Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, July 19 (JEN): Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is “responding urgently”. more
5.3 earthquake hits Athens, no casualty

Athens: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale hit Greece capital Athens on Friday, as per  United States Geological Survey website.

Keeping cool in the face of climate change

New York, July 1 (JEN): As global temperatures reach record highs, providing cooling systems which are effective, sustainable and which do not harm the environment is increasingly essenti ...

It’s time we took a seat ‘at your table’: Guterres calls on world youth to keep leading climate emergency response

New York, June 24 (JEN): Older generations have “failed to respond properly” to the climate emergency said the UN chief on Sunday, while the young are “stepping up to th ...

Alarming: Study finds melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years

New York: A newly-published comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century.&nb ...

AWI welcomes Iceland's decision to forego fin whaling this summer

Washington: The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is relieved to hear that no fin whales will be killed by Icelandic whalers this summer. 

Catholic Bishops of Myanmar urge govt. to rethink on dam project on Irrawaddy river

Yangon (Myanmar): The Catholic Bishops of Myanmar representing Christians of sixteen dioceses across Myanmar have requested all stakeholders to seriously reconsider the ill-conceived conc ...

At least 21 people injured due to earthquake in Northwest Japan – Reports

Tokyo (Sputnik/UNI) At least 21 were injured as a result of an earthquake in northwestern Japan, the NHK broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’, new UN report spells out

New York, June 18 (JEN):  Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion ...

UN oceans treaty ‘essential’ to combat ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the world’s seas – UN chief

New York, June 18 (JEN): The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but “half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years& ...