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50 billion tons of sand used globally
Experts have said there is need to manage sand extraction to avoid huge environmental impact. It said that about 50 billion tons of sand and gravel are used around the world every year.
Cocaine and heroin supplies hit 'record highs' globally
Supplies of cocaine in 2016 and opium from 2016 to 2017 hit their highest ever recorded levels, according to the 2018 World Drug report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN
A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday.
ILO: Green economy can create 24m jobs globally by 2030
If the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, 24 million new jobs will be created globally by 2030, a new International Labor Organization (ILO) report said.
Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally
Canada’s scientists are uniquely positioned to research the Arctic, arguably the world’s most critical region when it comes to quantifying how and why the climate is changing.
2016 set to be hottest year on record globally
Next year is set to be the warmest year ever recorded, according to a forecast issued by the UK Met Office.
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