Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, June 4 (JEN): Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking. more
With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert

New York, June 4 (JEN): An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, ...

Japanese government plans to ban free plastic bags amid efforts to reduce waste - Reports

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) The Japanese Environment Ministry is seeking to establish a law that would ban stores from offering free plastic bags amid plans to encourage recycling and reduce pla ...

International partners pledge $1.2 billion to help cyclone-hit Mozambique recover, ‘build back better’

New York, June 3 (JEN): Donors have pledged an initial $1.2 billion to help restore livelihoods and rebuild infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, the United ...

UN chief urges donors to boost support for post-cyclone recovery in Mozambique

New York, June 2 (JEN): Mozambique and its people desperately need support to recover from the powerful back-to-back cyclones that recently tore through the southern African country, Unit ...

Mozambique pledging conference hopes to soften devastating blow of back-to-back cyclones

New York, June 1  (JEN): As some 1.85 million people in Mozambique try to recover from back-to-back cyclones Idai and Kenneth, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Frid ...

‘Save Tuvalu; save the world’; UN chief echoes rallying cry from front lines of global climate emergency

New York, May 30 (JEN): Further inaction on climate change is “simply not an option”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in an opinion ...

Mozambique cyclones a ‘wake-up call’ to boost resistance: UN weather agency

New York, May 30 (JEN): The havoc caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth across Mozambique is “a wake-up call” for vulnerable countries “to build resistance" against f ...

Artificial intelligence summit focuses on fighting hunger, climate crisis and transition to ‘smart sustainable cities’

New York, May 29 (JEN): Artificial intelligence, or AI, is at the forefront of fighting hunger, mitigating the climate crisis and facilitating “the transition to smart sustainable c ...

End fossil fuel subsidies, and stop using taxpayers’ money to destroy the world: Guterres

New York, May 29 (JEN): “We need to tax pollution, not people”, and “end subsidies for fossil fuels,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the World Summ ...