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Media Advisory: UNSCEAR launches reports in runup to anniversary of Chernobyl Accident Media Advisory: UNSCEAR launches reports in runup to anniversary of Chernobyl Accident
06/ 04/ 2011
Journalists are invited to attend a press briefing on two reports to be published by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).
Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals Recommended for Trade "Watch List" Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals Recommended for Trade "Watch List"
01/ 04/ 2011
United Nations chemical experts have recommended that two pesticides that pose an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment be included in the Rotterdam Convention's Prior Informed Consent procedure
Harvard University recognizes Refrigerants, Naturally! with prestigious award Harvard University recognizes Refrigerants, Naturally! with prestigious award
28/ 03/ 2011
A partnership conceived and supported by UNEP's OzonAction team has received a prestigious award from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration
23/ 03/ 2011
The Olympics are a source of national pride but also an opportunity for showcasing innovation and catalyzing action towards a more sustainable future nationally and internationally
UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in Nigeria UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in Nigeria
07/ 01/ 2011
The UN has released a report calling on Nigerian authorities to prevent further lead poisoning in the country. Abnormally high rates of death and illness among children have been recorded since the beginning of 2010 in Zamfara State.
Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to Persistent Organic Pollutants Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to Persistent Organic Pollutants
07/ 12/ 2010
Climate change increases vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday.
Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report
Action on World's Waste Can Help Combat Climate Change While Increasing Access to Energy Says New UNEP Report
03/ 12/ 2010
Globally, the waste management sector contributes 3-5 per cent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, roughly equal to around the current emissions from international aviation and shipping.
Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red Acidification May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
02/ 12/ 2010
The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says.
UNEP fieldwork in Ogoniland, Nigeria, still ongoing UNEP fieldwork in Ogoniland, Nigeria, still ongoing
22/ 11/ 2010
The fieldwork by UNEP's scientific teams on oil pollution in Ogoniland, Nigeria is firmly focused on collecting samples of water, soil, sediment, air and plant and animal tissue, with the on-the-ground activities due to be completed in December 2010 after which there will be further laboratory analysis.
UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa
01/ 11/ 2010
Are you a young journalist with a passion for the environment? If so, then the United Nations wants to hear from you! The Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa is open to radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African nation.

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