Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: Climate change “is still moving much faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday, calling for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25 per cent over the next two years. more
Frogs in Sikkim Himalayas threatened by extraction for meat, allegedly of medicinal value

Come June, with the arrival of the monsoon, a symphony of frog croaks rents the air in Sikkim situated in the lap of the Himalayas. However, their time is up. Amid the crooning of these c ...

Earth Hour: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ globally with a call to protect environment

New York: The United Nations this evening turned off the lights at its iconic Headquarters in New York as well as at other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour&r ...

World cannot take water for granted, say UN officials at launch of global decade for action

New York :The United Nations on Thursday launched a decade for action on water that seeks to forge new partnerships, improve cooperation and strengthe3 (JEN)n capacity to implement the 20 ...

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

New York: Hurricanes, monsoon floods and continuing severe drought made 2017 the costliest year ever for severe weather and climate events, according to a new report by the United Nations ...

Drought and conflict leave millions more hungry in 2017 – UN-backed report

New York: Driven largely by climate disasters and conflict, levels of acute hunger surged in 2017, leaving some 124 million people across 51 countries facing hunger crises –11 milli ...

As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN

New York: With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food an ...

UN spotlights rainwater recycling, artificial wetlands among ‘green’ solutions to global water crisis

New York: With five billion people at risk of having difficulty accessing adequate water by 2050, finding nature-based solutions, such as China’s rainwater recycling, India’s ...

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

New York: Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the United Nations on Tuesday launched an initiative enlisting business communities to ...

UN chief appoints former New York Mayor as Special Envoy for Climate Action

New York,: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.