UN report: Climate change already taking a major toll on Earth
March 31, 2014, 3:46 p.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized how climate-related issues, like water and food shortages, are causing conflicts around the world.
United Nations to take aim at asteroid threat
February 17, 2014, 10:38 a.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
An early alert system and rapid space launches are two ways that the UN is coordinating with other agencies to deter asteroids from crashing into Earth.
4 things to know about the IPCC's climate report
September 25, 2013, 12:36 p.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
As concern about climate change has increased, so has public interest in the the reports, which come out about every five to six years.
The best of the IPCC climate report leaks
September 20, 2013, 11:45 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
While the finale report may be a bit different, the Fifth Assessment Report leads to a number of interest climate change conclusions.
The happiest country in the world is...
September 9, 2013, 12:23 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Not the United States, which ranks 17th in the United Nation's second World Happiness Report.
United Nations reviewing asteroid impact threat
February 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. by Leonard David, Space.com
Discussions about the Russian meteor explosion and Earth's encounter with asteroid 2012 DA14 were high on the Feb. 15 agenda of a UN meeting.
Mercury emissions race through food web to top lake predators
January 18, 2013, 11:29 a.m. by Environmental Health News
New mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury, knowledge that could add impetus to the push to reduce global emissions.
2013 is international year of quinoa
January 7, 2013, 3:40 p.m. by Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience
Quinoa is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, cooked like rice, gluten-free, and loaded with vitamins and minerals.