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World Malaria Day: UN seeks near zero pr New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences, United Nations officials on Friday warned, marking the sixth annual World Malaria Day. 26-Apr-2014
UN summit commits to improve ocean healt New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): A United Nations-backed summit wrapped up in the Netherlands on Friday with a set of concrete actions to turn around the health of the world's oceans and food security for millions by tackling key threats such as climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution. 26-Apr-2014
American Center celebrates Earth Day Kolkata, Apr 24 (IBNS): The American Center, Kolkata, in collaboration with the Earth Day Network and Banglanatak.com, on Tuesday celebrated the Earth Day with 80 Kolkata school children. 24-Apr-2014
NASA satellites show drought may take to Washington, Apr 24 (IBNS) A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade. 24-Apr-2014
UN seeks sustainable food systems to ada New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco on Wednesday, warning that the phenomenon has the potential to reshape the planet's food production scenario. 24-Apr-2014
UN marks Mother Earth Day, urges protect New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations urged greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet. 23-Apr-2014
UN urges coordinated action on food secu New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic development which opened on Tuesday in The Hague, the Netherlands. 23-Apr-2014
Ford to increase green content in manufa New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS): Ford on Monday announced that its emphasis on environmentally sound manufacturing began at its manufacturing facilities. 21-Apr-2014
4.5 lakh child labours in e-waste activi New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS) In India, about 4.5 lakhs child labours between the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops, according to the ASSOCHAM recent study on ‘Earth Day’, to be observed on Tuesday. 21-Apr-2014
Greenpeace demands cancellation of Mahan New Delhi, Apr 16 (IBNS): With another multi-crore scam tainting the UPA government, fresh evidence has surfaced on Wednesday exposing how Environment and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily favoured Essar by gifting it Rs 52,000-crore worth Ratna oil field, off the Mumbai coast1, Greenpeace said. 16-Apr-2014
Toxic waste spill at Essar's Power Plant Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, Apr 15 (IBNS): In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water seeping into Khairahi village, the Greenpeace said on Tuesday. 15-Apr-2014
Ban welcomes report on mitigation of cli New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier on Sunday in Berlin and urged all countries "to act swiftly and boldly" to reach a "global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015." 14-Apr-2014
Washington: Ban urges action towards cli New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended on Friday the Climate Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year. 12-Apr-2014
UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out on Friday from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). 12-Apr-2014
UN launches initiative to promote sustai New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June. 10-Apr-2014
Greenpeace: P&G agrees to clean up palm New Delhi, Apr 9 (IBNS): Non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace International on Wednesday welcomed multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble's (P&G) decision to remove forest destruction from its production and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. 09-Apr-2014
Ban congratulates Prague on climate chan New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): 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. 05-Apr-2014
Essar case attempt to stifle voices of o Singrauli, Apr 4 (IBNS): Greenpeace India on Friday rubbished Essar’s "ridiculous allegations" of inciting villagers in Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh against them. 04-Apr-2014
Ban urges action to curb impacts of clim New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, calling for transformative collective action to tackle the phenomenon now - on all fronts - before it is too late. 04-Apr-2014
Ban praises small islands' commitment to New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday 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 year. 03-Apr-2014
V.V. Mineral observes Earth Hour Chennai, Apr 1 (IBNS): Along with millions of concerned, environmentally conscious individuals and institutions worldwide, V.V. Mineral (VVM) recently switched off lights at their Vijayapathi factory in Thiruvembalapuram village, Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, expressing its concern for environment sustainability issues for an hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. 01-Apr-2014
Climate change impacting entire planet: New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): 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 on Monday, which also warns that while action can be taken, managing the phenomenon’s impacts will be difficult on a rapidly warming planet. 01-Apr-2014
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