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Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed

As more households and industries have opted to harness the sun’s energy, a small but definite shadow is nagging at the many manufacturers who have…

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US plan to reform asylum, reunite families, reflects ‘authentic humanitarian values’

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said it is “heartened” by the United States’ president’s signing of executive orders on Tuesday which aim to provide…

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Social & structural factors influence racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality

COVID-19 mortality racial disparities in the U.S. are associated with social factors like income, education and internet access, according to a Rutgers study. The study,…

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Guterres urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to re-join WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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Violent attempt at UN Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

A group of independent UN rights experts released a statement on Monday condemning the violent storming of the United States Capitol building in Washington DC…

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Top UN officials saddened by violent scenes at US Capitol building

Top UN officials, including the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly have expressed sadness over the violence that erupted on Wednesday when supporters…

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Amount of Electronic Waste Generated in the U.S. Is Shrinking

Despite Americans’ increased dependence on cell phones and other technology, the amount of electronic waste generated in the United States has shrunk 10 percent since…

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US needs clear vaccine distribution strategy to defeat coronavirus

An opinion piece published today online in BMJ by Nina Schwalbe in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia Mailman School of…

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Water: Futures market invites speculators, challenges basic human rights – UN expert

A just-launched strategic alliance of major food industry leaders is joining forces to repurpose food waste with the goal of better protecting our planet. Yesterday,…

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International Joint Commission Recommends Improvements to Binational Cooperation

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has advice for Canada and the United States on how to improve binational cooperation for Great Lakes water quality programs….

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