Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Nov 16 (JEN): A new United Nations report underscores the vital contribution of the social sciences to survival in the face of climate change, and stresses that human behaviour must be at the heart of efforts to tackle the challenges related to the natural environment. more
2013 set to be among warmest on record: UN

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization ( ...

UN launches appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

New York, Nov 13 (JEN): The United Nations Tuesday appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid wo ...

Artist Sudarshan campaigns for Arctic

Bhubaneshwar, Nov 8 (JEN): Following a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic region, world renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik has created a colossal sand art depicting Gree ...

UN welcomes ratification of treaty to tackle mercury pollution

New York, Nov 8 (JEN): The United Nations environment agency Thursday welcomed the ratification by the United States of the Minamata Convention, which seeks to bring down emissions and rele ...

Amount of greenhouse gases reach record high: UN

New York, Nov 7 (JEN): The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2012, continuing an upward trend which is driving climate change and which will shape the fu ...

UN atomic agency continues operation of peaceful pursuit

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): From helping developing countries provide cancer treatment to verifying the non-diversion of nuclear material for military purposes, the United Nations atomic watchdo ...

UN honours innovative green enterprises

New York, Nov 1 (JEN): Biodegradable plates made from Colombian seeds, an online car-sharing scheme in Viet Nam, and sanitary pads made from banana waste are some of this year’s winn ...

UN set to tackle new sustainable development agenda

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): The United Nations Economic and Social Council has embarked on a timely slate of far-reaching reforms that will make it a stronger, more issues-oriented body, as Secr ...

International football star to spotlight illegal wildlife trade

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): International football star Yaya Touré Tuesday joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat t ...