Amazon rainforest destruction in Brazil rises again

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29151977 Amazon rainforest destruction in Brazil rises again The rate of deforestation increased by 29% in the year to July 2013 The rate of destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has increased for a second year running. Brazilian government figures show deforestation was ...

Ozone layer to recover by mid-century

See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/09/11/ozone-layer-to-recover-by-mid-century-say-scientists/#sthash.mf0yv9yb.dpuf Ozone layer to recover by mid-century, say scientists  -  11 September 2014, 11:12 am Campaigners renew calls for HFC phase-out to build on ozone success and tackle climate change   By Megan Darby The ozone layer is well on the road to recovery ...

Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/16/infant-child-deaths-un-estimates Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates Most are from preventable causes such as diseases like pneumonia, malnutrition and complications in labour, but new research highlights success in Rwanda A newborn is tagged with the mother’s ...

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/natural-disasters-refugee-people-war-2013-study Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds Norwegian Refugee Council finds ‘mega disasters’ such as typhoons and hurricanes drove 22 million people from homes An entire neighbourhood is destroyed in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan on 3 in ...

To end poverty, act on climate

To End Poverty, Act on Climate http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-calvin/to-end-poverty-act-on-cli_b_5822780.html Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations' progress in both of its critical missions - peacekeeping and development: Hardship often leads to conflict, and the worsening impacts of climate change are causing hardship. That ...