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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.
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.

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