World News

July 28, 2017

The DNA of ancient Canaanites lives on in modern-day Lebanese, genetic analysis shows

The Canaanites lived at the crossroads of the ancient world. They experienced wars, conquests and occupations for millennia, and as a result evolutionary geneticists expected that […]
July 22, 2017

The 15 Greenest Countries in the World

By Mark Kaufman There are 195 countries in the world, some of which are keen on kicking their fossil fuel habits and building renewable technologies. Then, […]
July 22, 2017

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new […]
July 7, 2017

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to […]
June 23, 2017

World’s largest coal company to retire 37 mines in India

The largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India, has announced plans to decommission a total of 37 mines which are no longer economically viable […]
June 20, 2017

A million people demand a global ban on single-use plastic at UN Oceans Conference

6 June 2017 – Today, an Avaaz petition signed by more than one million people to phase-out single use plastic worldwide within the next five years will […]
June 20, 2017

G7 throws weight behind sustainable finance movement

Bologna, 12 June 2017 – The G7 today joined the G20, other countries and markets in throwing its weight behind a growing movement to turn the power […]
June 2, 2017

Trump will announce plans to withdraw from Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump will announce that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement, according to media reports citing congressional officials and others […]