Environment/Science
New York: Our oceans and frozen spaces have been “taking the heat” for global warming for decades, climate experts said on Wednesday, warning that without a radical change in human behaviour, hundreds of millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, frequent natural disasters and food shortages. more
Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a ‘healthy, resilient and productive ocean’

New York, Aug 21 (JEN): While the world’s oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ­­– all exposed to the dan ...

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

New York: From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans, ...

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost inter ...

FEATURE: Relationship with ocean vital part of Trinidad and Tobago culture

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): Oceans comprise roughly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and play an essential role in human well-being, producing half the oxygen necessary for lif ...

UN poised to open summit on world's oceans; outcome will 'call for action' on ocean health

New York, June 3(Just Earth News): Warming oceans, depleting sea life and plastic pollution are on the agenda for next week's ocean summit at the United Nations, which will call for urgent ...

UN announces first-ever World Ocean Festival

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): With global leaders heading to the United Nations for a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN o ...

More than 5 per cent of world’s oceans now protected – UN Environment

New York, Dec 15: Since April, an unprecedented 3.6 million square kilometres of ocean – an area larger than India – have been designated as marine protected areas (MPAs), mea ...

World's oldest panda Jia Jia dies

Hong Kong, Oct 17 (Just Earth News: A giant panda Jia Jia has died at a theme park in Hong Kong, officials said.

Study links 2015 melting Greenland ice to faster Arctic warming

Athens, June 12 (Just Earth News): A new study provides the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification-faster warming of the Arctic comp ...