Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet’s protective shield of gas - or ozone layer as we know it - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned, by the 2030’s, the UN’s environmental agency (UNEP) revealed on Monday. more
In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of ‘Category Hell’ hurricane, ‘powered by climate change’

New York Sept 15 (JEN): The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a &ldq ...

In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change

New York, Sept 14 (JEN): World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, redu ...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits western Tanzania : USGS

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) A magnitude 5.5 earthquake occurred in the Tanzanian western region of Katavi, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Monday.

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to rise as thousands remain missing

New York, Sept 7 (JEN): As the UN and other aid partners respond to huge humanitarian needs in the hurricane-struck northern Bahamas, latest reports indicate that the death toll is likely ...

Is the world living up to its climate commitments?

New York, Sept 6 (JEN): As the United Nations gears up for the September Climate Action Summit in New York, one of its most high-profile climate conferences in recent times, what progress ...

Somalia: Worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry

New York, Sept 4 (JEN): Somalia’s 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture Organiz ...

UN ‘prioritizing needs’, ramping up aid, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas

New York, Sept 4 (JEN): Renewed warnings of deadly destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian have been issued by UN agencies and partners, who said on Tuesday that they’ ...

Israel sends firefighters to aid Brazil battling Amazon fires

Jersulaem (Xinhua/UNI) Israel said on Tuesday it was dispatching a team of firefighters to help Brazil with fighting the rampant fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Top officials say UN will support Bahamas’ rescue, relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian churns in Atlantic

New York, Sept 3 (JEN): United Nations leaders on Monday expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the Bahamas and all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the massive storm p ...