New York : After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges: plastic pollution. more
Climate change may now destroy Bengal Tiger’s home, reveals study

Melbourne: A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea level ...

2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA

Washington: Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ ...

Mosul’s ‘3D contamination’ adds to challenges of deadly mine clearance work

New York: Demining and other explosives clearance operations are ongoing in former ISIL-held areas of Iraq, but the work is painstaking and even more dangerous because of “3D contam ...

Extreme weather grips US, nine deaths reported

Washington, Jan 31: At least nine weather-related deaths have been reported from the US so far as the continent is experiencing extreme cold conditions for the past several days.

Etihad Airways flies world's first flight using fuel made in UAE from plants grown in salt water by Khalifa University

Abu Dhabi: The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute that is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, on Wedne ...

Australia witnesses warmer than average temperatures and below-average rainfall in 2018: Bureau of Meteorology

Melbourne: The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has released its Annual Climate Statement, showing 2018 was the country's third-warmest year on record, while rainfall totals were th ...

Is Haiti better prepared for disasters, 9 years on from the 2010 earthquake?

New York:Half a capital city destroyed, 220,000 reported dead and 1 million residents displaced. This was the toll of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which struck on 12 January, 9 years ago.

From the colonies to the space race - past, present, future converge in Fourth Committee

New York: A timeline that stretches from the colonial past, through the present, and into the future for the final frontier in space, defines one of the United Nations General Assembly&rs ...

7-magnitude earthquake hits off southern Philippines, no casualty

Manila: An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale hit  Davao Oriental province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, met officials said.