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UN Reports Man Is Destroying The Earth Quicker Than Expected
2011-11-02 05:31:37

The United Nations has released a new report that states man is destroying the Earth at a quicker than expected pace.

2011-05-13 06:30:00

By the year 2050, global resource consumption could approach an average 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year -- three times the current levels -- unless the economic growth rate is somehow disconnected from the rate of natural resource consumption.

2011-02-16 07:00:00

QINGDAO, China, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and representatives from Hisense Group officially signed a cooperative agreement at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 15.

2010-02-23 13:30:00

New modeling released on Tuesday by the United Nations says emission cuts pledges made by 60 countries will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less.

2009-03-23 09:34:00

Executive Director Achim Steiner To Discuss From Conflict to Peacebuilding at Wilson Center WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Civil wars are likely to escalate without a stronger focus on the environment during the peacebuilding process, says a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment.

2009-03-19 14:04:18

The head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) said Thursday that $750 billion in investments and a possible oil tax could be used as a “Green New Deal” to rescue the global economy and protect the environment.

2009-02-21 16:08:27

A proposed treaty to be negotiated by more than 140 countries will focus on measures to reduce the use of mercury worldwide, a U.S.

2009-02-16 07:15:00

On Sunday the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) urged environmental leaders to curb the use of mercury, a highly toxic metal.

2008-11-13 16:00:00

Thick smog clouds that loom over Asia threaten the livelihood of crops and contain particles that actually reflect the sun’s rays away from the earth, the UN reported on Thursday.

2008-10-08 07:10:00

One hundred new “biomimic” ideas were unveiled on Tuesday by the UN Environment Program.

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