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27

Aug

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warmingMan-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warming
Man-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

31

Mar

UN report: Climate change already taking a major toll on EarthThe new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized how climate-related issues, like water and food shortages, are causing conflicts around the world.

UN report: Climate change already taking a major toll on Earth
The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized how climate-related issues, like water and food shortages, are causing conflicts around the world.

27

Feb

This is the face of world happiness — and she would like to sit in your lap
The U.N. chose a photo of a rescued pit bull to grace 1 of 6 stamps to mark the International Day of Happiness. (The pooch will also be on the cover of the group’s promotional brochure.)

17

Feb

United Nations to take aim at asteroid threatAn early alert system and rapid space launches are two ways that the UN is coordinating with other agencies to deter asteroids from crashing into Earth.

United Nations to take aim at asteroid threat
An early alert system and rapid space launches are two ways that the UN is coordinating with other agencies to deter asteroids from crashing into Earth.

29

Oct

United Nations takes aim at asteroidsA new international effort will monitor potential asteroid threats and examine how to deflect them before they hit Earth.

United Nations takes aim at asteroids
A new international effort will monitor potential asteroid threats and examine how to deflect them before they hit Earth.

14

May

Insects are our food of the future, U.N. says
If Western culture can overcome the ‘disgust factor,’ insect cuisine could help fight global hunger and global warming, according to a new United Nations report.

Insects are our food of the future, U.N. says

If Western culture can overcome the ‘disgust factor,’ insect cuisine could help fight global hunger and global warming, according to a new United Nations report.

25

Feb

climateadaptation:

In a confusing Press Release, the United Nations urges countries to protect AND develop the Arctic as glaciers and ice melt. On the one hand, the PR urges stronger legal and environmental regulations. On the other, it urges northern countries to cooperate as they exploit the Arctic’s vast resources of oil, gas, minerals, and fish: “the Arctic Council …is formed by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US has a crucial role to play in ensuring any resource exploitation is done responsibly.”
Confused? Yeah, me too…
Via United Nations

climateadaptation:

In a confusing Press Release, the United Nations urges countries to protect AND develop the Arctic as glaciers and ice melt. On the one hand, the PR urges stronger legal and environmental regulations. On the other, it urges northern countries to cooperate as they exploit the Arctic’s vast resources of oil, gas, minerals, and fish: “the Arctic Council …is formed by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US has a crucial role to play in ensuring any resource exploitation is done responsibly.”

Confused? Yeah, me too…

Via United Nations

(Source: united-nations)

29

Jun

UN declares a day of universal joyThe International Day of Happiness can be observed in a range of ways, ‘including through education and public awareness activities.’

UN declares a day of universal joy
The International Day of Happiness can be observed in a range of ways, ‘including through education and public awareness activities.’

03

May

Ian Somerhalder named U.N. Goodwill AmbassadorActor joins fellow ambassadors Gisele Bundchen and Don Cheadle in promoting World Environment Day on June 5th.

Ian Somerhalder named U.N. Goodwill Ambassador
Actor joins fellow ambassadors Gisele Bundchen and Don Cheadle in promoting World Environment Day on June 5th.

02

Feb

Teens up for UN award for their Girl Scout cookie campaignThe 2 teens’ efforts led to the Girl Scouts of the USA announcing a switch toward sustainable palm oil by 2015 as an ingredient in its cookies.

Teens up for UN award for their Girl Scout cookie campaign
The 2 teens’ efforts led to the Girl Scouts of the USA announcing a switch toward sustainable palm oil by 2015 as an ingredient in its cookies.