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  1. UN Leaders Call For Saudis to Lift Yemen Blockade

    4 Dec 2017- 11:36 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Health Organization The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving a ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2017 - 11:36

  2. River Pollution Threatens Health, Livelihoods of 300 Million Worldwide

    31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Increasing levels of pollution in rivers threaten the health and livelihoods of some 323 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to a new report by the United Nations Environ ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/31/2016 - 05:21

  3. UN Environmental Summit Kicks Off in Nairobi

    24 May 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Al Jazeera The United Nations Environment Assembly, being held this week in Nairobi, Kenya, will tackle some of the world's most pressing environmental issues, including climate change. Climate Ecosyst ...

    Local Press Report - 05/24/2016 - 09:04

  4. New UNEP Report Warns of Rapid Pace of Environmental Deterioration

    23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the la ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2016 - 10:53

  5. UNEP Chief: We Are Acting Like Toddlers on Water Use

    1 Apr 2016- 08:25 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Time The world needs to mature and become more water-wise as our population grows. Two recently released U.N.-backed studies point to both perils and progress with our current habits. Access Climate Corporat ...

    Local Press Report - 04/01/2016 - 08:25

  6. Water Use, Ecomonic Growth Must Be Decoupled to Prevent Crisis: IRP Report

    22 Mar 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya If current levels of water consumption and pollution continue, almost half of the world's population will be facing severe water stress by 2030, according to a new report from the United Na ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/22/2016 - 11:03

  7. IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri Resigns

    25 Feb 2015- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Dr. Rajendra Pachauri has stepped down as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of sexual harassment allegations by a 29-year-old female researcher attached t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/25/2015 - 09:28

  8. UN Sounds Alarm Over Health, Ecological Impacts of Wastewater

    4 Feb 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste discharges pose a serious threat to human and ecological health, UN-Water warned in a new report released on February 2nd. The Rapid Assessment Report on Waste Water Mana ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2015 - 10:51

  9. UN Climate Talks Again Mired in Debate Over Funding, Adaptation

    8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The COP20 international climate talks, currently taking place in Lima, Peru, have hit snags over who should provide financing for adaptation in developing nations. In a report released last week, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/08/2014 - 10:14

  10. Meeting Biodiversity Targets Will Ensure Sustainable Supply of Water, Food, Energy: UN

    7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada Meeting the globally-agreed upon Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets by 2020 will also lead to significant gains in other major global priorities outlined in the post-2015 dev ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2014 - 10:32

  11. Small Island States Need “Blue-Green Economy” Innovation to Adapt to Climate Change: UNEP

    8 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent APIA, Samoa Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are facing serious challenges resulting from climate change, including rising sea levels, increasingly frequent natural disasters and major waste and pollution ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/08/2014 - 09:59

  12. Climate Adaptation Key to Africa’s Growth: UNEP

    12 Aug 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Investments in low-cost climate change adaptation projects could help reverse economic downturns in Africa, reducing hunger and alleviating water and energy crises, according to a United Nations ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/12/2014 - 10:32

  13. Sustainable Resource Consumption Would Save the World $3.7 Trillion: UNEP

    9 Jun 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Technologies that enhance sustainable consumption of natural resources could save the world up to $3.7 trillion USD annually, according to a report launched on June 7 by the United Nations Enviro ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/09/2014 - 10:20

  14. Barbados Wants to Host World Environment Day

    3 Jun 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report BRIDGETOWN The Herald Scottland The Caribbean island of Barbados insists it has very good reasons for hosting this year's World Environment Day (WED). It argues that not only is it particularly vulnerable to th ...

    Local Press Report - 06/03/2014 - 10:02

  15. Shift to Green Economy Could Earn Kenya $45 Billion

    22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya could generate $45 billion USD in revenue in the next 16 years if the government accelerates efforts to transition to a green economy, according to a new study launched in Nairobi last wee ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/22/2014 - 10:10