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OSLO (Reuters) - Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed stud

The United Nations has estimated that about 39 million people are blind globally, while another 1.3 billion people live with some form of near vision impairment.

Kenya is drafting a policy to track achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officials said on Tuesday.

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N.

Britain’s Drax (DRX.L) has started a pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions at its biomass plant, the first of its kind in Europe, Drax said on Monday.

Cash from wealthy countries to help the developing world tackle climate change has risen substantially in recent years, putting them on track to meet a politically important 2020 UN target to go gr

DUBLIN, Ireland – The Irish government is to contribute millions of euro to the replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF).

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from acute malnutrition in three years of war in Yemen, a leading charity says.

The thematic focus of the South African Child Gauge 2017 – survive, thrive, transform – is at the heart of South Africa’s obligations under international law.

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