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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.

Vincent GonzalezThe Ivory Trade Battle Continues - Since the inception of CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in 1973, and its further ban in ivory trade in 1989, its efforts to prevent the trade of ivory has had mixed results.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Oceans Day' - To commemorate World Oceans Day, the United Nations family is encouraging the international community to reflect on the multiple benefits of oceans and commit to keeping them healthy and productive for current and future generations.
SOP newswire3UN: Mayors on Frontline of Battle Against Climate Change - The head of the UN agency on human settlements said he hoped thousands of cities around the world will join forces to sign a compact to strengthen cooperation in tackling climate challenges when the UN convenes a summit on the issue four months from now.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'Mother Earth Day' - On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges World Leaders to Work Towards Climate Action - Ban Ki-moon attended the Climate Leaders` Summit in D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Applauds Prague`s Climate Change Preparedness - During his visit in the Czech Republic`s capital, Ban congratulated Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.
SOP newswire3Ban Praises Small Islands` Commitment to Address Climate Change - Ban Ki-moon praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development.
SOP newswire3UN Court Rules Against Japan`s Whaling Activities in the Antarctic - The United Nations International Court of Justice 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.
SOP newswire3UN Headquarters to Go Dark in Observance of 'Earth Hour' - It will be lights out for the UN later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and in observance of Earth Hour.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Warns World About Climate Change - Ban Ki-moon saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit today to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls For Action On Climate Change - Ban called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Protection of Natural Resources in War-torn Countries - Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls For Clean Energy Transformation - Ban Ki-moon today called for a clean energy transformation to help put the world on a more sustainable path.
SOP newswire3UN: Unprecedented Climate Extremes over Past Decade - The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes " between 2001 and 2010 and more national temperature records were broken during that period than in any other decade
SOP newswire3UN Issues Call to Protect Marine Environment - Marking World Oceans Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to do more to reverse degradation of the marine environment.
SOP newswire3UN Promotes Clean Energy In Africa - Less than 1 per cent of all patent applications relating to clean energy technology have been filed in Africa.
Glenn MolletteUS Needs to Stop Using Foreign Oil - We have everything we need in America. We have natural gas, oil, coal, solar and wind energy. We should utilize everything at our disposal to end our dependence on foreign oil.
SOP newswire3UN Endorses Measures to Improve Sustainable Forest Management - The UN Forum on Forests concluded its tenth session in Istanbul Saturday after agreeing on a series of measures to improve the sustainable management of forests.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: We Must Save Oceans From Pollution - Ban Ki-moon called on world leaders to take stronger action to protect the planet`s seas.
SOP newswire2Deadly Fungus Detected in the American Bullfrog - The study appears in the current issue of the journal EcoHealth, and is the first to consider the role that Southeast Asia's commercial trade plays in the spread of amphibian pathogens.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Stronger Measures to Protect Artic - The melting of sea ice and the resulting rush for resources require effective measures to avoid damage in the Arctic.
SOP newswire2Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credit? - "Conservative pro-life Christians are deeply concerned about the continuing impact of pollution on children and the impact of toxins like mercury on the unborn.
SOP newswire2Kihansi Spray Toad Reintroduced into its Native Habitat - Kihansi spray toad is first amphibian species reintroduced into its native habitat after going extinct in the wild
SOP newswire266 Species of Coral Endangered and Threatened - Today`s proposed rule by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act`s protection for 83 corals in U.S. waters.
SOP newswire2BP Responsible for Worst Oil Spill in American History - Birds, wildlife, and the environment in the Gulf region are still struggling. Today, we need your help to make sure BP pays their fair share to clean up the Gulf.
SOP newswire2Permafrost Thawing: Reducing Black Carbon Soot Can Cut Rate of Arctic Warming by Two-Thirds - Dangerous feedback loop as existing warming accelerates permafrost thawing
SOP newswire3UN: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Still Increasing - The UN released a new report which finds that the concentration of warming gases like carbon dioxide has increased by 20 per cent since 2000.
SOP newswire2A Fight to Preserve the Gulf Coast: Residents Still Suffering From Aftereffects of Deepwater Horizon - The Largest Criminal Penalty in U.S. History Still Isn`t Enough to Make Bp Pay for Its Crimes Against The Gulf
SOP newswire2Highlighting the Urgency to Stop Wildlife Trafficking - As attested by her focus on illegal wildlife trade during recent travels in Asia, Secretary Clinton has proven herself a committed leader on combating trafficking
SOP newswire2Mayan Calendar Fears ... Apocalypse? - Before we all go running for the hills, let`s remember that the world has seen this movie before. No, not the one starring John Cusack.
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