The environment is no longer a niche topic backed by a passionate minority, Achim Steiner said, but is clearly linked to economic and societal issues.
Although Cuba is a logical partner for the U.S. to collaborate with on medical research and development, the longstanding U.S. embargo severely limits trade, travel and exchanges .
The World Health Organization declared polio an international health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the disease.
On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.
Activists including conservation groups, animal rights supporters, and First Nation tribe members have serious qualms about the hunting of these bears for pure sport.
World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.
Currently, Japan's whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."
U.S. military officials did not report the contamination to Japanese authorities, and did nothing to alleviate the contamination.
The natives of Easter Island were not responsible for the collapse of their population due to over exploitation of natural resources and the destruction of their rain forest.
Dolphin hunting is also known as drive hunting, and involves driving the animals together with boats and trapping them. It is increasingly seen as a cruel, inhumane, and entirely unnecessary practice.