‘Climatic factors’ a security threat in Somalia, warns UN envoy

‘Climatic factors’ a security threat in Somalia, warns UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS, UNEARTH News—The top United Nations official for Somalia warned that “potential climatic factors” in the coming months threaten the already fragile humanitarian con ...

UN Special Rep and small islands bank on inclusion of risk reduction agenda

UN Special Rep and small islands bank on inclusion of risk reduction agenda

[caption id="attachment_3884" align="alignright" width="300"] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses high-level representatives of Member States on disaster risk reduction. ...

Professionals, leaders call to reaffirm climate science role in addressing global change

Professionals, leaders call to reaffirm climate science role in addressing global change

WASHINGTON, DC, UNEARTH News—Over a thousand scientists, educators, and leaders called to reaffirm the role of climate science in building solutions to climate change at the 14th N ...

New advisory board seeks to strengthen UN’s ties to scientific community

New advisory board seeks to strengthen UN’s ties to scientific community

UPDATED: February 01, 2014 UNITED NATIONS, UNEARTH News—Speaking in Berlin Thursday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the inaugural meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board (SA ...

Sahel’s cry for help is finally being heard

Sahel’s cry for help is finally being heard

UNITED NATIONS, UNEARTH News—Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Sahel region where he met with leaders of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Chad. He was ...

On final day of UN climate negotiations, talk of finance slows progress

On final day of UN climate negotiations, talk of finance slows progress

WARSAW, UNEARTH News—During the afternoon of what was supposedly the final day of the two-week climate conference in Warsaw, representatives from 195 countries were still hammering ...

Loss and damage negotiations falter as developing nations stage walk out

Loss and damage negotiations falter as developing nations stage walk out

WARSAW, UNEARTH News—In the second week of the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw, a delegation representing the world’s developing and least developed nations walked out of ne ...

‘Climatic factors’ a security threat in Somalia, warns UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS, UNEARTH News—The top United Nations official for Somalia warned that “potential climatic factors” in the coming months threaten the already fragile humanitarian conditions in the country. Climate conditions, said UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay, combined with the ongoing more ...

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Warming climate may cut cloud cover

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 8 January– Australian and French scientists believe they have cracked one of the great puzzles of climate change and arrived at a more accurate prediction of future temperatures. The news is not good, according to Steven Sherwood of Australia’s Centre for Excellence for Climate Sy more ...

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Low-flatulence livestock can cool planet

UNEARTH News, United Nations, 20 January: Stand by for a new breed of farm animal – the low-methane cow. European scientists are collaborating in a bid to find a cow that makes the same milk, but manages to do so while emitting lower levels of natural gas from the ruminant stomach. [caption id="attachment_ more ...

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‘Climatic factors’ a security threat in Somalia, warns UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS, UNEARTH News—The top United Nations official for Somalia warned that “potential climatic factors” in the coming months threaten the already fragile humanitarian conditions in the country. Climate conditions, said UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay, combined with the ongoing more ...

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Rainy mountains speed CO2 removal

UNEARTH News, United Nations, 20 January: US scientists have measured the rate at which mountains make the raw material for molehills – and found that if the climate is rainy enough, soil gets made at an astonishing speed. And in the course of this natural conversion of rock to fertile farmland and forest more ...

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Safe Havens in Increasingly Acid Oceans

UNEARTH News, United Nations, 20 January: Oil, gas and coal are contaminating the world’s oceans from top to bottom, threatening the lives of more than 800 million people, a new study warns Tuesday. “It took a year to analyse and synthesise all of the studies on the impacts of climate change on ocean speci more ...

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