Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. more
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, but more countries are taking action: WHO

New York: Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

Nations begin drafting ‘operating manual’ for climate action at UN conference in Bonn

New York: The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landm ...

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

New York: Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday, urging great ...

Climate Action Special Envoy Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to help UN fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement

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 ...

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.