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WWF alarmed by call to strip Europe’s last remaining primeval forest of UNESCO protections

22 June 2017

Warsaw, WWF is deeply concerned by Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko’s reported call for the ancient Białowieża Forest t...

Iconic Grizzly Bear To Lose Federal Protection

June 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will remove the Yellowstone-region grizzly bear...

Communities, Workers, and Scientists Seek Emergency Relief from Chemical Disasters

22 June 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, a coalition of groups representing workers, scientists and community members near chemical facilities...

Yemen hit by world's worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000 – UN

Photo:A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen,on 12 May 2017.

24 June...

Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

Photo:Children wash a mat in water in Toumour, Niger. Thousands of displaced civilians are sheltering in and surrounding the village, many having a...

EPA DELAY IMPERILS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR NEAR CHEMICAL PLANTS

Photo:On August 6, 2012, a fire and explosion at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. caused 15,000 people to seek medical treatment.

June...

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Photo:A UNICEF nutrition volunteer measures the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) of a child during a health screening as part of a UNICEF Rapid R...

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

22 June 2017

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary...

UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul

Photo:Al Nuree Mosque and its Al Hadba Minaret in Mosul, Iraq.

22 June 2017
The head of the United Nations cultural agency today depl...

Global narcotics market 'thriving;' range of available drugs diversifying at alarming pace – UN

22 June 2017
Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population –...