Monday, March 4, 2019 UN Environment releases 2018 Annual Report
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UN Environment today released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s work on issues from fighting pollution of the air and sea to helping nations meet their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Asia Pacific

Arpit Dhupar is one of two Young Champions of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro.

Friday, December 28, 2018 Best of 2018 - our readers' pick
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Every year, UN Environment publishes a myriad of content hoping to give you, our readers, a glimpse of what we do.

We cover a wide range of environmental issues such as climate change, threats to ecosystems, biodiversity, energy, water, oceans, pollution, transport, air quality, wildlife, chemicals and waste, sustainable living and more.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Promoting pollution controls through a Rights-based Approach

“Pollution is a growing public health crisis that directly interferes with human rights,” - Honourable Minister Edgar Gutierrez (Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica) and President of the UN Environment 2017 Assembly.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 As global fight for clean air intensifies, IKEA unveils air-purifying curtain
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Smog-wreathed skyscrapers, toxic traffic jams and belching chimney stacks may be the first images that come to mind when discussing air pollution, but new research has lifted the lid on the invisible toxins tainting the air in our homes.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Ghana disseminates draft motor vehicle emission standards and regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana, with support from UN Environment and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, drafted its Motor Vehicle Emission Standards and Regulations.

Monday, July 9, 2018 Powering ships with plastic in Amsterdam
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In the Port of Amsterdam, a new factory is being built that could revolutionize the way we dispose of plastic waste. Utilizing groundbreaking technology, the facility will use previously unrecyclable plastic to create fuel for diesel powered cargo ships.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Press Release Countries from South East and Southern Europe agree common vision to beat pollution

5 December 2018 - Belgrade, Serbia: Countries from South East and Southern Europe will pursue new measures that reduce pollution and benefit people’s health, the environment and economy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Infosys World Environment Day – Plastic to Funtastic
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Plastic accounts for around 90% of all ocean trash with 46,000 pieces of plastic covering every square mile. It is high time we became aware of the harm caused by plastic!

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Air Pollution: Africa’s Invisible, Silent Killer

Air Pollution: Africa’s Invisible, Silent Killer

Monday, June 4, 2018 António Guterres (UN Secretary-General ) on World Environment Day 2018
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5 Jun 2018 - United Nations Secretary-General video message on World Environment Day 2018. This World Environment Day (5 June) UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution.

 

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Press Release UN Environment Statement on CFC Emissions

Report by Nature finds that the rate of decline of trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) in atmosphere has slowed by approximately 50 per cent since 2012.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Empowering waste workers for a cleaner, safer city
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In the city of Pune in western India, a group of marginalized women are at the forefront of a campaign to clean their city.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Blue Carbon

With atmospheric carbon on the rise, the role that nature plays in sequestering it has become more important than ever.

Monday, May 7, 2018 10 ways the world of sport is tackling plastic pollution
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From divers collecting waste from the seabed to joggers picking up rubbish as they run, athletes, sports enthusiasts and clubs are joining forces to tackle the tidal wave of plastic pollution that is poisoning the wor

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story How climate change and population growth threaten Egypt’s ancient treasures

After surviving thousands of years of war, invasion, and cannibalization for building materials, the splendours of ancient Egypt might have finally met their match.

Friday, April 20, 2018 Single-use plastic has reached the world's deepest ocean trench
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A new study has revealed that human activities are affecting the deepest part of the ocean, more than 1,000 kilometers from the mainland.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Training on monitoring of acid deposition and air pollution takes place in Japan

During almost two decades, participating countries of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) have been working closely to tackle the adverse impact of acid deposition and air pollution. In particular, they have been conducting training, research and awareness-raising workshops to strengthen the capacity of the network’s stakeholders.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 In the Galápagos, fighting the rising tide of plastic pollution
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This emblematic Ecuadorian archipelago, which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, is no stranger to the global plastic tide.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Oslo takes bold steps to reduce air pollution, improve livability

Norway’s capital city Oslo, home to over 670,000 people, is boldly pushing forward with a range of measures to improve air quality for the city’s inhabitants. Oslo is one of 42 cities who take part in Breathe Life, a campaign led by the World Health Organization, UN Environment and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition that inspires cities and individuals to protect our health and planet from the effects of air pollution.

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