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UN marks Day of human space flight, encourages exploration

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): The necessity for international cooperation in space and the universal utility of duct tape were among insights revealed when the United Nations sent a former astronaut into cyberspace on Friday to inspire young people to explore new frontiers on the anniversary of the first human space flight.

UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.

Greenpeace: P&G agrees to clean up palm oil act

New Delhi, Apr 9 (IBNS): Non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace International on Wednesday welcomed multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble's (P&G) decision to remove forest destruction from its production and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses.

Mars Orbiter completes half of its journey

Bangalore, Apr 9 (IBNS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the country's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has crossed the half-way mark of its journey.

Ban congratulates Prague on climate change preparedness

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): During his official visit in the Czech Republic's capital, United Nations Secretary-General congratulated the city of Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.

Essar case attempt to stifle voices of opposition: Greenpeace

Singrauli, Apr 4 (IBNS): Greenpeace India on Friday rubbished Essar’s "ridiculous allegations" of inciting villagers in Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh against them.

PSLV C24 launches India's 2nd navigation satellite

Sriharikota, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24, successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on Friday at 1714 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.

Ban urges action to curb impacts of climate change

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, calling for transformative collective action to tackle the phenomenon now - on all fronts - before it is too late.

UN seeks global instrument to protect marine biodiversity

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond countries' national jurisdiction.

Ban praises small islands' commitment to climate change

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue next year.

V.V. Mineral observes Earth Hour

Chennai, Apr 1 (IBNS): Along with millions of concerned, environmentally conscious individuals and institutions worldwide, V.V. Mineral (VVM) recently switched off lights at their Vijayapathi factory in Thiruvembalapuram village, Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, expressing its concern for environment sustainability issues for an hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm.

Japan: UN court rules against whaling activities in Antarctic

New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic.

Climate change impacting entire planet: UN

New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued on Monday, which also warns that while action can be taken, managing the phenomenon’s impacts will be difficult on a rapidly warming planet.

Large land deals: Complex financial flows create routes for accountability

Washington, Mar 31 (IBNS) Complex webs of finance can often create barriers to sustainable development but research on large scale land deals published by International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) shows that understanding and harnessing this complexity can create opportunities for public accountability.