Food Force: The First Humanitarian Video Game Updated and Free to Download

The World Food Program’s (WPG’s) video game Food Force invites children, and people of all ages, to complete six virtual missions that reflect real-life obstacles faced by WFP in its emergency responses both to the tsunami and other hunger crises around the world.


US EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week

The EPA is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, September 19-25, 2011, by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health.

New Conservation E-Tool to Track Trade in Wild Animals and Plants

The Trade Data Dashboards, that were launched to mark the 35th anniversary of CITES, are a new, interactive way of viewing the wildlife trade data submitted by the governments of the 175 member countries of CITES.

Cool Tools Let Public Upload Images, Information to Massive Interactive Online Biodiversity Encyclopedia

More than 150,000 species pages populated with expert-verified text and images are now available on the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) at  The EOL is a fast-growing inventory expected to shed new light on everything from conservation strategies for endangered species to climate change and the movements of disease-bearing or invasive pests.

United Nations Launches E-Learning Initiative in over 160 Developing Countries

A new United Nations (UN) e-Learning initiative, launched in Berlin on December 6, 2008 will offer developing countries opportunities to draw upon a rich array of training and capacity-building resources.

Take a Five-Second Flight to Top Environmental Hot Spots: UNEP Uses Google Earth to Put You in Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service.

UNEP Uses Google Earth to Put You in Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service People can “fly” to some of the world’s most dramatic environmental hotspots courtesy of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s innovative use of the popular mapping tool Google Earth.

The World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Information Service Website Wins the Prestigious Stockholm Challenge Award 2008

The World Weather Information Service (WWIS) website operated by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) on behalf of the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has won the prestigious Stockholm Challenge Award 2008 in the Environment category.

Coralpedia Established to Identify Corals, Soft Corals and Sponges of the Caribbean

Professor Charles Sheppard of the University of Warwick, UK, responded to what he perceived as the need to have a good, comprehensive source of identification for the main reef occupiers and builders of Caribbean reefs, namely corals, soft corals and sponges by developing Coralpedia.

New Web Portal Connects Tropical Disease Research

A Web portal to help people identify and use vital information related to infectious diseases was launched on 30 October, 2007 at Forum 11, the annual meeting of the Global Forum for Health Research.

New Blog Joins United Nations Food Force Video Game In Battle Against Hunger

Fresh from the global success of the world’s first humanitarian video game designed to arouse children’s interests in the challenges of fighting hunger, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on June 8th the launch of a blog, an interactive internet chat site, that allows youngsters to talk directly to aid workers on the battle’s frontlines.       

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