, says Ban, hailing new report on curbing carbon emissions

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, introducing a new United Nations-backed report outlining pathways major industrial economies can use to cut their carbon emissions by mid-century, called today for broad cooperation and “bold” action or the world will face dangerous and irreversible climate disruption.

News Headlines
#100003
2014-07-10

Poland a challenge to EU 2030 climate goals, warns Ed Davey

Poland is “the real challenge” to a European agreement on carbon cutting targets for 2030, the UK energy secretary has warned.

News Headlines
#100004
2014-07-10

Bird decline 'smoking gun' for pesticide's effects

The widespread use of a type of insecticide that has been blamed for honeybee deaths is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe, a report says.

News Headlines
#100005
2014-07-10

Dispersal 'key to reptile survival'

Reptiles whose gender depends on temperature must become more widespread to survive the effects of climate change, according to new research.

News Headlines
#100006
2014-07-10

Farming from the phone: New technology lets farmers monitor their land from a smartphone

An invention which allows farmers to monitor the quality of their farm from a smartphone app will undergo its first full-scale test across Tasmania.

News Headlines
#100007
2014-07-10

Sold into extinction: great apes betrayed by protectors

In what appears to be corruption in high places, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes.

News Headlines
#100008
2014-07-10

Following China's Water: A Threat of Scarcity

A new study of the flow of water around China's many provinces has revealed an alarming disparity in access. Climate change concerns have the environmentally conscious country already trying to balance this water wealth, but researchers are suggesting that there is a better way.

News Headlines
#100011
2014-07-10

Can we change the goals of development without changing the implementers?

The latest draft of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals is radical in its suggestions, but we will need a radical shift in institutional structures to achieve them, says David Satterthwaite.

News Headlines
#100012
2014-07-10

India's green area grows 5,871 sqkm in 2 years

India recorded an increase of 5,871 sq km in its forest cover in the past two years with West Bengal contributing over 60% of the total rise in green area.

News Headlines
#100014
2014-07-10

Resources, global cooperation key to sustainable development

According to the Economic Survey, India, like many developing countries, has not even utilised its fair share of the earth’s carbon space, nor has it achieved basic minimum standards of living for its entire population.

News Headlines
#100015
2014-07-10

Debut for science’s shot at informing global development

Crowdsourcing could help to identify emerging development issues and ensure the global development agenda is more representative of views from the global South, says a prototype of a planned one-stop-shop report compiling science advice for development.

News Headlines
#100016
2014-07-10

Undergraduate researcher studies sunflowers' power to clean up soil

Call it the wonder plant – a flower that can either absorb toxic metals and radiation out of the soil or prevent most of them from entering its system and be safe to consume, depending on the variety

News Headlines
#100017
2014-07-10

Seed Treaty Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary; Focus On Funding, Collaborations

The International Seed Treaty held a celebratory high-level event recently to mark the tenth anniversary of its entry into force.

News Headlines
#100020
2014-07-11

Organic food has more antioxidants and less toxic metals, study finds

Study suggests switching to organic fruit and veg equivalent to adding one or two portions a day – but findings are controversial

News Headlines
#100021
2014-07-11

Great Barrier Reef impact from dredging could cost ‘as much as $1bn’

The amount of money needed to “offset” the impact of a dredging project on the Great Barrier Reef could be as much as $1bn – which is $998m more than the project developer has suggested.

News Headlines
#100022
2014-07-11

Good intentions, collateral damage: forest conservation may be hurting grasslands

Trees absorb CO2 and trap carbon molecules, and countless are lost as forests are felled around the world. So why not plant as many as we can?

News Headlines
#100023
2014-07-11

DRC deforestation escalates despite resource shortages, protests, rape, homicide

Road construction, the promise of employment, and the conversion of forest to farmland – the effects of logging tropical forests are often not confined to the boundaries of the concessions, where, in the best case, a timber company has gained legal access to harvest trees. Along the Congo River ...

News Headlines
#100024
2014-07-11

China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

China has for the first time admitted in public that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, according to participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species.

News Headlines
#100025
2014-07-11

Africa: USAID Invests Over U.S.$210 Million to End Wildlife Trafficking and Support Conservation With First Biodiversity Policy

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced more than $210 million to conserve nature in more than 50 countries, including an anticipated $40 million to combat wildlife trafficking, as a first measure in the Agency's first-ever Biodiversity Policy.

News Headlines
#100026
2014-07-11

How $50 billion can be found in fishing -- if the world does it better

Oceans around the globe could inject an extra $50 billion into the world's economy -- if fisheries were sustainably managed, a new report backed by Prince Charles shows.

News Headlines
#100027
2014-07-11

Reducing fertilizer use with a more accurate soil test

Farmers face a balancing act when deciding how much fertilizer to apply. Applying too much wastes money and adds to nutrient runoff problems. Applying too little reduces yields.

News Headlines
#100028
2014-07-11

Local communities ‘sidelined’ in development research

Development research remains far too academic and disconnected, with a “minuscule fraction” ever reaching local communities in a useable form, experts say.

News Headlines
#100029
2014-07-11

Nigeria: Presidency, Environment Ministry Unite to End Desertification

The office of the Special Assistant to the President on School Agricultural Programme and the Federal Ministry of Environment have pledged to work together to curb threats posed by desertification in the country.

News Headlines
#100033
2014-07-14

8 charts that show how climate change is making the world more dangerous

Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds

News Headlines
#100034
2014-07-14

New Zealand fights 'plague' of stoats and rats

The New Zealand government has given the go-ahead for the poisoning of "a plague" of rats and stoats which it says threatens the country's native wildlife.

News Headlines
#100035
2014-07-14

Efficiency, renewables, biofuels key to stopping climate change

The positive message from a scientific report for the UN Climate Summit is that the tough task of cutting greenhosue gas emissions to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees is definitely achievable by following a set of bold, practical steps.

News Headlines
#100036
2014-07-14

Shade Grown Coffee Helps Forests and Natives

Shade-grown coffee is regarded as a form of permaculture, in which coffee is grown under a canopy of native trees in full to moderate shade cover. This allows native vegetation to persist, thereby reducing the impact of agriculture on the natural landscape.

News Headlines
#100037
2014-07-14

Tropical Fish Migration Destroying Kelp & Seagrass

Climate change-driven overgrazing of kelp and seagrass in Japanese waters has already led to the collapse of abalone fisheries

News Headlines
#100038
2014-07-14

New data sends wake-up call on Caribbean reefs

Marine environmentalist Eli Fuller, who for the past two decades has been exploring the coastline of Antigua and Barbuda, warns that while there has been “dramatic changes” to coral reefs since he was a little boy, “it’s getting worse and worse.”

News Headlines
#100039
2014-07-14

Rising tide: long-term ramifications of global warming on the country’s coastline

In the wake of recent reports pointing to a likely depletion of sea ice in Antarctica, we examine the long-term ramifications of global warming on the country's coastline.

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