The 116-year-old Craig Goch Dam in Wales supplies water to Birmingham (AN/Ben Salter)
January 22, 2021
Most of the world’s population by mid-century will face risks living downstream from tens of thousands of aging concrete dams, says a U.N. University report.
The White House in Washington last week (AN/Joyce Boghosian)
January 20, 2021
Moves to rejoin WHO and the Paris climate treaty were among a burst of immediate directives issued by U.S. President Joe Biden upon taking office.
Trunk Bay, part of Virgin Islands National Park on the Caribbean island of St. John (AN/John Heilprin)
January 11, 2021
A top counterrorism official advised the U.N. Security Council that terrorists are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to fuel violent extremism.
Actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were among the activists arrested for unlawfully demonstrating against climate change by the U.S. Capitol in January 2020 (AN/Ted Eytan)
December 12, 2020
World leaders honored five years of the 2015 Paris Agreement at a virtual summit energized by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s vow to rejoin it.
American students protest outside the 2016 U.N. climate talks in Morocco in reaction to Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential victory (AN/John Englart)
December 9, 2020
Unmet promises to cut carbon emissions put the planet on track for temperatures to rise “in excess of 3 degrees Celsius this century,” UNEP reported.
A U.S. wildfire known as the CalWood fire burned for more than a month this fall near Boulder, Colorado (AN/Sean Moorhead)
December 2, 2020
The U.N. chief appealed to world leaders to start fixing our “broken” planet by ringing in 2021 with a commitment to a carbon pollution-neutral future.
Great Barrier Reef's Eddy Reef off Mission Beach (AN/Paul Toogood)
December 2, 2020
Climate change is damaging one-third of the world’s UNESCO sites and has become the single-biggest threat they face, IUCN warned.
Heavy air pollution from brick kilns serving Bangladesh's rapid development (AN/Bryan Katz)
November 23, 2020
(AN) — Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached a record high in 2019 and are expected to keep rising this year despite an economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday.
People take refuge on the roofs of buildings following flooding caused by 2019's Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (AN/World Vision)
November 17, 2020
None of the 20 nations most vulnerable to climate change were among the top recipients of aid to help adapt to global warming, IFRC reported.
London Bridge (AN/John Heilprin)
November 9, 2020
(AN) — The United Nations’ top official for global climate action said on Monday that 65 percent of the world body’s 193 member nations, up from 40 percent last year, will seek net zero carbon emissions by 2050.