Environment/Science
Climate Change
New York, Sept 21 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring into force the landmark pact that seeks to put the world on a path towards low-carbon growth and a more sustainable future. more
Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

London, Sept 20 (Just Earth News: A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall i ...

At G20 in China, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals

New York, Sept 4 (Just Earth News): At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the conference's focus on s ...

INTERVIEW: "Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people"

New York, Aug 17 (Just Earth News): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in M ...

NASA analysis finds July 2016 is warmest on record

California, Aug 17 (Just Earth News): July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA†...

Ban congratulates Kazakhstan on its signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change

New York, Aug 4 (Just Earth News): In a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the country on ...

IMD releases July rainfall data and Aug-Sep forecast

New Delhi, Aug 2 (Just earth news): The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Tuesday, released the latest data on the rainfall during June-July of 2016.

UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures

New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Thursday called fo ...

2016 on pace to be hottest year ever as climate change trends reach ‘new climax’– UN

New York, July 22 (Just Earth News): Global temperatures for the first six months of this year reached new highs, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest-ever on record, the United Nations w ...

UN chief invites leaders to fast-track ratification of Paris climate deal

New York, July 21 (Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and speed up the process to restrict greenhouse gas ...