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1/21/2019 3:03:59 PM

The ocean is changing – it’s getting more acidic

All life on earth will eventually be affected as an increasingly warm and acidic ocean produces less oxygen, The Ocean Foundation President Mark J Spalding points out.

  • Six things we learn from women's resistance in 2018

    Six things we learn from women's resistance in 2018

    Public: 12/31/2018 1:49:27 PM

    2018 was the year of women’s resistance. From the launch of the #TimesUp Legal Defense Fund to tackle sexual harassment in workplaces nationwide, to the Nobel Peace Prize being won by those working to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, this year was all about advocating for women’s rights. Women and gender equality activists from around the globe are using their voices to call out inequality and rally communities for a better future for all.

  • What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal in the Dec. 11 vote?

    What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal in the Dec. 11 vote?

    Public: 12/9/2018 3:55:51 PM

    Prime Minister Theresa May appears likely to lose a historic vote on the Brexit deal she has struck with EU leaders in a crucial parliament vote on Tuesday (Dec 11).

  • ‘Virginity testing’: A human rights violation, with no scientific basis - UN

    ‘Virginity testing’: A human rights violation, with no scientific basis - UN

    Public: 11/9/2018 3:00:15 PM

    A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least 20 countries.

  • #MeToo: Nepal’s Women Speak Up

    #MeToo: Nepal’s Women Speak Up

    Public: 11/8/2018 4:01:06 PM

    After taking India by storm, the #MeToo movement has come to Nepal. Can it bring change?

  • Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: Report

    Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: Report

    Public: 10/15/2018 4:06:01 PM

    The best - and fairest - way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday (Oct 15).

  • World Post Day 2018: Promote Post's role in achieving SDGs

    World Post Day 2018: Promote Post's role in achieving SDGs

    Public: 10/9/2018 8:42:01 AM

    Today, October 9 is World Post Day. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.

  • Temperatures to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030-2052 without rapid steps: UN report

    Temperatures to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030-2052 without rapid steps: UN report

    Public: 10/8/2018 9:00:20 AM

    Temperatures are likely to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues at its current pace and if the world fails to take rapid and unprecedented measures to stem the increase, a U.N. report said on Monday (Oct 8).

  • Natalia Vodianova is teaming up with the UN to tackle taboos and empower women

    Natalia Vodianova is teaming up with the UN to tackle taboos and empower women

    Public: 9/25/2018 4:42:32 PM

    Vogue meets supermodel Natalia Vodianova as she exclusively announces her latest international platform - together with the UNFPA - to assemble global policymakers and address the issues surrounding women’s health and gender equality.

  • Cuban women of the 21st century

    Cuban women of the 21st century

    Public: 9/18/2018 9:13:10 AM

    The Federation of Cuban Women reaches its 58th anniversary facing new challenge

  • Asia: The future is female

    Asia: The future is female

    Public: 9/17/2018 10:07:18 AM

    Women's role in the development of Asia is getting more and more crucial, stated Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister of Indonesia in a speech delivered on occasion of the recent World Economic Forum on ASEAN.

  • John McCain's final message to his country

    John McCain's final message to his country

    Public: 8/28/2018 4:20:15 PM

    One of Sen. John McCain’s final wishes was to tell the country not to “despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.”

  • Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

    Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

    Public: 8/21/2018 8:54:27 AM

    Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned on Monday (Aug 21).

  • Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: Study

    Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: Study

    Public: 8/15/2018 8:49:03 AM

    Man-made global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published on Tuesday (Aug 14).

  • PM Lee Hsien Loong: Bold creative planning can re-imagine Singapore

    PM Lee Hsien Loong: Bold creative planning can re-imagine Singapore

    Public: 8/9/2018 2:44:44 PM

    The work of building Singapore is not done, and bold, creative planning will allow the heartland to be remade, communities to be rejuvenated and the country to be re-imagined, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Aug 8).

  • Laos dam collapse affects more than 10,000 people: UN report

    Laos dam collapse affects more than 10,000 people: UN report

    Public: 7/28/2018 8:32:20 PM

    It is a grim situation facing rescuers and aid agencies in Laos following Monday's collapse of one of dams in the Xe-Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project.

  • South Sudan's president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

    South Sudan's president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

    Public: 7/19/2018 7:49:08 PM

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said he is ready to accept a peace deal to end a civil war and set up an inclusive new government.

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