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UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

21 August 2017
The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of d...

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

Photo:Teams of response partners at the disaster site in Sierra Leone.

21 August 2017
The United Nations health agency is working clo...

UN Assembly President rings Nasdaq bell; sounds alarm on behalf of world's endangered ocean

Photo:Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (at podium), rings the Nasdaq Opening Bell.

21 Au...

Earthjustice Calls Out Trump Administration On Attempt to Delay Clean Air for National Parks

August 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today, Earthjustice said it would fight a Trump Administration attempt to stall adoption of standards to...

Court Upholds New York State’s Rejection of the Constitution Pipeline

August 18, 2017

New York, NY — Today, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the New York State Department of Environmental...

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN

Photo:A health worker vaccinates a child against polio in Ghatno, central Syria, Homs.

18 August 2017
A United Nations polio vaccina...

California Independent System Operator Determines Puente Gas Plant on California Coast is Not Needed

August 17, 2017

California — Puente is a proposed 262 megawatt (MW) natural gas power plant on the coast in Oxnard that has long been oppose...

Conservation Groups Oppose Trump’s Push for New Offshore Oil Drilling

August 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s Department of the Interior is moving ahead with plans to scrap a five-year leasi...

Ohio Commission Affirms Approval for Customer-funded Bailout of FirstEnergy Corp

August 16, 2017

Columbus, OH — Today, the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) affirmed its approval of a financial bailout that will fo...

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak

Photo:At 22 May Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, Dr. Farea checks in on a pregnant woman with cholera.

17 August 2017
In the midst of the c...