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Power of vaccines still not fully utilized

Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also …

Ads for legal pot can sprout up elsewhere

A recent survey finds that half of pot users have seen marijuana ads, either traditional or online. “Advertising can be powerful,” says first author of …

President Trump polls better than his policies

While President Donald Trump’s base of support remains behind him, Americans are less supportive of the President’s policy ideas and of Congressional …

Amidst political uncertainty, World Bank and IMF must recommit to combating climate change, inequality

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund cannot allow political and economic shocks to hijack their ambitions to combat climate change and curb …

Trump Administration Seeks to Delay Litigation over Vital Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

(Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2017) The Trump Administration is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay litigation …

Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq’s Mosul ‘staggering’ – senior UN relief official

17 April 2017 – Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq …

‘Horrible attack’ in South Sudan town sends thousands fleeing across border

Host communities and aid agencies in Uganda are struggling to feed and shelter new refugees who have been displaced following a spike in violence in parts of …

Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years

3 April 2017 – A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts …

UN agency dispatches 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to counter outbreak in Brazil

31 March 2017 – In response to the yellow fever outbreak on-going in Brazil, some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to …

“We must move quickly to avert disaster in Somalia”

While droughts are cyclical in Somalia, this year’s conditions have been exacerbated by failed rains. The effects have been devastating for families …

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