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Guterres warns that “the consequences will be catastrophic” in a world without glaciers

Glaciers are “critical to all life on Earth”, the UN chief reminded the UN 2023 Water Conference on Wednesday, warning that unless the rise in sea level due to global warming is reversed, “the consequences will be catastrophic.”

5 Things You Should Know About the UN 2023 Water Conference

The UN 2023 Water Conference, which takes place at UN Headquarters from 22-24 March, is being hailed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.

Announcing new youth advisers, Guterres praises their ‘unrelenting’ drive for climate justice

Their role is to act as climate justice advisers and push for the acceleration of bold climate goals based on their diverse expertise and grassroots work, across the different countries they represent

INTERVIEW: Turn the tide on water crisis with game-changing commitments, urge co-hosts of UN conference

Water is life, yet this vital natural resource is being depleted, polluted and mismanaged. Disruption to the hydrological cycle is also causing more water-related disasters. To tackle the challenges, the United Nations will convene in March one of the most important water events in history at its Headquarters in New York. 

UN – States agree on a treaty to protect the high seas, after more than 15 years of discussions

UN member states reached agreement on Saturday 4 March on the first international treaty to protect the high seas, designed to counter threats to ecosystems vital to humanity.

World Congress for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue president Gustavo Guillerme presented his 2023-2045 peace project in Israel

In the City of Jerusalem, on March 1 and 2, 2023, the President of the World Congress of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue, "A Path to Peace", Mr. Gustavo Guillermé, presented the Project 2023-2045 for...

A new ocean forms and divides Africa in two

Already in 2005, it became known that a fault with a length of more than fifty kilometers appeared in the Ethiopian deserts. A new study by geologists confirms that this is the beginning of...

Scientists obtained environmentally friendly hydrogen from seawater

An international team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide, Australia, has succeeded in producing environmentally friendly (green) hydrogen by electrolysis of seawater, without its prior purification from microorganisms and without the addition...

First meeting of the Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches, 9-10 February

More than 500 senior government officials representing 100 countries and jurisdictions from around the world are expected to come together for the first meeting of the Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches (IFCMA)starting with a high-level launch event...

Israeli scientists: light pollution kills rodents

Animals all over the world now live at night under skies that suffer from light pollution caused by excessive use of artificial light, TPS reported. Because of the lighting in urban areas at night,...

Europe bans neonicotinoid derogations granted by Member States

The 27 EU Member States are not entitled to derogate from the EU ban on neonicotinoid seeds, the European Court of Justice ruled on 19 January. This applies even in exceptional circumstances.

Hand washing releases less microfibers

Chinese scientists have proven that hand washing artificial fabrics releases much less microfibers Chinese scientists have proven that hand washing synthetic fabrics releases far fewer microfibers than machine washing, reported Science Daily. It is known that...

National Parks Are the Backbone of Conservation – Here How To Make Them Better

Corridors Between Western U.S. National Parks Would Greatly Increase the Persistence Time of Mammals National parks play a crucial role in conservation efforts, however, increasing evidence highlights the limitations of many parks in terms of...

The US has approved the world’s first vaccine to protect honey bees

The world's first honey bee vaccine has been approved for use by the US government, raising hopes for a new weapon against the diseases that regularly ravage colonies that are relied on to pollinate...

The EU bans small shampoo bars in hotels

The EU could ban miniature shampoos and shower gels in hotels, as well as single-use food containers in the fight against environmental pollution. The proposal is part of the European Green Deal, and in Europe...

The European inventor of the year depollutes soils and water thanks to… plants!

The European Patent Office has just revealed its prize list: Claude Grison is the winner of the European Inventor of the Year 2022 Award in the "Research" category for her work on the depollution of industrial sites by plants.

COP15 on Biodiversity – 30% of terrestrial and marine areas will be conserved and protected by 2030

Montreal, Canada. An important global agreement on biodiversity has just been reached at the COP15 on the Convention on Biological Diversity to protect the earth and its biodiversity. The landmark agreement sets out a post-2020...

Social climate fund will ensure that climate and energy transition leaves no one behind

Climate - The Renew Europe Group welcomes the inter-institutional agreement on establishing a Social Climate Fund, one of the centrepieces of the Fit for 55 package. The Fund will amount to 86.7 billion and will...

Airlines will pay more for released harmful emissions

Average European families will continue to pay far more for their carbon emissions than frequent long-haul travellers, said Joe Darden, director of aviation at the NGO The European Union has reached an agreement on legislation...

France bans some private jet routes in favour of trains

France is also restricting the use of private jets for short trips in a bid to make transport more environmentally friendly.

The EU will stop importing goods that contribute to deforestation around the world

The European Union reached a preliminary agreement on new legislation to prevent companies from selling on the European market coffee, beef, soy and other products that contribute to deforestation around the world.

2,500 dead seals were found on the Russian coast of the Caspian Sea

About 2,500 seals were found dead on the shores of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia, the Associated Press reported, citing officials. Authorities in the southern Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear...

Deal on new law to ensure products causing deforestation are not sold in the EU

To fight climate change and biodiversity loss, the new law obliges companies to ensure that a series of products sold in the EU do not come from deforested land anywhere in the world.

Disney has bought a cruise ship that will be powered by “green” methanol

Disney has bought a cruise liner, formerly known as Global Dream, from the bankrupt German shipyard MV Werften, DPA reported. The entertainment giant indicated that the ship will be given a new name and will...

The California Supreme Court has upheld that bees are fish

In February - on a day described as "great" for bees in the US state of California - a local court ruled that bumblebees are fish. Now the state Supreme Court has taken a...
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