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WHO warns that air pollution is “the new tobacco”

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said...

Great Barrier Reef at risk of bleaching and coral death

Mass bleaching and coral death is expected along the entire Great Barrier Reef this...

European Parliament completes ban on single-use plastics

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastic...

Thousands of children at risk from unsafe drinking water in schools in Basra

In a report published on Tuesday, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warned that...

World Bank highlights new ways to measure and address poverty

The World Bank’s 2018 Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report explores how poverty...

Marine life and World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels and pollution

Coastal World Heritage Sites on the Mediterranean Sea are the latest areas to fall...

UN allocates $34.6 million to aid relief efforts in severe Afghanistan drought

The United Nations’ Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) and Central Emergency...

World Food Day – 16 October 2018

Today is World Food Day and the 73rd anniversary of the UN’s Food and Agricultural...

Investments into the clean-energy industry could help slow climate change

With global concern for climate change growing exponentially, some people are contributing...

International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13 October 2018

The United Nations’ International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually...

UNHCR increases aid to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

With over 4,000 Venezuelans entering Colombia each day, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)...

The US should prepare for an even worse hurricane season in 2018

New research into predicting the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season suggests this year’s...

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