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Tag: United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

  • Monday, September 21st 2015 - 08:19 UTC

    Barrick Gold cyanide spill in Argentine mine analyzed by UN team of experts

    Barrick Gold admitted that at least 224,000 liters of a “cyanide solution” have been spilled and said it was waiting on laboratory results over the substance.

    A group of United Nations experts have started to analyze water samples in the Argentine northeastern province of San Juan where a spill from a malfunctioning cyanide pipeline in a gold mine belonging to Canada's multinational Barrick Gold has caused a water emergency. The Veladero mine in San Juan is one of the largest in Argentina and apparently the spill reached the rivers Jachal, Las Taguas and Blanco.

  • Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 01:52 UTC

    UN hails progress achieved in reducing damage to the ozone layer

    ”Let us learn from this example and apply its lesson to the urgent task of addressing the climate challenge” said Ban Ki-moon

    United Nations officials hailed on Tuesday the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances.

  • Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 19:44 UTC

    Renewable energy keeps advancing despite a drop in overall investment

    The falling cost of solar photovoltaic systems was partly responsible for a lesser sum of investment.

    Renewable energy's share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14% drop in investments to 214.4 billion dollars, according to a new report released on Monday and produced by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.