Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, announced on Sunday a contribution of $4.5 million to the Organization’s Climate Change Secretariat, the UNFCCC. more
A bio-based, reuse economy can feed the world and save the planet – UN agency

New York: Transforming pineapple skins into product packaging or using potato peels for fuel may sound far-fetched, but such innovations are gaining traction as it becomes clear that an e ...

UN-sponsored group tightens controls on spread of crop-attacking pests

New York: With an estimated $220 billion of the global harvest lost to plant pests each year, the agency charged with fighting this scourge has adopted new standards and measures to safeg ...

UNESCO condemns killing of rangers protecting mountain gorillas at renowned DR Congo wildlife park

New York: The lives of six guards and their driver were taken Monday during an attack on the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation in the Virunga Park, a United Nations Educational, ...

UN Security Council urges an end to recurring cycles of instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

New York: The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called for an end to the recurring cycles of violence and instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region, as a senior UN officia ...

At Asian forum, UN chief calls for more equitable globalization, urgent action on climate change

New York: The world must act to spread the benefits of globalization more fairly while avoiding the perils of protectionism, the United Nations chief said on Tuesday.

Climate chaos to continue in 2018, UN chief warns; Will the world rise to challenge?

New York: Climate change “is still moving much faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday, calling for the political will ...

Frogs in Sikkim Himalayas threatened by extraction for meat, allegedly of medicinal value

Come June, with the arrival of the monsoon, a symphony of frog croaks rents the air in Sikkim situated in the lap of the Himalayas. However, their time is up. Amid the crooning of these c ...

Earth Hour: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ globally with a call to protect environment

New York: The United Nations this evening turned off the lights at its iconic Headquarters in New York as well as at other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour&r ...

World cannot take water for granted, say UN officials at launch of global decade for action

New York :The United Nations on Thursday launched a decade for action on water that seeks to forge new partnerships, improve cooperation and strengthe3 (JEN)n capacity to implement the 20 ...