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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.
Chilling out: The road to greener air conditioning Chilling out: The road to greener air conditioning
05/ 10/ 2010
Air-conditioning units that use renewable energy are approaching the commercial production stage - a milestone that could reduce climate change and help phase-out greenhouses gases
UNEP joins global initiative for clean energy cook stoves UNEP joins global initiative for clean energy cook stoves
21/ 09/ 2010
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined a new international alliance that aims to cut the estimated 1.6 million premature deaths - and environmental damage - linked to emissions from inefficient cook stoves.
UNEP backs action on e-waste in East Africa UNEP backs action on e-waste in East Africa
07/ 09/ 2010
Kenya is set to become the first East African nation to develop regulations on the management of electronic waste (e-waste), following a national conference held at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi.
Alien invaders threaten World Heritage Site Alien invaders threaten World Heritage Site
27/ 08/ 2010
Invasive alien species are a major cause of biodiversity loss. In Europe's Wadden Sea, alien species of grass, mussels and jellyfish are damaging habitats, ecosystems and the regional economy.
Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
23/ 08/ 2010
At the request of the government of Nigeria, UNEP is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta. The UNEP study represents an unprecedented effort to examine the location, nature and extent and implications of oil contamination in Ogoniland.
A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian
12/ 08/ 2010
Five countries are hosting events to mark "Caspian Day". Beach-cleaning events, workshops and concerts will highlight the pollution problems faced by the sea and their effect on the Caspian region.

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