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UN urges world to tackle mercury health threat

NAIROBI (AFP) – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Sunday urged environment ministers meeting this week in Nairobi to adopt a strategy to curb the use of the highly toxic metal mercury. “The world’s environment ministers meeting in Nairobi,

UN chief appoints two new envoys on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed two new special envoys on climate change, one of his top priorities, his press office said Thursday in a statement.

UN biodiversity conference ends with package to protect wildlife

BONN, Germany (AFP) – UN talks on Friday yielded a package of measures aimed at staving off what scientists fear is a mass extinction of Earth’s species and blocking irreparable damage to the ecosystems on which human life depends.

Govs. to gather to address global warming

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Organizers hope a gathering of governors this week will be as effective in addressing climate change as a similar event that launched the conservation movement a century ago. As many as 10 governors and leading experts