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Upcoming climate talks just latest chapter in a long history

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

You can't say we haven't been warned. The upcoming climate summit in Paris is just the latest chapter in the surprisingly long history of grappling with global warming, a history that began with the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the 19th... Full Story

Negotiators agree on early draft of U.N. climate deal

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:02 PM

U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes. Full Story

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change
Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to combat climate change. Full Story

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate
Protestors in New York and other cities worldwide urge world leaders to take aggressive steps to alleviate the human influence on climate change. Full Story

Top UN Officials See Severe Hunger in South Sudan

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM

NYAL, South Sudan (AP) -- Desperate South Sudan villagers, fleeing fighting across the country, are eating grass and roots to survive as the World Food Program starts costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country. But the air drops,... Full Story

UN Official Hopeful About 2015 Climate Talks

posted on April 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Climate negotiations over the years have dogged by suspicion, with rich and poor nations accusing one another of failing to do enough to move the talks along. Full Story

UN says food prices drop again

posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:17 AM

A U.N. agency plays down fears of a looming world food crisis as international coordination and flagging demand have led to a drop in food prices for the third consecutive month in December. Full Story

U.N. Climate Talks Go Into Overtime In Qatar

posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

With several developing countries, the U.S. and other developed countries reject a draft agreement, highlighting the deep divide that has haunted the talks since they first started two decades ago. Full Story

UN: Food prices likely to remain volatile, high

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM

The United Nations says prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase, and poor farmers and consumers especially in Africa, will be hurt most. Full Story

UN Says World Hungry Not 1 Billion After All

posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Organization blamed flawed methodology and poor data for error. Full Story

UN: No evidence of new food price crisis

posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Prices of basic foods remained flat in August, offering assurances that a repeat of the global food price crisis that sparked rioting several years ago is unlikely, U.N. food agency officials said Thursday. Full Story

UN Calls on Nations to Adopt Drought Policies

posted on August 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM

GENEVA (AP) - Top officials with the U.N. weather agency say there's an urgent need for nations to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the United States endures the worst drought... Full Story

UN Says Nations Endorse Anti-land Grab Policy

posted on May 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM

UN Says Food Prices Up Again

posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:36 PM

ROME (AP) — International food prices have risen for the second time in two months, a U.N. agency said Thursday blaming bad weather in major exporting countries among other factors that have reversed downward price trends. On the... Full Story

Brazil's Graziano Elected Chief of UN Food Agency

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

ROME (AP)—Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil was elected on Sunday as director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.N agency tasked with reducing world hunger at a time of near-record high food prices. Full Story
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