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2008-10-08 07:10:00

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

2008-10-07 15:00:20

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From climate change to deforestation to water scarcity, environmental degradation can not only lead to conflict, but can also offer a pathway to peace, said experts at the World Conservation Congress on October 7, 2008.

2008-09-25 12:15:00

A UN report released on Wednesday suggests development of alternative energy should create more than 20 million jobs around the world in coming decades as governments adopt policies to address the depletion of resources.

2008-08-11 09:00:55

UN official praises Beijing's environmental monitoring system BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- An official with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) on Saturday praised Beijing's advanced environmental monitoring system and its efforts of improving air quality.

2008-07-23 21:00:30

Two music festivals in Norway linked with the United Nations to become a climate-friendly music venues, the U.N. Environmental Program says.

2008-07-07 18:00:13

Russia Monday agreed to relocate the sites for the bobsled and luge tracks for the 2014 Winter Olympics, U.N. environmental officials said Monday. The U.N.

2008-07-02 09:00:55

By John Heilprin Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- Global investors plowed $148 billion into new wind, solar and other alternative energy assets last year, in what the United Nations describes as a "green energy gold rush" gaining speed the last several years.

2008-06-30 15:02:34

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Africa's rapidly changing environmental landscape, from the disappearance of glaciers in Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains to the loss of Cape Town's unique vegetation, is graphically documented by more than 300 satellite images in Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment, a new publication from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

2007-10-26 05:40:08

The international community must respond more quickly to climate change, species extinction, dwindling supplies of fresh water and other threats to the planet, the U.N. Environment Program warned Thursday.

2006-03-15 21:24:00

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan chose a German conservationist to head the U.N. Environment Program for a four-year term, a U.N. spokesman announced on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.