Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday.
The study in the journal Science found that 82 percent of key ecological processes -- including genetic diversity and migration patterns -- are being altered by global warming.Full Story
The United States will likely fail to meet its pledges under the landmark Paris climate pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, analysts said Thursday on the margin of U.N. climate talks.Full Story
Supermarket obsession with perfect looking produce and the use of arbitrary "best before" labels are causing massive food waste that if reversed could feed the world's hungry, a U.N. panel said Thursday.Full Story
British primatologist and renowned environmentalist Jane Goodall said Thursday that those who care for the planet would have to work harder in response to Donald Trump's shock US presidential election victory.Full Story
Stunned participants at UN climate talks in Marrakesh insisted Wednesday that climate change denier Donald Trump cannot derail the global shift to clean energy, although some called his victory in US presidential elections a "disaster".Full Story
In the arid mountains of eastern Morocco, people know the value of water all too well.
"Every drop is like gold. It should almost be measured by the carat," said local activist Najib Bachiri.Full Story
Climate change has made deadly heatwaves and hurricanes, along with droughts and flooding, both more frequent and more intense in recent years, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.Full Story
UN talks to implement the landmark Paris climate pact opened in Marrakesh on Monday, buoyed by gathering momentum but threatened by the spectre of climate change denier Donald Trump in the White House.Full Story
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI), in partnership with the Shouf Biosphere Reserve and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Byblos Bank, and Radio One, organized a planting day in Maaser El Chouf as part of the #لتضل_عالعلم national awareness campaign for this year.
The campaign, which started in October 2016, included TV and radio spots and interviews, social media awareness raising infographics, and a digital ad displayed in Beirut and greater Beirut.Full Story
On Sunday, October 30th, UN-Habitat hosted a day-long Cleaning Campaign Event in the neighborhood of Haddadine, Tripoli in Lebanon. In partnership with the Municipality of Tripoli, the Ahal El Ataa Scouts, LaVajet Cleaning Company, the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) and Utopia, the cleaning event aimed to spread awareness about the importance of managing solid waste through community action.
The Cleaning Campaign Day event was part of the larger Solid Waste Management program that stemmed from the Neighborhood Profile on Haddadine developed by UN-Habitat in Lebanon. This event kicked off the larger cleaning and awareness campaign directed at empowering local communities to take charge of their environments.Full Story