Michael Sidibe announced that he will end his term as executive director of UNAIDS in 2019. A recent report called out Sidibe and the agency for fostering a culture of bullying and harassment.
Public Health December 14, 2018
A UN report revealed that the ozone has started to heal 30 years after the ratification of the Montreal Protocol. The ozone layer protects living beings on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Earth/Environment November 6, 2018
The United Nations announced the effort to eliminate tuberculosis, which kills over 1 million people, worldwide. The UN General Assembly committed to provide 40 million people with the care they need within five years.
Public Health September 29, 2018
A group of marine biologists from the UK has announced the discovery of six new species of animals near the hot springs on the seabed of Indian Ocean. The robot led survey was spearheaded by scientists from the Southampton University, Natural History Museum in London and University of Newcastle.
Animals December 18, 2016
Coral die-offs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef for 2016 have been a record due to the warming of oceans. A study said the most affected has been a 700-kilometer patch at the northern part of the reef.
Earth/Environment November 29, 2016
An overwhelming majority of world governments voted to elevate a climate change accord into an international law. Signatories are legally bound to contribute in the reduction of greenhouse gas emission to help limit global warming to two degrees Celsius.
Earth/Environment November 5, 2016
With only a day away until World AIDS Day 2015 on Dec. 1, the UN has released a study that shows a major uptick in the HIV epidemic among teens — and dating apps might be playing a part in the rising rate.
Apps/Software November 30, 2015
An international team of scientists has appealed to the UN to protect people against the health risks of the mobile phone and other wireless radiation. Tablets, mobile phones and laptops produce EMF radiation, which is the same as microwave range.
May 14, 2015
Australian PM Tony Abbott's chief business adviser Maurice Newman claims the UN has been using false models exaggerating the threat of global warming to place the world under authoritarian rule.
Earth/Environment May 8, 2015
Hunger and malnutrition affect half of the people on Earth, a problem being tackled by the United Nations and World Health Organization.
Life November 19, 2014
The Emissions Gap report developed by the United Nations has set new goals for nations to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, but is it already too late?
Earth/Environment November 19, 2014
A new leaked document from the UN shows that the organization is trying to emphasize the relatively low costs of switching to energy sources with lower carbon dioxide emissions. The document is slated to be published November 2.
Energy October 21, 2014
Deforestation could be halted by the year 2030, under a new agreement negotiated by the United Nations.
Earth/Environment September 25, 2014
New York City will soon see tens of thousands of demonstrators, calling on world leaders to take action on global climate change.
Earth/Environment September 21, 2014
Global warming can only be held in check through major cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases, a new meta-study from the UN will announce.
Earth/Environment August 10, 2014
According to the new UN World Drug report, marijuana use in the U.S. has increased over the past five years, probably as the result of decriminalization and legalization of pot.
Life June 29, 2014
India's New Delhi is now on top of the list of cities with the worst levels of air pollution. The city has officially trumped Beijing in terms of worsening air quality.
Earth/Environment May 10, 2014
One of the world's leading experts on climate change says that the latest UN climate change report was marred by interference from multiple governments. The expert claims that changes were made to the report before it was released.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2014
Health officials have long feared that the H5N1 bird flu virus will jump to human population. Now, a team of researchers published a study detailing how this could be possible. It's scary.
Life April 13, 2014
A new United Nations report on climate change is expected to call out the highest carbon emitters on the planet.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2014
The UN has finally released a new report on global warming. The report warns that the effects could be “severe, pervasive and irreversible.”
Earth/Environment March 31, 2014
While a lot of people do not take climate change seriously, the United Nations' latest report is expected to reveal how it can impact human existence.
Earth/Environment March 24, 2014
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