COP24: Huge untapped potentia...

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New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): Noting some progress in greening the global construction industry, the United Nations environment agency (UNEP) co-released a report on Friday at the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, sounding the alarm on the need for “dramatic action” to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Taking fast road to ‘e-mobility’ central to a sustainable fut...
New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): As the transportation sector continues to be a major culprit in the global rise in temperatures, the urgent need for clean solutions – in particular, powered by electricity or “e-mobility” – is being highlighted at the two-week United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ in Katowice, Poland.
Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four...
Washington, Dec 7 (IBNS): Surface melting across Greenland’s mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research published Dec. 5, 2018, in the journal Nature.  
Tunisia coastline in need of climate cash boost
New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Efforts to mobilize the cash needed to ensure that climate change does not lead to the irreversible damage of Tunisia’s coastline are being undertaken by the North African country’s government, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Air pollution bigger killer than smoking: Study
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IBNS): Air pollution in India makes more people ill than smoking, The India Express, citing The Lancet Planetary Health estimate on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy reduction associated with air pollution, said.
Soil pollution ‘jeopardizing’ life on Earth, UN agency warns ...
New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Soil is a “treasure beneath our feet,” essential to human lives and well-being, a senior United Nations official has highlighted, warning, however, that this invaluable resource is under constant threat from the little-understood phenomenon of soil pollution.
COP24: A million lives could be saved by 2050 through climate act...
New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
Assembly President launches new initiative to purge plastics and ...
New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on Tuesday, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean.
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