Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York, Jan 29 (JEN) The United Nations agriculture agency is working closely with Malawi’s Government on a $16 million response plan aimed at protecting farmers from severe flooding that has destroyed fields and homes, washed away animals and crops, and threatens local food security. more
Indus Towers publishes first edition of its Sustainability Report

New Delhi, Jan 28 (JEN): Building on its philosophy of 'Putting India First', Indus Towers, a telecom tower company, on Wednesday launched the first edition of its annual Sustainability Repo ...

US-China climate deal not a pressure for India: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (JEN) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the climate deal between the United States and China will not put any pressure on an independent country India whil ...

Greenpeace finds peak pollution levels to be 3 times the Indian safety limits in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (JEN): Delhiites have been breathing extremely poor air this winter with PM2.5 averages peaking at 320micrograms/cubic meter, 6times the Indian safety limits and 14 times t ...

'Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,' says UN disaster risk reduction chief

New York, Jan 23 (JEN)Ten years ago today, world leaders in Hyogo, Japan agreed on a framework to better manage risk and curb the impact of disasters in the wake of the devastating Indian Oc ...

UN disaster reduction chief hails ‘major milestone’ in earthquake risk assessment

New York, Jan 22 (JEN) The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has welcomed the launch of a new web-based platform that will provide global access to critical informat ...

Madagascar needs resources to continue battle against locust plague – UN agency

New York, Jan 22 (JEN) The battle against a plague of locusts in Madagascar is in danger of being lost, as funding to continue efforts against widespread infestations runs out, putting 13 mi ...

UN agencies ramp up aid efforts to flood-hit Southern Africa countries

New York, Jan 21 (JEN) With Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar continuing to face torrential rains and worsening floods, United Nations agencies are scaling up relief efforts to assist those ...

Marking international year, UN chief celebrates role of light in boosting sustainable growth

New York, Jan 20 (JEN) The role light-based technologies play in spurring sustainable development can help the international community tackle the challenges of the 21st century, Secretary-Ge ...

Radical shift in agriculture critical to making future food systems smarter, more efficient – UN

New York, Jan 20 (JEN) Climate change and increasing competition for natural resources have essentially rendered the agriculture model of the past 40 years unsustainable, the United Nations ...