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Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows ‘men can destroy the planet’

10 June 2017 – Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres  visited the Aral Sea – once the world’s …

Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges

7 June 2017 – The world is now adding more renewable green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, a United …

Making better use of data on attacks against health care

What do we really know about violence against health care in conflict? Not enough, according to a report published recently by a research team from the London …

Do not stand silent while Syrian parties use starvation, fear as ‘methods of war,’ urges UN aid chief

Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United …

Will legal pot become a public health problem?

Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in US states with medical marijuana laws than in other states, research shows. A …

Wealth of five richest men in Nigeria could end extreme poverty in country yet 5 million face hunger

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest men – $29.9 billion – could end extreme poverty in that country according to a new report published …

Floods will likely crumble more U.S. bridges

The current way of assessing bridges in the US may underestimate their vulnerability, according to a new study. The findings reveal an obstacle to wisely …

Press Freedom’s Dark Horizon

Global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 13 years in 2016 due to unprecedented threats to journalists and media outlets in major democracies, …

‘Overwhelming majority’ of women experience some form of harassment, sexual violence in their daily journeys

3 May 2017 – From rude comments and unwanted touching and groping to rape and murder, sexual violence and harassment has reached pandemic proportions, …

Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences

The United Nations commemorated past april, 26 the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the …