Environment/Science
Environment/Science
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.  more
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& ...

24 billion tons of fertile land lost every year, warns UN chief on World Day to Combat Desertification

New York, June 17 (JEN): In a video message released in advance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, marked on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warn ...

Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans

New York, June 9 (JEN): Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cul ...

Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

New York, June 7 (JEN): In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels ...

Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

New York, June 5 (JEN): In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels ...