'Ozone-friendly' chemicals worry experts

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A rise in the use of "ozone-friendly" hydrofluorocarbons has raised concerns the potent greenhouse gases could be a problem in the future, a U.N. report says.
U.N. urges greening of Asia, Pacific

U.N. urges greening of Asia, Pacific

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A U.N. report calls on Asian and Pacific countries to transition to a green economy that takes advantage of resource efficiency so they can prosper.

U.N. warns on climate change

UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (UPI) -- Global climate change constitutes a major threat for future world peace and security, a United Nations official says.

U.N.: Climate change a global threat

UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (UPI) -- Volatile weather events brought on by climate change create "an unholy brew" that can threaten international security, the U.N. secretary-general said.
UNEP claims small victory in marine debris

UNEP claims small victory in marine debris

HONOLULU, March 28 (UPI) -- World governments and some of the largest companies in the world came together in Hawaii to make commitments to reduce marine debris, UNEP said.
U.N. wants water, biofuel balance

U.N. wants water, biofuel balance

NAGOYA, Japan, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Water used for the production of crops used for biofuels may create more problems than are solved, a U.N. environmental study found.

U.N. sounds alarm over fishing

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 (UPI) -- An overhaul of the global fishing sector is needed to prevent the depletion of fish stocks, U.N. environmental officials warned in Kenya.

U.N. deflects climate-change criticism

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scientific evidence from the environmental community suggests global warming trends are the result of human activity, a U.N. official said in Ankara.

U.N. climate scientist defends report

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A United Nations scientist struck back at climate change critics Saturday, saying the great weight of science still supports the findings of a landmark report.

U.N. to help Kenya restore ecosystem

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it will support Kenya in its appeal for funds to restore the Mau Forest Complex, an area critical to its development.

Chinese photographer named 'Climate Hero'

BEIJING, June 5 (UPI) -- A Chinese nature photographer is the first from his country to be named a "Climate Hero" by the United Nations Environment program.

The Maldives joins U.N. climate initiative

MALE, Maldives, May 5 (UPI) -- The Maldives has joined a U.N. initiative promoting a global shift to low-carbon economies and societies, the United Nations said Tuesday.

U.N. unit releases 'green deal' policy

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 20 (UPI) -- The head of the U.N. Environment Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya, called on nations to invest heavily in a new "green economy."

Russia relocating two Sochi venues

UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (UPI) -- Russia Monday agreed to relocate the sites for the bobsled and luge tracks for the 2014 Winter Olympics, U.N. environmental officials said Monday.

U.N. sponsors climate change meeting

VALENCIA, Spain, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Government officials and scientists from around the world meet in Spain this week for a U.N. conference that will result in a report on global climate change.

U.N. seeks global pact to curb mercury

BANGKOK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Worldwide government leaders meeting in Bangkok have been asked to step up efforts to develop an international agreement curbing mercury.

U.N. sets up environmental think tank

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.N. Environment Program in Paris has established a resource management think tank expected to take on a number of environmental issues.

U.N. report says planet at risk

PARIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The United Nations says climate change, the rate of extinction of species and the challenge of feeding a growing population are putting the Earth at risk.

Report says man causing global warming

PARIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Human activity is the source of global warming, said a major scientific report on greenhouse gas emissions issued by a United Nations panel in Paris Friday.

Migratory species threatened

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Migratory species around the world are increasingly being endangered by climate change, a U.N. Environmental Program report issued at a meeting in Kenya says.

U.N.: Important heritage sites threatened

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Heritage sites worldwide are threatened by rising sea levels, floods and storms related to climate change, a report by the U.N. Environment Program said.

U.N. joins effort to clean up Lebanon oil

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The United Nations has joined an effort to clean up a 50-mile oil slick caused by Israel's bombing of the Jiyyeh power station in Lebanon.

List of threatened species still growing

GLAND, Switzerland, May 2 (UPI) -- A major Swiss conservation organization says an increasing number of species are being are threatened by extinction.

World's endangered list more than 12,000

GLAND, Switzerland, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- About 2,000 more species have been added to the annual Red List of the world's most endangered animals and plants, the BBC reported.
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