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28 11 2020 | 07:49

Delhi Covid crisis worsened by soaring pollution levels.

Indian capital records highest single day rise in cases as monitor says pollution is at 14 times WHO safe level. Delhi’s 20 million residents are facing a double health crisis as high levels of…

19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

05 11 2020 | 08:04

How Air Pollution, Food Delivery and Plastic Waste Are Connected.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a link between air pollution, food delivery and plastic waste.

30 10 2020 | 10:28

2020 likely to be one of warmest years on record despite La Niña.

Climate crisis exacerbates extreme weather during natural events, say experts. La Niña climate event is under way, heralding a colder and stormier winter than usual across the northern hemisphere,…

24 10 2020 | 01:03

Anglo American sued over alleged mass lead poisoning of children in Zambia.

Lawsuit claims mining firm failed to prevent pollution in Kabwe, affecting multiple generations. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the mining company Anglo American over its alleged…

13 07 2020 | 17:00

Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns.

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

29 06 2020 | 06:59

Judge Blocks California From Putting Cancer Warning on Roundup.

A federal judge in California ruled on Monday that the state cannot put a cancer warning on the label of the popular herbicide Roundup, as The Associated Press reported.

05 06 2020 | 08:15

COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide.

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern…

25 05 2020 | 10:06

At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts, warn Gavi, WHO and UNICEF.

Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.

25 04 2020 | 13:31

Coronavirus crisis could double number of people suffering acute hunger - UN.

Report from UN World Food Programme and others warns 265m people are facing acute risk. The coronavirus crisis will push more than a quarter of a billion people to the brink of starvation unless…

19 04 2020 | 19:50

How the spread of coronavirus is testing Africa.

Africa has passed the grim milestone of 10,000 reported cases of coronavirus, along with more than 500 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC). As the daily…

09 04 2020 | 11:32

How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked.

The coronavirus pandemic may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us on a global scale. Well-resourced healthcare systems are essential to protect us from health security threats,…

07 04 2020 | 08:41

Coronavirus and climate change are two crises that need humanity to unite.

IIED director Andrew Norton looks at some of the emerging impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, and discusses the possible longer-term effects of the pandemic. Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by…

04 04 2020 | 13:50

UN Launches Global Humanitarian Appeal for Vulnerable Countries, WHO Updates Response Plan.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs launched a Consolidated Global Humanitarian Appeal to support approximately 40 vulnerable countries in fighting COVID-19.

04 04 2020 | 13:15

Good Health and Well-being.

We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said is “attacking societies at their core, claiming…

29 03 2020 | 14:36

Climate change and human health - risks and responses.

Climate change and infectious diseases Today, worldwide, there is an apparent increase in many infectious diseases, including some newly-circulating ones (HIV/AIDS, hantavirus, hepatitis C, SARS,…

23 03 2020 | 06:32

STUDIES: More than 320 000 learners enrol in online COVID-19 courses.

Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response.  The OpenWHO Massive Online Open Courses for COVID-19 provide learning resources for health…

23 02 2020 | 11:49

Climate change threatens future of all children: UN report.

No country is doing enough to protect children from the impact of climate change, a joint report by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and The Lancet has found. The future of every child is at…

21 01 2020 | 07:33

Air Pollution could kill 160,000 in the UK over next decade.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has reported that 160,000 lives could be lost in the UK due to high levels of air pollution. The BHF has said that heart and circulatory disease deaths attributed…

05 12 2019 | 07:03

WMO highlights severe impacts after ‘decade of exceptional global heat’.

The World Meteorological Organisation reveals that 2019 has been one of the hottest years on record. The WMO report has warned that we have had a ‘decade of exceptional heat’ with 2019 on course to…