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Catastrophe of Aral Sea Shows Men Can Destroy the Planet

Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres today visited the Aral Sea - once the worlds fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement.

SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Really, Really Cares About Climate Change - I want my grandchildren to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a healthy planet. And like any human being, it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct, " he explained.
SOP newswire3Pope Francis Calls for Strong Climate Agreement - Pope Francis today called on world leaders to seal a strong agreement at the upcoming UN climate change conference.
SOP newswire3UN: Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit Yet Another Record - The WMO announced that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate change.
SOP newswire3UN: Climate Change Knows No National Borders - Ban Ki-moon today warned that despite months of talks and critical pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key issues still remain in play.
SOP newswire3Lights Dimmed at Pentagon in October for Energy Action Month - The lights have been dimmed at the Pentagon for October as part of federal efforts to conserve resources for Energy Action Month.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Preaches Climate Change - Let us ensure that we protect our climate the way we have preserved the ozone layer.
SOP newswire3UN: Central America Faces Major Crop Losses Due to El Nino - This year`s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said today.
SOP newswire3UN Unveils Low-cost Device for Air Quality Monitoring - A ground-breaking air quality measuring device expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions has the potential to revolutionize air quality measurement in developing countries.
SOP newswire3UN Ship Scours Indian Ocean for Plastic Waste - The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and "microplastics` used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean.
SOP newswire3Ban Praises Obama's Climate Change Plan - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled today by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the economy.
SOP newswire3UN: Small Islands Need Partnerships to Battle Climate Change - The global challenges facing the small island developing States are the international community`s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.
SOP newswire3DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change - Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN-backed Global Plan to Improve Study of Climate in Polar Regions Takes Shape - An international action plan to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in Polar regions has been agreed.
SOP newswire3Ban: World Must Act Now to Curb Climate Change - At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to take action now to fight climate change.
SOP newswire3UN: Widespread Heatwaves Impact Northern Hemisphere - Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Pope for Warning World About Climate Change - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis` Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Oceans Day' - Oceans are an essential component of the Earth's ecosystem, and healthy oceans are critical to sustaining a healthy planet, the Secretary-General affirmed in his message for the Day.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Environment Day' - The UN invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year's World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'International Day for Biological Diversity' - Variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the International Day for Biological Diversity.
SOP newswire3UN Report Emphasizes Contribution of Forests to Ending Hunger - A new United Nations-backed report on the link between forests and food production and nutrition says that woodlands could be the key to ending hunger and will be intimately linked to the global fight against climate change.
SOP newswire3UN Chief and Pope Francis Discuss Climate Change - During a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he very much looked forward to the Pontiff`s encyclical on climate change, which he said he believed would act as a moral voice on the issue.
SOP newswire3Obama: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored - In this week`s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'Global Soil Week' - As Global Soil Week began in Berlin today, a United Nations agricultural agency official used his opening address to stress the significance of healthy soils to global food production and the importance of prioritizing soil health in public policy.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Urges Climate Action at Earth Day Concert - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared 2015 a year for global action on climate, gender and development issues.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Dwindling Water Supplies - Although the world`s water supplies are expected to remain sufficient for a global population of nine billion in 2050, continuing overconsumption and the impact of climate change will diminish their availability in many of the planet`s neediest regions.
SOP newswire3UN Observes 'Earth Hour' - The United Nations will go dark later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of Earth Hour.
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SOP newswire3Climate Change on UN's Agenda - A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Climate Action - Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the United Nations' ongoing commitment to the post-2015 development agenda and the implementation of a credible climate policy.
SOP newswire3New Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions Will Curb Climate Change - The United States is now the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world, and developing these cleaner-burning fuel sources to light and heat American homes and businesses is crucial to the President`s energy strategy.
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