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Belize’s future dependent on threatened Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site

18 October 2017

Belmopan, Belize, 18 October 2017 –The extent to which Belize’s economy depends on tourism generated by the threatened Beli...

Senate Vote Threatens to Advance Oil Drilling in America’s Arctic

October 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Today’s passage of the Senate budget bill signals a step toward oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Natio...

Court Upholds Critical Protections for Recommended Wilderness in Northwest Montana and Northern Idaho

October 19, 2017

Missoula, MT — A federal judge today upheld important protections for some of the last unspoiled areas of the Kootenai Nati...

Leading Animal Protection Groups Urge USDA to Stop Practice That Keeps Animal Abusers in Business

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Hum...

Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report

Photo:A nine-day-old baby boy is cradled by his mother (partially visible) in Bambaya Village in Fiama Chiefdom, Kono District, Sierra Leone.

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Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases

Photo:A close-up on hands as skilled health worker takes the blood pressure of a patient.

19 October 2017
Global leaders have pledged...

Afghanistan: Girls Struggle for an Education

October 17, 2017

(Kabul) – Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in rece...

Latin America and the Caribbean commit with #BeatPollution efforts

Bogotá, 13 October 2017

The Latin American and Caribbean States reaffirmed today in Bogotá, Colombia, their commitment with a free-pollution...

Federal Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Pågan, Tinian Training

October 13, 2017

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands — U.S. District Judge Ramona Manglona refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging U.S. Navy p...

Breeding failure of a colony of nearly 20,000 Adélie penguins highlights need for urgent protections of Antarctic waters

13 October 2017

A colony of over 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Terre Adélie, Antarctica, suffered a catastrophic breeding failure at th...