Quantcast

Latest United Nations Stories

2014-03-25 23:36:59

In a head-spinning announcement the UN’s World Meteorological Organization issued statements claiming extreme weather events of the past year were consistent with human-induced climate change, directly contradicting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR5 report issued in September 2013 which states that there is a hiatus in global warming and that there has been no observed global trend in tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts or floods. Friends of Science point to...

2014-03-25 23:33:58

This landmark COSA report illuminates the salient findings of research from nearly 18,000 comparable surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are the bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched “The...

IPCC Update Will Highlight Extreme Dangers Of Unchecked Climate Change
2014-03-25 09:18:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A body of the UN is set to deliver an update on the impacts of climate change, an update that highlights the growing dangers of global warming if no actions are taken to reverse its effects. Ahead of the upcoming IPCC report, due out on March 31, 2014, scientists and government representatives are meeting in Yokohama, Japan this week to work out the details of a 29-page summary that will be part of the first new IPCC update in...

2014-03-24 23:02:21

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) to Issue Its Critique of the United Nations’ IPCC Working Groups II and III Reports at National Press Club on April 9 Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 What: Breakfast press conference with authors and reviewers of "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts," and "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies" When: Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Where:...

World Water Day Highlights Relationship Between Water And Energy
2014-03-21 08:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s the United Nations’ annual World Water Day and this year’s theme is the relationships between water and energy, with the UN predicting that the global population will need at least 40 percent more water and 50 percent more energy by 2030. "Water and energy are among the world's most pre-eminent challenges. This year's focus of World Water Day brings these issues to the attention of the world," said Michel Jarraud,...

2014-03-20 23:27:42

Fresh Water Should Be Top Priority of Every Government Says Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Fresh water is the basis for all terrestrial life on Earth and for all economic development, according to Sharon Kleyne, during radio comments in advance of United Nations World Water Day on March 22. In our world of out of control population growth and increasingly scarce and polluted water – on Earth’s surface and in the atmosphere – the...

2014-03-20 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Azerbaijan has Wednesday declared its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine but it has also demanded that the same principles of international law apply to its annexed territories of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions, which have been occupied by Armenia for more than 20 years. In an open letter addressed to all European institutions, Elkhan Suleymanov, member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Parliamentary...

2014-03-19 23:27:21

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Remains Optimistic about Global Water Supply, Recalls Interview with Water Author Steven Solomon. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To water advocate and researcher Sharon Kleyne, United Nations World Water Day is one of the most important days of the year. The annual March 22 observance, says Kleyne, offers an opportunity to reflect on advances and setbacks in the ongoing global fresh water supply crisis, and to further educate the...

2014-03-18 12:37:22

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seed, the consultancy for the data era, today announced that it has won a global, multi-year Long-Term Arrangement (LTA) from UNICEF. Under the agreement, Seed will provide data management, data science, data visualization, data dissemination, and related support services, fueling and supporting groundbreaking data-driven innovation and decision-making projects. The LTA was awarded to Seed following a competitive bidding process that began in...

2014-03-14 23:21:21

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Cites Island Nation’s Water Recycling and Conservation as Global Model for U.N. World Water Day Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The tiny island nation of Singapore, with minimal fresh water resources, has become the world’s model for conservation and recycling. According to global water advocate Sharon Kleyne, Singapore had formerly depended almost entirely on imported water from neighboring Malaysia. In honor of United Nations...


Latest United Nations Reference Libraries

Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
Related