United Nations Initiatives
Winter Storm Takes Toll on Refugees in Lebanon   
January 16, 2015
- Wall Street Journal - The îUnited Nationsî High Commissioner for Refugees confirmed three deaths from the storm in Lebanon thus far, including the two in Shebaa. One recent day in a tent village in the northern Bekaa...
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Measuring the impact of light-absorbing particles on Earth's snowpack, glaciers, and ice cover   
January 15, 2015
- Phys.org - Thus, these particles were identified as formidable climate-changing agents in the fourth and fifth assessment reports of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. To understand how changes in...
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UN envoy arrives in Gambian capital over foiled coup   
January 15, 2015
- en.starafrica.com - Muhammad Ibn Chambas, special envoy of the îUnited Nationsî Secretary General to West Africa arrived in Banjul on Wednesday to convey the global bodyâs condemnation of the foiled attempt to...
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Gambia: FAO Equips Department of Livestock Services   
January 15, 2015
- AllAfrica - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî (FAO) on Tuesday handed over Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) materials worth USD$90,000 (over D400, 000.00) to the Department of...
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Jan. 14: Country music, drag tribute to Hall and Oates and more   
January 15, 2015
- San Francisco Examiner - Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, joins Apple executive Lisa Jackson to discuss how Silicon Valley can lead the charge toward a green economy....
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Sustainability challenged as many renewable resources max out   
January 15, 2015
- Science Daily - They examined 20 renewable resources, such as corn, rice, wheat or soy, which represent around 45 percent of the global calorie intake according to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United...
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Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Pooled Fund Manager P-3 (3 posts)   
January 15, 2015
- ReliefWeb - Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO) of OCHA Country Office and oversight of the îUnited Nationsî Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the Pooled Fund Manager will be responsible for the...
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Greenland Ice Study Shows Meltwater Significant Contributor to Increasing Sea Levels   
January 15, 2015
- usanews.net - This can be problematic given the river is made use of on the Modele Atmospherique Regional, a climate model utilized by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî in establishing international...
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Sea level rise quickens more than thought in threat to world's coasts   
January 15, 2015
- Sydney Morning Herald - Last year, the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) estimated the 1901-90 rate at 1.5 mm a year, meaning less of a leap to the recent rate around 3 mm. The Harvard-led study...
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Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper'   
January 15, 2015
- BBC - These figures were included in the most recent îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) report on the state of the planet. But these numbers have been somewhat problematic because they are at odds with...
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