Environment/Science
New York: The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”. more
The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

New York: The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, n ...

UN rights experts urge Kenya to protect activists testifying in lead pollution case

New York: Four United Nations human rights experts are calling for greater protection for Kenyan activists who have testified against a local lead-smelting plant accused of environmental ...

Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day

New York: The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterre ...

Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

New York, May 16 (IBNS): None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his beli ...

New UN agency guidelines aim to sustain forest benefits for future generations

New York, May 11 (JEN): New guidelines designed to give poor and isolated communities more of a say in how tropical forests are used and preserved around the world were published on Thurs ...

UN forum to coordinate global efforts to address worsening water shortages

New York: With extreme weather costing hundreds of billions a year and fears that by 2050, one in four people will be living in a country affected by severe water shortages, a global conf ...

Hottest April day ever recorded - maybe: World Meteorological Organization

New York: Deadly storms in India and record temperatures in Pakistan are an indication that more extreme weather events are happening globally owing to climate change, United Nations weat ...

Nations begin drafting ‘operating manual’ for climate action at UN conference in Bonn

New York: The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landm ...

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

New York: Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday, urging great ...