UN Security Council Adopts Resolution On Terrorists

United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution to address the threat from terrorists. The 15-member Security Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which calls on Member States to cooperate in efforts to combat the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. The Security Council’s meeting marks the sixth time in the UN’s 70 year history

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How Much Have Drought Stricken Californians Reduced Water Use?

California is facing one of its worst droughts in recent history. Back in January, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency due to the drought. Brown called for all Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent. How have Californians responded to his challenge? A few weeks ago the State Water Resources Control Board

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Media Ignores Destruction of Armenian Church In Syria

If it wasn’t for Armenian news sites such as Armenian Weekly and Asbarez, I wouldn’t know that the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, Syria was destroyed by the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A Google search shows that only Armenian news sites, Middle Eastern news agencies, bloggers and independent media in

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Governments, Organizations and Companies Pledge To Protect Farmers

Governments, organizations and companies pledged to protect 500 million farmers from climate change. Over 20 governments, 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. The countries joining represent millions of farmers, 43 million undernourished people and 16 percent of total agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The aims of

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Government and Business Leaders To Mobilize Billions To Fight Climate Change

Leaders from the government, investment community and financial institutions announced at the Climate Summit that they will mobilize over $200 billion by the end of 2015 to fight climate change. The funding includes public and private financing and pledges by donor and developing countries to the Green Climate Fund. The new financing will be available

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Governments, Business and Civil Societies Pledge To Protect Forests

Deforestation is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Globally, deforestation causes 15 percent of GHG emissions. Every year, 12 to 15 million hectares of forest are lost, the equivalent of 36 football fields per minute, according to World Wildlife Fund. Stopping deforestation is crucial to reducing GHG emissions. Over 130 governments, companies, civil

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Commitments To Sustainable Transportation Announced At Climate Summit

The transportation sector accounts for a big portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Im the U.S, alone transportation represented about 27 percent of all U.S. GHG emissions in 2011. Transportation accounted for over half the net increase in total U.S. GHG emissions from 1990 to 2011. Globally, transportation is about one quarter of energy-related global

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Climate Summit News

World leaders, environmentalists and business executives are meeting in New York, New York for the UN Climate Summit. Get the latest developments here.

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Plans Announced At Climate Summit To Invest In Renewables In Africa & Small Islands

Developing countries are on the front lines of climate change, including African countries. At the UN Climate Summit in New York, 19 ministers from Africa endorsed the Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC). The initiative will reduce dependency in eastern and southern Africa by advancing the development of renewable energy projects. It will increase renewable energy

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H&M Seeks To Improve the Lives of Workers

H&M wants to improve the lives of the workers who make the clothes the company sells around the globe. To that end, H&M recently announced a partnership with the International Labor Organization to improve practices in the company’s supply chain. H&M and ILO have partnered since 2001 when H&M joined ILO Better Factories program in

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