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July likely to be warmest month on record: NASA scientist

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES — July 2023 will probably be the world’s hottest month in  “hundreds, if not thousands, of years,”…

UN chief eyes reforms to peacekeeping operations

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for a “serious, broad-based reflection” on reforming the global…

Aspartame sweeteners ‘possibly carcinogenic’, says WHO

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The WHO said Friday it was now classifying aspartame, an artificial sweetener commonly used in soft drinks,…

Signs of the human era, from nuclear fallout to microplastics

PARIS, FRANCE — As scientists make the case that humans have fundamentally transformed the planet enough to warrant our own…

Paris summit to push for global debt and climate reform

PARIS, FRANCE — World leaders will gather in Paris this week with ambitions to reimagine global financing for a new…

UN chief slams ‘pitiful’ world response to climate change

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is racing toward a climate change disaster,…

Record 110 million people now forcibly displaced: UN

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A record 110 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the United Nations said…

No progress on biases against women in a decade: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES — Data tracking biases against women has shown no progress over the past decade, with prejudices…

Coming years ‘critical’ to slash plastic pollution: UN

PARIS, FRANCE — The world must halve single-use plastics and slash throwaway consumption to stem the tide of environmental pollution,…

Simple measures can prevent a million baby deaths a year: study

PARIS, FRANCE — Providing simple and cheap healthcare measures to pregnant women — such as offering aspirin — could prevent…